Our History

From the beginning

"St. Paul’s Catholic School, in Union with Family and Church, Provides a Catholic Education that Promotes Christ-Like Behavior and Ensures Individual Academic Excellence."

St. Paul’s Catholic School has been providing the only Catholic education in Canyon County since 1922.

Dominican Sisters were the first teachers at St. Paul’s and lead classroom instruction until 1929, then changed leadership to the Sisters of the Holy Cross. 10 years later the school came to be under the instruction of the Benedictine Sisters until 2001 when our beloved Sister Scholastica Uhlenkott retired to the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood.

Teachers and administrators now lead our classrooms under the guidance and assistance of our Parish Pastor and school Principal.

We take our certification process very seriously and only allow the best educational opportunities for our students. We are accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA), the same program used by all Catholic schools in Idaho.

St. Paul’s Catholic School has an average enrollment of 160 students. This offers our students one-on-one time with their teacher and dedication to their learning. Our classrooms range in size from 7 to 20 students, once the class size exceeds between 20 and 25 students, a teacher’s aide is hired to assist in the classroom.

At St. Paul’s Catholic School we believe:

  • Your child will learn and grow in a nurturing community that supports a living faith.
  • Your child will receive a quality Catholic education that enables them to become a contributing member of the Church and Society.
  • Your child will be provided a distinctively Catholic education through the integration of Catholic beliefs and values in all learning experiences.
  • Your child will receive a Catholic education in partnership with family, parish and the community, as a means of developing learners who can contribute positively to the Church and Society.

At St. Paul’s Catholic School we offer a student-centered learning environment that:

  • Fosters the development of the whole person as an individual.
  • Nurtures values, skills and the ability to learn based on individual potential.
  • Processes broad general knowledge.
  • Develops a skillful use of technology.
  • Provides a safe and secure learning environment in which everyone is respected as a child of God.
  • Teaches communication skills effectively across the content areas.
  • Promotes Christ-like behavior in all learners as a basis of school discipline.
 

 

St. Paul's Catholic Church and school was established in 1922.

In 2013 our parish opened the new St. Paul's Catholic Church, just a few miles from the old location.

The new Church was phase one of our capital projects, with an events center and school to follow.