Principal's Message

WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL

The process of choosing a school for your child is a challenging and difficult one. As you embark on this process of discernment I hope you will consider St. Paul Catholic School of Princeton. With a rich history dating back to 1880 when the Sisters of Mercy founded our school, we are Princeton’s first and only co-educational Catholic elementary school. Our mission is to provide sound spiritual, educational, moral, ethical, and social teachings. Our research based PreK3 - 8 school model provides a nurturing learning community. St. Paul School is a Catholic school that is committed to teaching the message of Jesus and the truths of the Catholic faith, while providing the highest level of a challenging academic program.

We provide a rigorous curriculum in state of the art facilities right in the heart of Princeton. Our dedicated, experienced faculty model lifelong learning through ongoing professional development. Graduates of St. Paul School attend top private and public high schools. Class sizes are small and provide for individual attention and active learning experiences. The ultimate goal is to enable students to become independent learners and thinkers who can apply what they have learned in real-life situations. We emphasize going beyond the school walls with an extensive field trip and assembly program to bring quality curricular and extra-curricular activities to our students.

Why Choose St. Paul’s School of Princeton?

• The only Catholic school in Princeton, with a successful co-ed, pre-k through 8 model. Princeton and its vibrant university are valued parts of our campus life.

• A 2012 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, a U.S. Department of Education designation that recognizes overall academic excellence

• Proud of its established STEM program through Project Lead The Way

• Blessed with faculty and teachers who are caring, fully certified, professional educators

• Focus on the whole child, from academics to spiritual to character, and more

• A strong, affordable choice when compared to the areas’ many private schools

For over 135 years St. Paul School has been setting a standard for education in the Princeton area. We are proud to provide an outstanding educational opportunities for our students in a nurturing, faith embedded community and we look forward to the opportunity to share it with your family.

Sincerely,
Ryan Killeen, Ed.D.
Principal

rkilleen@spsprinceton.org


Read to Feed

A few weeks back, I shared with you all our launch of our Read to Feed program with Heifer International. All of our students were challenged to read and have their reading sponsored to raise funds in support of the programs of Heifer International.

A few weeks back, I shared with you all our launch of our Read to Feed program with Heifer International. All of our students were challenged to read and have their reading sponsored to raise funds in support of the programs of Heifer International.

To quote iconic 80’s television show the A-team, “I love it when a plan comes together” To say we were overwhelmed by the response to the program would be an understatement. The enthusiasm our students and families have shown has been phenomenal. With the last few responses coming in we have raised approximately $5,000 which will be matched dollar for dollar through the Heifer matching program. Thank you to Mrs. Graja and Ms. Dwyer for spearheading this initiative.

The synergy of this program, supporting positive literacy, along with social justice is what makes it so unique. Students are excited and eager to read and we see that excitement continuing. The impact these resources will make in the lives of families around the globe is hard for us to even comprehend. A critical component of the program is the education of students on the realities of poverty and food insecurity globally.

An element that I must admit we did not fully appreciate was the empowerment our students would feel through participation. I was struck recently when discussing the program with one of our third grade students. He was so excited by the program and so proud of his participation. To paraphrase his words, “I’m a kid, I don’t usually get to change people’s lives” But changing lives is exactly what our kids have done and there is a lesson in these words for us all. We all confront opportunities every day, big and small that allow us to be a force for positive change. I am so heartened to see our children embrace to opportunity to lead and live lives of faith-filled service.

Thank you all for your support of all we do here at SPS but in particular this year’s inaugural Read to Feed program.

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