116 Montecito Avenue

Oakland, CA 94610

Phone: 510.285.9600

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Dear Families,

St. Paul's Episcopal School provides an education that is intellectually challenging and morally enriching. The School enrolls students from widely diverse cultural, religious, family, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who are motivated to succeed and who, by the virtue of their character, will contribute to the life and spirit of the School.

Students are admitted on the basis of academic and social skills, developmental readiness, past school experience, recommendations and character. Kindergarten and sixth grade are primary entry points into the school.

Our students’ 2015 high school acceptances included Athenian, Bentley, Bishop O' Dowd, College Preparatory School, Head-Royce, and Lick-Wilmerding. Graduates from recent classes have gone on to matriculate at many wonderful colleges and universities, including Harvard, UC Berkeley, Yale, Bates, Carleton, Claremont McKenna, and UCLA.  

St. Paul’s has recommendations for age requirements for students applying to the School. For kindergarten, we strongly recommend that children are 5 by September 1, but will assess students with birthdays soon afterward on an individual basis. Please feel free to ask me if you have questions about kindergarten readiness for your child.

The St. Paul’s Admissions process begins in the fall prior to the planned year of attendance. The applications process has three required steps: a tour of the School, the completion of an application, and an assessment. For details, please see the bar to the right.

We look forward to getting to know your family.

Nicole Start
Director of Admissions
The Admissions Process
Admissions Process
1. Fill out an online inquiry form.
2. Schedule and complete a tour.
3. Complete and return the application by Jan. 14, 2016.
4. Schedule and complete an assessment.
5. Schedule a shadow visit for Grades 6 - 8.
6. Schedule an ISEE Exam for Grades 6 - 8. St. Paul’s School code is #054150. Register here.

Application Material