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What is an Episcopal School?

An Episcopal School is first and foremost an academic community; it’s a place where learners gather to grow as scholars and citizens. While no two schools are the same, Episcopal schools share the following characteristics:
  • Regular chapel gatherings that are creative, inclusive, age-appropriate, and rooted in the Episcopal tradition.
  • A commitment to the overall health and well-being of its students, faculty, families, and neighbors.
  • Academically substantive education about the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, with the goal of empowering students to find their own path.
  • A curriculum and culture that inspires students to work for equity and justice in the world; learning through community service plays a central role.
At St. Paul’s Episcopal School, we embody these characteristics and express them in the vibrant spirit of our local community. Our student-led chapels feature themes from the classroom, with cultural celebrations like Dia de los Muertos to explorations of identity and the importance of friendship. We cultivate a caring atmosphere with dedicated staff who support students beyond academics. Students learn from and about religious traditions beyond their own, and are encouraged to discover their own truth. Through our service learning program, each student learns about the challenges in our communities and what they can do to create a more just world.

Through our membership with the National Association of Episcopal Schools, St. Paul’s Episcopal School is connected to schools like ours throughout the world. We are an independent day school that thrives in community.
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600