KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE PROGRAMS
An education in the Catholic tradition is best realized with programs which create the widest opportunities for students to receive systematic catechesis, to experience daily living in the Christian community, and to develop commitment and skill in serving others.
St. Paul Parish School maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and encourages family involvement in the educational process. We offer a challenging, traditional academic program which emphasizes the mastery of basic skills and the extension of those skills toward independent learning and decision making. The goal is to develop lifelong learning in each student. In the classroom, teachers incorporate a number of instructional strategies to meet the varied needs of the learners.
- Core Curriculum: Religion, language arts, math, social studies, science, and health
- Additional curriculum: Spanish, physical education, technology courses, music, and art
- Educational field trips
- Additional programs: Student Council, middle school athletics program, band, piano, strings, and photography
The curriculum is established by the Archdiocese of Portland. Each year, an in-depth study of a core subject is completed at the Archdiocesan and local levels, insuring that we stay current with local and state standards. Textbook adoptions coincide with in-depth studies, and books are chosen from an approved list by the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools and the State of Oregon Department of Education.
St. Paul Parish School participates in the Archdiocesan standardized testing programs for grades three through eight. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT) are given each October. Students consistently score higher than the national average. Three times during the year students in grades kindergarten through eight are assessed in reading fluency using the Dynamic Indicators for Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). This tool tests students’ skills in early reading strategies and oral reading fluency. Teachers also use the easyCBM to progress monitor student growth in reading and mathematics.
St. Paul Parish School offers a full-day kindergarten program. Students complete studies in all of the core content areas including language arts, math, science, health social studies and religion. Students also participate in physical education, Spanish, and music, which are all taught by specialists. In addition to the homeroom teacher, a full-time instructional assistant is in the classroom. The class size consists of 24 students. In order to enroll in the program, a child must be five years old as of September 1 of the current school year.
1ST THROUGH 5TH GRADE
There is one self-contained class in grades one through five. Students receive special instruction in physical education, Spanish, computer technology, and music. Language Arts instruction is supported by two Reading Specialists. Instructional assistants are also assigned to these classrooms during various times of the day to support student learning.
Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participate in a departmentalized middle school program. Instruction is provided daily in math, science, social studies and English by teachers specializing in the core content areas. Additionally, students receive instruction from specialists in music, physical education, computer technology, and Spanish.
2011-2012 TUITION RATES:
- Parish-subsidized students $ 4,070
- Non-parish students $ 4,970
Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, bi-yearly (August & January), or monthly. If you choose the monthly option, a once yearly set up fee of $5.00 for VANCO automatic checking withdrawal is required.
One-Time Application fee of $25.00
Annual Registration fee of $225.00