Welcome! 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.


Nicole Start and Simrita Dhanjal
Director and Assoc. Director of Admissions
510.285.9627 | 510.285.9617

St. Paul's Philosophy

Admissions Viewbook

Upcoming Events

It is not too late to submit an application for the '21-'22 school year. 
We are accepting applications to certain grades only. Please contact the Admissions Office ( | 510-285-9617) for more details.

Admissions Timeline

To begin the admissions process, submit an inquiry, or contact Associate Director of Admissions Simrita Dhanjal (510-285-9617 | to learn more. 

October - early January
Schedule a virtual information session

December 1, 2020
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, 2020
Early application deadline ($65 application fee)
Flexible Tuition applications due for early applicants

December 15, 2020
Kindergarten Sibling Assessment Due

January 18, 2021
Application deadline ($85 application fee)
Flexible Tuition applications due from new applicants
All application materials must be submitted by this date

January 29, 2021
Admissions decisions to siblings/faculty children

January - February 2020
St. Paul's assessments for grades K-8

March 18, 2021
Admissions decisions released at noon (including Flexible Tuition information for families who have applied)

March 25, 2021
Enrollment contracts and 10% registration deposit due by 10 am for new families

April 1, 2021
Rolling Admissions for certain grades

Flexible Tuition Applications
Flexible Tuition applications are due at the same time as applications for admission.
December 1, 2020 for early application, January 18, 2021, for regular application. For more details, please see our Flexible Tuition page
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