St. Paul's Philosophy


We're delighted that you're including our school in your search, and we look forward to helping you learn more about St. Paul's.

St. Paul's is an independent K-8 day school that 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. We fully and actively support equal opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Our admissions process begins in the fall prior to the planned year of attendance. To begin the admissions process, please submit an inquiry. We look forward to getting to know your family.


The Admissions Team
Simrita Dhanjal, Niki Rouda, and Deborah Lira
Director of Admissions, Admissions Associate, and Assistant Director of MS Admissions
510.285.9627 | 510.285.9617 | 510.285.9668

Admissions Viewbook

Upcoming Events

We continue to accept applications for the '23-'24 school year. Contact the Admissions Office ( | 510-285-9617) to register for a tour or to learn more.

Admissions Timeline

To begin the admissions process, submit an inquiry, log into your Ravenna account, or contact our Admissions Office (510-285-9617 | to learn more.

October - early January
Schedule a virtual information session

December 1, 2022
Sibling and faculty applications due (siblings of current/alumni St. Paul's students and children of St. Paul's faculty/staff)
Sibling and faculty Flexible Tuition applications due

December 1, 2022
Early application deadline ($65 application fee)
Flexible Tuition applications due for early applicants

December 6, 2022
Kindergarten Sibling Playdate

December 7, 2022
6th Grade Sibling Assessment

December 12, 2022
For sibling/faculty children: K video assessments, teacher recommendation(s), report cards/transcripts (for grades 1-8) must be submitted by this date

January 13, 2023
Admissions decisions to siblings/faculty children

January 16, 2023
Application deadline ($85 application fee)
Flexible Tuition applications due from new applicants
Admissions application must be submitted by this date

January 31, 2023
All application materials (teacher recommendation(s), report cards/transcripts) must be submitted by this date

January - February 2023
St. Paul's assessments for grades K-8

March 16, 2023
Admissions decisions released at noon (including Flexible Tuition information for families who have applied)

March 23, 2023
Enrollment contracts and 10% registration deposit due by 10 am for new families

April 1, 2023
Rolling admissions for certain grades

Flexible Tuition Applications
Flexible Tuition applications are due at the same time as applications for admission.
December 1, 2022, for early application, January 16, 2023, for regular application. For more details, please see our Flexible Tuition page
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610