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  • St. Paul administers the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.  Our students score in the top 10% nationally when compared to the other schools taking the same test.
  • The 2016-2017 school year will be our 19th year in operation.
  • St. Paul is nationally accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation, which is recognized by regional school accreditation agencies – SACS and North Central Accreditation.
  • St. Paul is also accredited by Georgia Accrediting Commissions, Inc.
  • Our Preschool is licensed by “Bright from the Start” through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
  • Approximately 25% of our enrollment is Lutheran; 25% is Catholic; 50% is from other denominations.
  • St. Paul graduates moving on to local high schools do very well and many are placed in advanced placement classes.  Based on an interview of graduates conducted in January 2006, they felt very well prepared for high school study.
  • Maximum class size:  MMO = 10, PK2 = 12, PK3 = 16, PK4 = 18, K – 3rd = 20, 4th & 5th = 22, 6th – 8th = 24
  • St. Paul uses Harcourt Math for Kindergarten, Saxon Math for Grades 1-6 and Holt McDougal Larson’s Pre-Algebra program for 7th grade and Algebra 1 program for 8th grade.
  • Spanish and music classes are taught in grades K – 8.
  • Our science curriculum for grades K – 3 is a hands on science program (Discovery Works). Grades 4 – 5 use the hands-on, technology supported National Geographic program, while Grades 6 – 8 use a high school preparatory textbook science program called I Science (by Holt). 
  • Our Language Arts curriculum for grades 1 – 8 is the phonics based program, Shurley English. Kindergarten uses the Rowland Reading Program’s SuperKids series.
  • Grades K – 8 attend computer lab classes weekly.  Curriculum begins with age appropriate software. By 8th grade the students have learned word processing, spreadsheets, power point, and introductory programming.
  • Grades K – 5 have physical education 2 times a week; Grades 6 – 8 have gym 3 times per week.
  • Our 4 year old Preschool program uses a Houghton-Mifflin reading and math series.
  • The Bible is taught in every grade level. Christian principles are incorporated into every subject and we pray at every meal.
  • Chapel is conducted every Wednesday at 8:30 for Grades K – 8, while Chapel for our Preschool classes are conducted on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Classes take turns leading chapel and parents are always welcome.
  • Hot lunches are cooked onsite daily by a professional chef.
  • Before and After School Care is offered for students for in 4 year old Preschool through Grade 8.
  • Extra curricular activities include:  band, athletics (middle school) such as soccer, basketball, girls’ volleyball, track & field, and chorus.
  • St. Paul has an active Parent Teacher League that offers many opportunities to become involved.
  • Our students wear uniforms. We have a “Used Uniform Closet” which offers gently worn uniforms.
  • Our library contains 6000+ volumes. Students have a library period once per week, however they can make use of the library at any time.
  • Because we are a Christian school: teachers pray with their students and the students memorize Bible passages as a part of the weekly curriculum.
  • Our teachers CARE!