We love St. Paul's! Our children have been there since they were in preschool, and absolutely love it! We believe the Christian education they are receiving is the best possible for our family. Like every experience, there have been bumps in the road, but we've found that through prayer - and communicating/working with the staff and administration - all situations get resolved appropriately. Our children are loved, respected and treated as individuals. They feel the love of Christ every day, and are confident and happy. We would highly recommend (and have done so) St. Paul's to anyone who values a Christian education but insists on a strong academic experience.
Our Child has been at St. Paul's since P4. He loves the school and has done well. He has ADHD and some other learnig differences. He has faced challenges and so have his teachers. He has always been treated with love and kindness and I can tell you a couple of times; he was a real stinker! He is on par or ahead of his public school friends. He has an extensive vocabulary. He does not speak in slang nor is he disrespecful. He is a happy second grader that loves school and Jesus. We thought we might move and I prepared him for a change to public school. He eyes grew quite large when I told him no prayers. Riding the big yellow school bus went right out the window! James is in the best learning ervironment possible for him to thrive; both academically and spiritually. My friend and neighbor told me about St. Paul's and she loved the school. If more children had this loving atmosphere to learn in I do believe the world would be seeing less violence. I wish I could afford to offer Scholarships for children to St. Paul's. Maybe someday I will. With prayer all thingsare possible.
I have two children who have attended St. Paul's since kindergarten and 1st grade and are currently in middle school. We were referred to the school by a friend whose children also attend the school. Though we are not Lutheran, the atmosphere has been very welcoming. Both of my children have done well, but particularly my elder child, who came to the school from the county Early Childhood Intervention preschool for speech delay. My son, who did not speak until he was four years old, has thrived both academically and socially. He participates in Art Club, plays trumpet in the Advanced Band and this year was accepted into the Chesapeake Youth Orchestra, and he has made the honor roll every semester of middle school. My other son is active in several of the sports programs offered at the school, including basketball and flag football. He also play trombone in the Advanced Band. Next year we will be applying to private high schools in the area, but our departure from the St. Paul s family will be bitter sweet as we will miss everyone from the other families, to the teachers and even the facilities manager who always has a smile for the children.
My daughter is starting her 2nd year at St. Pauls this coming school year and she absolutely loves it here. I am very pleased with the Teachers and staff, they take the time with the students getting to know them and their needs. They also help them on a one on one and group settings. The atmosphere of the school is very friendly and welcoming. I have never had any issues with the Administration if I should have a question someone is always there to answer and if they cant answer they direct me to someone who can. The school makes it very easy to communicate with the teachers and staff if you should have any questions or just want updates on how your child(ren) are doing in class. Since my daughter has started at St. Pauls I have seen a huge improvement in her skills compared to what they were like at her previous school. St. Pauls also offers a before/after school program for those parents who cant get off work to pick their child(ren) up after school hours. The staff is great, they teach how to do different activities with the kids and playing with them. I would recommend St. Pauls to any of my friends/family.
Our family has two children who currently attend the school and one who graduated, attended a top private high school, and will be graduating from college in May. After he left St. Paul s Lutheran School he was well prepared for both high school and college. Each of my children have developed friendships with classmates that I am sure will continue for the rest of their life, as well as a love and appreciation of our Lord. My son who is in seventh grade participates in many extracurricular activities. He plays with the band, plays soccer and flag football and is a member of the Art Club. My daughter excels academically and has blossomed from a shy preschooler to a vivacious and outgoing fourth grader. The academic atmosphere has fostered a love of reading in all of my children. I used to say I can t get their noses out of their books, but now I have to say I can t get them to turn off their Kindles! I highly recommend the school for any family in search of a Christian school that provides a firm academic foundation for their higher education.
We have two children that currently attend St. Paul s. We were referred by a co-worker and have been a St. Paul s family for the past seven years. This review may be of interest to a specific set of parents as both of our children have ADHD. Most of the teachers have been more than accommodating with our children with one teacher in particular, Troy Bauer, being a top-notch supporter of children with different learning styles. We had a conversation prior to the beginning of my older child s sixth grade year. When I explained that my daughter had ADHD, he rattled off several different cases that he had encountered over the years and how he adapted his teaching methods to accommodate these children. I cannot begin to explain my sense of relief at not having to fight the system as many of my friends and co-workers have had to do with other schools. Should tutoring be needed, several of the teachers offer their services at very reasonable rates. Overall we have been very pleased with St. Paul s and would like to echo the sentiment of the other reviewers wish there was a high school!
