Although we are not Catholic, we chose St. Paul because of the strong Christian values, and excellent educational opportunities. The current principal has really improved an already fantastic school. The children and families are all very kind and respectful to one another, and it is a wonderful atmosphere for our children to grow.
My children attended St Paul for many years. Because of a move we are now in public schools... what a difference! The values, study skills, and sense of community St Paul offered gave my children a wonderful start.
I have 4 beautiful children that have or currently attend St. Paul Catholic School in Grosse Pointe Farms. In Grosse Pointe, we are blessed with a variety of excellent schools - public, parochial and private. My husband and I chose St. Paul Catholic because we hoped our children would receive an excellent and faith-centered education. We have not been disappointed. Begining in pre-school and right through 8th grade, the school has helped bring our faith alive for the children. They have found great friends from solid Catholic families. They have excelled in their studies, well exceeding standardized testing. They look forward to going to school, not just to see their friends but also the teachers. The parish priests are a regular part of the children's lives - certainly with weekly mass but also with occasional lunches and regular interaction. We are blessed.
My son has attended St. Paul for 7 years now (he is in 5th grade and he started in pre-K)and he loves St. Paul. The emphasis on rigorous academics, religion and sound discipline to maintain an enhanced educational environment has worked well with him and meets our high standards as post-grad educated parents. Parent involvement is high, and both teachers and the administration are very responsive to parent communication, usually replying by e-mail or phone within 24 hours. There is a comprehensive athletic program which my son also takes advantage of. Having gone to private Catholic schools for most of my education, I can say that St. Paul is giving my son an advantage that I didn't get. The School Committee is also very responsive to parent concerns and helps provide guidance to the principal and teachers. Several graduates went on to become valedictorians at their high schools.
My family and I have been affiliated with St. Paul for a number of years. Our experience has been a very positive one. The majority of the teachers are outstanding in their job as well as being very dedicated to teaching the Catholic faith. We have been very pleased at the number of opportunities our children have been exposed to through this school. There is no perfect school, but if you are looking for a solid academic foundation with a dedicated staff, involved parents, fun athletic program, and most importantly, the teachings of the catholic faith, St. Paul School is the place to be.