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St Paul Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 280 students

We are best known for strong academic curriculum.

 
 

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Posted February 28, 2014

St. Paul has been a wonderful experience for my child. This is our first year at St. Paul and she has Mrs. Monica and Mrs. R for preschool. They do a wonderful job. My daughter talks about "God's world" often and I can tell that she is in a loving and caring environment. She is also learning a lot to prepare her for Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

St. Paul is a school striving for excellence. We have three children enrolled this year and a fourth who will attend next year. The school and its environment has impacted our family's life in such a great way. We appreciate that it remains one of the last places dedicated to the relevant and important Half-Day Kindergarten option in our area. Our children are receiving a solid education in a Christ-centered, loving environment. Come check out this gem we have in Ann Arbor!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

St. Paul is providing our kids with a strong Christian education in an academically challenging environment. Our kids started in preschool and we suspect they've made lifelong friends here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

I am a student at St.Paul!! When I saw people putting the school down I thought this is wrong. I love St.Paul and always will. The teachers are loving and caring and when you having troubles socially or withh school they will be right there to help me. They have soppurted me in my journey at St. Paul.


Posted June 7, 2013

My children were given an excellent education at St. Paul. They were not only academically well prepared for high school, but were instilled with wonderful Christian values. It was money well spent.


Posted April 9, 2013

St Paul offers our children a TOP QUALITY, Christ-Centered educational experience (we have four enrolled now, all started in kindergarten). We love being part of the caring St. Paul family of teachers and administrators and the high academic standards they keep. In addition, we have been thrilled with the positive changes this year in staffing and teaching of non-core subjects (art, Spanish, phys-ed, etc.) and the extra-curricular sports programs are often leaders in their leagues. I highly recommend St. Paul Lutheran, Ann Arbor as an excellent educational stepping stone for one's mind, body and spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

St Paul is a great school with strong academics and caring teachers. Our oldest will be graduating from St Paul this year having attended since kindergarten. We are very happy with the family atmosphere and Christ centered education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

St. Paul has been the best choice for our childrens' education! They are both thriving in a Christian environment where they are shown love by their teachers and respect by their peers. In the morning as they walk down the hall to their classroom my children are greeted by all teachers and administration staff by name! Our girls feel safe and happy at their school. They are challenged by high academic standards and are reaping the benefits of smaller class sizes. Great communication between teachers and parents! We know our girls will be more than prepared for high school and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Best decision we ever made. My two children have been at St. Paul since Kindergarten. One will be graduating 8th grade this year...the other next year. The teachers are caring, the curriculum is current and my oldest is very prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

I have 4 students at St Paul and I have only praise to report. They have a caring, family atmosphere. The academics are strong and the teachers work hard to help all the students. We've been very happy at St Paul
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

Where are the Christian Values? Why do the teachers allow bullying? Why do the teachers include themselves in the bullying? Why don't the pastors (who have ultimate responsibility over the school??) step up and try to figure out why enrollment is way down? Why do they not wonder why students that are members of the church are leaving? It's time to get a better staff (and no family members please)


Posted June 24, 2009

St. Paul is an excellent school where the teachers truly love theirstudents. The academics are excellent with the students achieving well above all national averages on test scores. When you become part of St. Paul School you are joining a family. Jesus Christ is the center of everything taught at the school. I would not send my students anywhere else and I am a public school teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This school gives me a wonderful fufilling education!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2008

Our family's experience with St. Paul has been really good. When the kids leave after 8th grade, they are well-prepared to compete in high school. They have better math, spelling, and grammar skills than kids from other local schools, and they have learned study and organizational skills that help them succeed in high school. I'm glad that we chose this school. There is also a safer atmosphere, especially in the middle school grades (6,7,8), than the public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

Highest 7th and 8th grade graduating percentage for MEAPs in Washtenaw county. Their Christian and academic instruction is exemplary. At A2's safety town, an officer remarked to my wife that he thought St Paul's kids were the most respectful and most well behaved kids. What more could you ask for? In retrospect, choosing St Pauls was a no-brainer.
—Submitted by a parent


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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 69%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Multiracial 4% 2%
African-American 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Honor Roll's Outstanding American Teacher Award

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Bradley Massey
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Fax number
  • (734) 665-7809

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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  • School feels like a family. Open communication between parents and staff is encouraged. Students score high on Academic Assesment Tests.
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495 Earhart Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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