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St Paul The Apostle School

Private | PK-8 | 225 students


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Posted September 19, 2012

I love how the parents and grandparents come together to help out the students and the school. The administration, teachers and support staff together with the parents make this school something special!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 12, 2010

The teachers are driven to help their students succeed and they will do anything to help the kids!

Posted March 18, 2010

St Paul's is a very welcoming, caring, faith filled school. The teachers and staff are great and really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 3, 2010

5 Stars. Our 3rd Grade daughter loves her school. She has grown in Knowledge, Faith and Community. The community of St. Paul The Apostle is a loving and caring environment.
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Posted March 3, 2010

We enrolled our students at St. Paul last year after touring several other Catholic School in Kent County. We chose St. Paul because the moment you walk in the door, you feel welcomed! The small school community embraces all new families. We had hesitation about moving our eldest, who is in the 5th grade, because of how settled he was in his previous school. Despite these reservations, we have never seen our children happier in school and both are excelling academically. St. Paul is truly a college prep k-8 institution and the fact that the standardized scores exceed the diocese average is just one measure of this. From the families to the staff, to the administration, this school rates an A+ and we could not be happier!!!
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Posted March 3, 2010

You get the whole nine yards with a school like St. Paul the Apostle. From their Haiti food and clothing drives to their academic excellence, you feel like you are involved in every aspect of helping the students achieve for the greater good. They not only are some of the brightest students you will meet, but they also care for the world around them. Our family has 3 students at St. Paul the Apostle School and since we joined 5 years ago, we have had a feeling of belonging to a community that cares.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 14, 2009

SPA is a wonderful school. The teachers are great, the environment is safe, my kids love going to school and love learning here. The kindergarten program is excellent. There are two excellent teachers who share the week. The kids benefit from having two completely different, qualified teachers. Several options also, k-all day everyday being one. Mom and Dad and kids couldn't be happier here!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 28, 2009

The close sense of community; family involvement

Posted May 17, 2009

Otstanding School! We have had 3 children attend PS - 8, and highly recomend it!
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Posted April 24, 2009

I have been thrilled with the entire package at St. Paul the Apostle School. There is great interaction between the children in different grades; and my child has thrived in the small, caring environment. The teachers are experienced, and the environment is clean, safe and conducive to learning.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2009

St. Paul the Apostle is a top notch school with excellent teachers, academics, sports and arts in a christian learning environment. There are many opportunities for parent involvement and the school community is very friendly.
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Posted April 19, 2009

St. Paul the Apostle School offers an incredible, faith-based education in a safe, community-oriented environment. Check out what their parents feel about the school at
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 69%
Hispanic 4% 6%
African-American 1% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lori Salva
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
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  • (616) 949-0836


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  • Diocese of Grand Rapids
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2750 Burton Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 949-1690


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