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- a parent
We have 2 children at St Pauls and we love it! The kids started in preschool and have continued ever since, now in 4th and 6th grade. The small class size allows for personal attention from the warm and encouraging teachers and it allows the teachers to keep their classrooms focused. St Pauls is truly committed to educating the whole child with strong academics and offering moral/ethical education through weekly chapel. The teachers and administration have high expectations for their students and this is reflected in their curriculum. We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our children here.



- a parent
Our son is now finishing his 8th year at St. Paul's Academy. The decision to attend this school was one of the best we have made as parents. The small class sizes have provided for tons of individual attention and have enabled our child to excel and progress at an accelerated pace. The teachers here are smart, detailed, nurturing and fun. The administration is top of the line and always working to improve the curriculum and daily life at the school. I trust that they truly care about the students and know what is best for them. We have made amazing, life-long friends at this school, which is indeed a supportive and loving community. Our family has found a home at St. Paul's, and yours will too.


Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
St. Paul's Academy is based on Christian values and principals. The bi-weekly chapel sessions are non-preachy but uplifting, and provide a solid Christian foundation. The 4 core commitments to which the St. Paul's community adheres are Engage, Reflect, Create and Care. This atmosphere supports and develops honesty, integrity and fairness, as well as respect for one another and their teachers.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a community member
Our daughter is in the 6th grade at St. Pauls and we are so pleased. The staff and administration are amazing. They go above and beyond to make each student feel inspired to learn and be apart of the St. Paul’s community not only with academics but also with personal growth. We moved to Bellingham a little over a year ago. After the initial visit with Natalie, we immediately knew that this was the school for our daughter. Thanks to Jamie Estill, Natalie Smith and the entire staff at St. Pauls for such an amazing experience.



- a community member
Our daughter is in the 6th grade at St. Pauls Academy and we are so pleased. The staff and administration are amazing. They go above and beyond to make each student feel inspired to learn and be apart of the St. Paul’s community not only with academics but also with personal growth. We moved to Bellingham a little over a year ago. After the initial visit with Natalie, we immediately knew that this was the school for our daughter. Thanks to Jamie Estill, Natalie Smith and the entire staff at St. Pauls Academy for such an amazing experience.




- a parent
The St. Paul’s small class sizes necessitate students to collaborate with a diverse student population to solve both academic and social situations. The integration of Spanish language starting at the pre-school level with full immersion starting at the sixth grade class integrates a global view to academic instruction. The transition from elementary to middle school is strategically planned to prevent a culture shock and to ensure student success both academically and socially. Both of our children enjoy attending St. Paul’s! We have found the vast majority of teacher’s to be truly passionate about their work at St. Paul’s and fully engaged with our children and their needs.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
The Christian values and conversations around the Core Commitments are a strong basis in developing honesty, integrity, and fairness in the students. The Core Commitments are Care, Create, Engage and Reflect. These are discussed and put into practical every day use. Students use this language to communicate what they are learning and how they feel on a daily basis.



- a parent
As proud parents of a Kindergartner at St Paul's Academy and a preschooler at Little Epistles, we are very thankful for the positive environment offered to our kids. From the comprehensive curriculum of science, math, languages, reading and writing to class structure, spiritual enrichment, and community involvement, our kids get to experience it all. More importantly, these skills and programs are offered early on at Little Epistles and make for a smooth and seamless transition to Kindergarten. We have seen our kids flourish and grow, make meaningful connections and learn important skills that they will carry with them for years to come!




- a community member
How do you know that your choice in a new school is the right one for your child? For us, the answer comes every day at pickup - there is a huge smile on my fourth grader’s face and the repeated words “I love school.” That’s what St. Paul’s Academy gives us. St. Paul’s strives to help children become “successful citizens” by offering small classroom sizes, an academically challenging curriculum that includes twice weekly Music, Art, Spanish, Library, P.E. and Chapel (based on non-denominational Christian values.) In addition, community outreach activities are emphasized whether it be bringing baskets of apples to the neighbors in the fall or participating in Bellingham’s annual Ski to Sea parade in the spring. My fourth grader loves the after school enrichment activities which include sports, robotics, art and chess. In the Lower School, teaching is approached on a team basis - 2 teachers per grade level. This, combined with the small class size, allows children to get individualized attention and allow the teachers to really get to know their students. But beyond the academics is the sense of community and caring by all the staff at St. Paul’s. From the School Directors to the Instructional Assistants, each and every one will know your child by name and will be there to motivate and cheer on your child through their academic journey. A school day does not end without a hug from a teacher or an administrator. We transferred from one of the top ranking public school districts in the State of Washington and there is no comparison either academically or in cooperative spirit. St. Paul’s Academy has the vision to see the success in each and every child and offers them the tools necessary to guide them there.



- a community member
We love St. Paul's Academy! This is our 5th year at St. Paul's Academy, and our experience seems to get better and better every year! The instructors are amazing and talented and truly show their passion for teaching. The small class sizes mean that the teachers really get to know my children's strengths and challenge areas. We feel like we are a part of a community that really cares about each family, not just each student. We celebrate each other's victories and help each other through life's challenges. Our kids are learning to be caring and empathetic because of the great examples all around them. I know when they leave they will be well prepared for their academic future and ready to embark on life as a responsible and caring adult and citizen.

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