About Us

Saint Paul School (SPS) is located on the main thoroughfare of Historic Princeton, New Jersey in an area of high competition from both the public and private sectors.

SPS was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1880 and is celebrating 135 years of academic and religious preparation. St. Paul School was named a 2012 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education. A Middle States and AdvancEd accredited school, SPS employs a staff of approximately 30 teaching faculty, all of whom are state-certified, with over 50% holding advanced degrees and multiple certifications. This dedicated staff views their work as a ministry and takes pride in their craft. They embrace their role as educators charged with the responsibility of producing intellectually competent students who are open to continued growth. Special services for students are provided by Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, including Compensatory Education, Supplemental Instruction, Speech Therapy, and Child Study evaluations.

SPS “walks the talk” by living its written mission everyday through the actions of the administration, teachers, parents and students.

The day begins each morning with prayer at 7:55 a.m. Students in K-3 assemble in the cafeteria while the 4th-8th grades gather in the gymnasium for morning prayer. Students attend homeroom prior to first period.

Pre-K through 2nd grade is self-contained. Third through fifth grade switch classes for the core subjects. The sixth through eighth grade switch, typically in their math group.

Each day students have an enrichment period: Art, Music, Library/Technology, Physical Education, Spanish.

Lunch and recess is from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 5-8) or 12:00-12:45 p.m. (grades 1-4).

Aftercare is available daily until 6:00 p.m.