How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in St. Paul’s Catholic School. The best way to learn about the exceptional education offered here is to visit, so we encourage you to set up an appointment for a tour and an opportunity to obtain additional information.

We welcome students of all races, ethnicities, and religions at St. Paul’s Catholic School and offer admission to all applicants whose needs can be fully met by the school.

You are welcome to apply for In-Year Registration at any time during the current school year.  This option is for families who have recently moved or are unsatisfied with their child’s current school.  Please contact us before applying to receive current class availability and registration information.  In the case of home schooled students, an entrance assessment will be required prior to admission.


Schedule a Tour & Meet with the Principal

An interview with the Principal is required of all new families before acceptance.


To begin the registration process, click the “REGISTER NOW” button and follow the instructions. Additional forms for the registration process are available by clicking here. Completed forms can be scanned and uploaded during the registration process. 

Pay Student Registration Fees

Registration fees may be paid at the time you complete your online registration or you may pay the fees in the school office. The registration fees must be paid in full at the time of acceptance in order for a place to be reserved for your child(ren).  These fees are non-refundable.

Thank you for your interest in St. Paul's Catholic School (SPCS)

The following is a list of responses to frequently asked questions about admissions. If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

How do I schedule a tour?

Please reach us by clicking here. We will contact you to schedule a time and date that is convenient for you.  You can also attend an Open House event:

Does my child have to be Catholic to attend?

SPCS welcomes all families, regardless of faith denomination, who are seeking a high quality, faith-based education. During Mass, we welcome non-Catholic students and guests to come up to the minister at Communion and receive a blessing.  All students are required to attend Religion class daily and Mass weekly at the school.

What are the tuition and fees at SPCS?

You can find out about our tuition and fees by clicking here.  Tuition assistance is available.

Are there registration fees?

Student registration fees for Preschool – 3 and 4 year olds: $275.00 per student. Due in full by May 31, 2021 or upon acceptance. Student registration fees for Kindergarten – 8th Grade: $425.00 per student. Due in full by May 31, 2021 or upon acceptance.

What is a FACTS account?

Enrolling in a FACTS tuition payment plan allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs. The plans listed below are offered by SPCS. 

Monthly Payments

  • Spread your tuition balance over monthly installments. 
  • Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Full Payment

  • FACTS is a quick, secure method for paying your tuition balance in full.
  • Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

At any time, you can bring your check or cash payment to the SPCS office and it will be applied to your FACTS account.

Is tuition assistance available?

SPCS understands that a Catholic school education is a gift that leads to a brighter future, and we know that this gift represents a significant investment and commitment of time, talent, and treasure for any family. SPCS works with families on a confidential, individual basis to ensure that qualified students are given every opportunity to attend our school. Learn more about tuition assistance.

At what age can my child attend?

A child entering PreSchool (Pre3) must be three years of age on or before September 1st of that school year.

A child entering PreKindergarten (Pre4) must be four years of age on or before September 1st of that school year.

A child entering Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1st of that school year.

A student entering First Grade must be six years of age on or before September 1st of that school year. SPCS will make exceptions to first grade enrollment in line with Idaho state law.

Does SPCS accept children with special needs?

SPCS admits qualified students of any race, color, gender, ethnicity, national origin, or disability (if reasonable accommodations can be assumed by the school and parents in partnership).

At St. Paul’s we are fortunate to have a Math and Reading Intervention Specialist who works with our students, grades kindergarten through eighth, 20 hours a week.  In conjunction, we are also a Title I school, and have been blessed with a coordinator and up to five paraprofessional assistants who work with our students, grades kindergarten through third; continuing in fourth and fifth grades if previously identified.

In the past four years, through a close relationship with teachers and parents, we have been able to provide assistance to about 30 students each year, and have seen tremendous successes accordingly.  Our Title I assistants are trained tutors in the Susan Barton Reading and Spelling program and because of funds we receive through Title I, we are the proud owners of the complete program!  Among others, we also use Scott Forseman Early Learning Reading Intervention.  Correspondingly, we have been able to identify and provide early intervention and have promoted upwards of 20 students.

When will I be notified of the admission decision?

When the student’s online registration and all supporting documents have been received, the student has been assessed (if applicable), and interviews are completed, the principal will review the file and render a decision.

Offers of acceptance are sent regularly throughout the registration/enrollment season.  In the off-season, decisions are usually rendered within days.

Does applying for financial aid influence the admission decision?

Absolutely not.  We firmly believe that every child should be welcomed, regardless of a family’s financial means.  The grant and aid paperwork is completed only after a student is admitted.  However, requests for financial assistance must be made in a timely manner following acceptance (within one week) in order for an award to be considered.

Do you accept home schooled children?

Yes, we welcome home schooled children in to our student body. Our high level of parental involvement, strong academic standards, and vibrant Catholic school atmosphere support a home school parent’s vision for a child’s education.  Home schooled students will be assessed before being placed in a grade level at SPCS.  We also ask parents to share as many educational records as possible with the school.

St. Paul's Catholic School

Academic Excellence in a Faith-Filled Environment Since 1922

810 15th Avenue South
Nampa, ID 83651

Phone: (208) 467-3601
Fax: (208) 467-6485


Connect with SPCS

If you would like to take a tour or schedule a shadow day for your child or if you need further information regarding the school, please contact us!