Welcome to St. Paul Catholic School
We are located in Southeast Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our school serves early education (including daycare)-8th grade students.
Living the Mission
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic school will provide a God-centered education fostering spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, social and physical growth which will enable students to live as faith-filled Catholics in a diverse world.
The St. Paul Difference
Faith - Out Perform National AverageACRE (Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education) tests, are taken by our 5th & 8th grade students and our students scores out-perform the National Average. The NCEA ACRE is an assessment designed to strengthen catechetical/religious education programs.
100%Commitment to technology: Coding, Robotics and Applied Media are offered
Top Test ScoresOur Junior High testing results consistently rank at the top in the Grand Rapid Diocese.
Attend MassK-8th grade attend mass weekly during school and students learn leadership skills by participating in reading, singing, altar serving and bringing up gifts.
Physical ActivityStudents take part in some form of physical education every school day and every year participate in the school wide Cougar Dash fun run! Each class weekly participate in gym class.
89%of St. Paul Graduates earn academic honors in High School.
100%of our students do service projects through out the year to give back to our community.
Music5th graders participate in Band, K-4th have choir, Middle school have optional band or choir choices and all students participate in singing throughout the year in grade level choir for school mass.
Excellence in All Things
Ours is a partnership of parents, teachers, and students—drawing from the rich source of the Catholic Faith—that will work together to bring every student to their fullest potential as a child of God.
St. Paul's virtual learning resources during COVID-19 Closure. On these platforms students can access videos, assignments, links, and more. Our mission during this time is to continue to provide quality educational opportunities to students, to provide the familiarity of routine as much as possible, and to support continued learning.
SPA Care is educational daycare for our preschool students. Our SPA Care allows for students enrolled in preschool to stay at school for a full day rather than the traditional 1/2 day programming. It is also a full day or 1/2 day daycare for 2.5 year olds and above who are not enrolled in preschool at SPA but affiliated with the school or parish. During SPA Care our students are engaged in academic play opportunities.
Before and After School Care Programs
St. Paul the Apostle School provides your child with a learning environment that cultivates academic achievement. After school we also offer numerous opportunities for children to enrich their brains with numerous options of educational classes ranging from woodworking, robotics, and baking to music and tutoring.
Our Science program uses Van Andel Institute inquiry based science model and includes numerous hands-on opportunities for problem solving and exploring our world through Science. Our middle school science teacher works with all grade classrooms to give them lab experience.
Portrait of a Graduate
Innovative Problem Solver
Prepared to find fresh perspectives and think outside of the box to find innovative solutions.
Prepared to give back to their surrounding community and to do it well, with a giving heart and serious intention.
Disciples of Christ
Prepared to follow Jesus with faithfulness, prayer and stewardship.
Advanced Readers & Writers
Prepared to be top performers in language arts in high school and beyond.
Prepared to use technology appropriately, securely, safely and responsibly.
Understand the importance of feeding minds and bodies whole, nutrient dense, minimally processed food and how it has a ripple effect into our education and daily lives.
Check out this and other upcoming events. We'd love to see you!
26Jan8th grade Hot dog…12:00 am - 11:59 pm
27JanBelgian Waffles12:00 am - 11:59 pm
27JanSpirit Wear Day12:00 am - 11:59 pm
“My husband and I were thrilled when it became possible to move back to Grand Rapids and have our children attend my alma mater. It felt like home from the […]
Al and Katie Puglessi
SPA Alumni and Parent of Alumni
“I wish our older children had been able to attend SPACare. I was very nervous about the transition from having a nanny in our home to sending our youngest, Caden, […]
We considered several schools for our daughters when we moved to the area this past summer. As parents we value faith, family, and community, and we hoped to find a […]
The Frost Family
Why we chose St. Paul
“The St. Paul School community was the best investment we could have made for the future of our children. From the first day that we joined St. Paul 12 years […]
Lisa and Gene Gutting
SPA Parent of Alumni
“Sending our kids to St. Paul’s was a very thoughtful and conscious choice for us. As our oldest got close to school age, we spent a year going to various […]
Todd & Amy Thomas-Mellema
SPA Parent of Alumni
“We have had children at St. Paul’s now for 13 years and feel that we’ve made the right choice for our children. We appreciate the smallness of the school and […]