St. Paul's Catholic School

Become the Best Version of Yourself™


The LORD has told you…to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 28:7


Our children are a heritage from the LORD.

Psalm 127:3 


For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body.

I Corinthians 12:12


Together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:5-6


By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

John 13:35


St. Paul’s is the vanguard Catholic school in the provision of classical education for the entire Treasure Valley and the only Theology of the Body campus in Idaho. We are accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA), the same program used by all Catholic schools in Idaho, but we approach education as a manifestation of faith in the spirit of Saint Pope John Paul II, who confirmed that intellect and faith are not exclusive but complementary in the soul’s ascent to the Father. St. Paul’s is a member of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, and one of two schools in Idaho.

Catholic Classical Education

St. Paul’s Catholic School combines classical education with a Catholic Christian theology for a Catholic Classical education.

Our school proudly follows this Catholic, classical style of education in an effort to challenge each student to develop in spirit, mind and body. The teachers at St. Paul’s inspire each student to think independently, acquire truth, and make intelligent moral judgments. These are skills for life well beyond the walls of St. Paul’s.

A classical or liberal arts education has been essential to education since ancient times. The word “liberal” is from the word liberare, “to set free”. The goal of classical education is to liberate the mind from the limitations of any one specialized skill in order to be able to appreciate and converse in any science, art, or theology.

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At a Glance

  • Grades K-8. Class sizes are capped at 18
  • Uniform dress code
  • Monday – Thursday morning all school Mass with participation by students of all denominations.
  • Individual and class community service requirements
  • St. Paul’s is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association
  • Full curriculum including art, music, Latin and physical education.
  • Middle school students offered art, drama, technology, Spanish and successful study habits electives.
  • Beautiful, historical, convenient downtown location
  • As Canyon County’s first parochial school, St. Paul’s has served the children of Idaho and their families since 1922.

Our Mission

“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.”

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Exceptional education in every regard. The teaching staff is young and energized, and new approaches and ideas are embraced. The parent community is active and involved; a wonderful group of friends. In the classrooms, the youth are challenged and LOVED daily. The level of respect they show for each other is unmatched in ANY public school. No profanity is tolerated; no bullying is tolerated; no arrogance is tolerated and no disrespect is tolerated. The enrollment is about 40% Hispanic, making it very welcoming and diverse. Test scores (if they’re important to you) are CONSISTENTLY far superior to public schools in the area. Tuition assistance is generous and warmly offered without judgement. Your children spend 1,000 hours per year in school. Make sure their school is teaching positive values. Choose St. Paul’s.

Frequently Asked Questions

SPCS Parent

What if everyone had a classical education?

Here is a great video (Ted Talk) on classical education.    

Classical Education

Are you still wondering if a classical education is right for your child? A classical approach teaches through grammar, logic, and rhetoric. These are the developmental stages that all children go through. Traditional schooling feeds children information without...

Reflecting on your children with Mary

St. Paul’s Catholic School has revised its curriculum and increased its faculty to serve your family more fully. Our bus will deliver to and from Corpus Christi and Our Lady of the Valley parishes every morning and afternoon free of charge. In the month of May, we...

Curriculum & Program Announcements

As the principal of St Paul's Catholic School in Nampa, I am overjoyed to announce innovations in curriculum and program that should benefit our parishioners and their children for years to come. In this decision and direction we follow the lead of our Holy Mother...

Distance Learning

Dear Family and Friends, We are so blessed to have each other. We feel the support of our community, our teachers, our school office, our neighbors and friends. We support each other through words, prayers, Facebook likes, shared pictures, and generous acts of...

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St. Paul's Catholic School

Academic Excellence in a Faith-Filled Environment Since 1922

1515 8th Street South
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: (208) 467-3601
Fax: (208) 467-6485


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