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About This School

Saint Paul Catholic School is a private middle school in Valparaiso. The principal of Saint Paul Catholic School is Mrs Jane Scupham. 337 students attend Saint Paul Catholic School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Saint Paul Catholic School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0.8% of the 337 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Saint Paul Catholic School is 22:1. Benjamin Franklin Mid School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 87%
Hispanic 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%
Multiracial 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.8%
Limited English proficiency 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Oh my goodness I have no idea what these unhappy parents are talking about. I am a very involved parent and I think Saint Paul is an amazing school. First the teachers are unbelievably compassionate and understanding. They are fantastic teachers and willing to adjust to each child's ability to learn best. Secondly the atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming and extremely family oriented. As for the principal she seems to uphold Catholicism in every thing she does. Lastly my child absolutely loves Saint Paul and looks forward to going to school and learning. She is extremely comfortable at Saint Paul and I know every teacher aid and staff member has her best interests at heart. In summary Saint Paul is one amazing school that your child would be honored to attend and will be much better for attending. Not only academically but socially as well. Faith in education dictates all that is done at this wonderful school and I would and have recommended this school to many--including family members.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Paul "Catholic" School is terrible. The teachers are irresponsible and unqualified. The students are sheltered and often have social impairments because of the small number of children. The schedule for middle school is always being changed and is unreliable. Middle school students are forced outside no matter what the weather when they could be using the time for study hall because they get plenty of homework. I would recommend this school to my worst enemy.

  • (1 year ago)

    Don't send your children here. It's not worth the large tuition fee you don't get what you're promised. Catholic education? Sure they have religion classes but the teachers and children are all rude dishonest and do not show a catholic attitude. Principal? not good. Middle school? very bad. the middle school program is much worse than the elementary. I have been very dissatisfied with this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to disagree with the parent from Hobart. I too transferred our children from another Catholic school in Hobart IN and we couldn't be happier. Everyone (parents students teachers) have made us feel welcome since day one! If you are looking for a school that has great teachers a strong principal catholic values and challenging academics this is the school to send them to. We are proud to say that our kids go to such an excellent school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I We whole-heartily agree with the parent from Hobart. Our child's experience at Saint Paul's was very disappointing. We too found that both the teachers and Principal to be very difficult to get along with insensitive and rude. You learn very quickly not to question or query for there is price to be paid.....generally by your child. I've never experienced such disregard for traditional catholic values or teaching. Could not would not recommend .

  • (2 years ago)

    Saint Paul catholic school has been a huge let down for our family. We transferred our child from another Catholic school in Hobart IN and we are very sorry that we did. The teachers and Principal are very difficult to get get along with harsh and insensitive. If you question their methods at all your child pays the price. There is a culture of elitism and snobbery that is palpable among both parents and teaching staff members. This is not at all what we had expected or hoped for. As a catholic I would not feel comfortable recommending this school to any family who is seeking a traditional religious education for their child/children.

  • (2 years ago)

    I can't say enough good things about St. Paul's. I graduated from there many years ago and was able to send my children there for pre-school at Tiny Tim's and to St. Paul's for 3 years. Unfortunately we moved out of state and we miss the family of St. Paul's. All the teachers are wonderful and caring and don't hesitate to take time out of their day to help a child who is struggling. If you have the opportunity to send your child here do not hesitate you will not regret it!

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful school! My son is a first grader here and I can't say enough about the education! Top notch for sure!

  • (3 years ago)

    St. Paul's is a great school ! My daughter's first experience of school as a kindergartener has been wonderful! The teachers are caring and stress the Catholic identity on a daily basis. The academics are top notched and the children leave ready for their next level of education.

  • (4 years ago)

    St. Paul school is not and should not be considered a Catholic School. Neither the Catholic faith nor Christian values are are taught or given by example. If you are looking for a school with a clear lack of administrative leadership and where select monied families can dictate curriculum then choose St. Paul. Otherwise the public schools in the area offer outstanding education.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has excelled in the 2 years she has been at St. Paul. The academic curriculum is head and shoulders above many other elementary schools the staff are warm and promote a feeling of family. Another really great thing about St. Paul is that parents are very involved and supportive of helping the school and its students succeed. There is a real feeling of community here that everyone contributes to and shares in. And Mrs. MacLean is a great teacher - my second-grader really enjoys her class!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is great. My second grader is loving every minute of second grade. Mrs. McClean is the best.

  • (10 years ago)

    The children are well prepared for high school. The elementary school teacherts and aides are to be commended as well. The 2nd grade teacher and aide are excellent with the students; beyond any parents expectations!

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