The atmosphere at St Pauls is unchristian and demeaning to children. Good instruction is the exception rather than the rule. The academics are substandard with many teachers relying solely on unrelated movies, worksheeets and busywork to fill class time, despite hefty book bills and activity fees to the families. The administration is unwilling to listen to parent concerns or make changes, and an an air of superiority as well as racism pervades. Definitely not worth the time or money spent.
St. Pauls is a great school for a christian education. The staff is great. The only problem I have has nothing to do with the school,but the other parents. I am not sure why, but they think it is ok to invite just about every kid to birthday parties, sleepovers, etc and exclude 3 or 4 kids. Those kids have to hear all the other kids disussing all these parties and that causes very hurt feelings. So if you don't mind your childs feelings being hurt several times a year then this is the pefect school.
This is my daughter's 1st year (K) at St. Paul's and she has loved it. She participates in accelerated reading and is well above her math skills level. The curriculum is more than what I expected K to be but I'm amazed at how much my daughter has learned this school year. The school is strict but I'm always impressed with how the students are very respectful. Although, I love this school very much and teachers have shown much love and attention to the children I don't feel it's the right fit for a child with special needs or attention. The curriculum is intense and there is a lot to cover that I can see how a child could fall behind.
Great school. My daughter has attended two years so far and the leadership is fantastic, the teachers very very good and very loving and overall a lot of great support and involvement.
My daughter has attended St. Paul's since Kindergarten and we just love it! It is a caring and nurturing environment where she has excelled academically. She has a love for reading I never thought she would have, but because of the positive reinforcement approach with teaching she has grown to love reading on her own. The teachers and staff are all wonderful and they know each student. I also wish St. Pauls went through 12th grade!
I have two kids at St. Paul's. The academic environment, I believe, is average. The class sizes are small and the teachers are kind. I appreciate the Christian education, but the academics could stand to be a bit more challenging. What I love most about St. Paul's is that the teachers supervise the morning drop off. If you have young ones, a teacher will physically open your car door and help your child get out and take them to the school door... I love that! What a comfort to see your little one's hand held in the a.m., especially at the beginning of the school year. There is no grassy area for the kids to play, the only outdoor play area is covered in mulch/wood chips- and that's a disappointment. Overall, I will take caring teachers and staff over grassy areas any day.
My child has been at St. Paul's since second grade, he is now in seventh. He has excelled and is happy. For that I am thankful. What I do not like about St. Paul's is the administration. They are very judgemental. If your child/ren like to express their individuality (hair a little longer than what they think 'hair for a christian should be') be prepared for you and your child to be ostracized. Even though hairstyle is not outside the guidelines they have set. Not the christian ways that they preach. Does not matter that your child is an honor student. You will be wrongly judged!
Warm, nuturing environment with excellent teachers and staff. A great curriculum paired with smaller class sizes equates to a great learning environment. Highly recommended. We wish St. Paul's went to the 12th grade!
My son is attending his 2nd year at St. Pauls and he's now in the 5th grade. My whole family Loves St. Pauls. We transferred in from another private school that just wasn't for us, and we are so pleased. St. Pauls provides smaller class sizes, excellent teachers, a great curriculum, and a wholesome Christian Foundation that just cannot be beat.
i am not parent but a graduate of st. paul's.class of 2006!! i have been going to this school since 3rd grade, and i absolutly loved going there. the teachers support you so much and help you get the best education ever. the enrichment program (one of our electives)is very helpful if u want to work with directing plays,and things of that nature. all the teachers at saint pauls are the best, and are so so nice. the parents are always involved with the school also. they have a program called ptlt (parents and teachers learning together), which helps to put together school events and things of that nature. i will miss this school so much as i go onto high school, but i can safely say that i am preapred to go to high school because of saint pauls. this is one amazing school.i highly reccomend it to anyone.
We're very happy with the education our children have received. Great teachers, good class sizes.
My children began school at St. Paul's in K5 and 1st grade. They are now in 2nd and 3rd grade. We are very pleased. The teachers are caring and attentive, the school work is academically on target and the christian values are reinforced and modeled on a daily basis. The principle is caring and involved. We're looking forward to the remainder of our school years at this great school.
My children have been going to St. Paul's since my son was in K-4. He is now in 2nd Grade. My daughter is now in K-5. We are very pleased with the quality education our children are recieving. The staff is very loving and capable. In addition to academics, our children are learning and demonstrating good, Christian values. Molly
We are very pleased with the education that our daughter is getting at St Pauls. She has been there since K4 and is now in 2nd grade. The teachers she has had are very caring and have been a pleasure to know, as well as the principal. We are looking forward the the rest of her years there!
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