St. Paul's Academy, located in Bellingham, Washington, is a closely knit fast-growing independent coeducational day school. We serve over 350 students from Preschool through Grade 12, of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our Preschool was established in 1973, and we began adding elementary school classes in the mid-1990s.
We encourage all members of our school community to enjoy lives of significance. With an average 11 students per class, our teachers provide individual attention that helps students develop strengths and virtues that go beyond scholarship.
We enjoy an 11 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
Our faculty members average more than 7 years of classroom teaching experience, a figure which is rapidly rising as we attract experienced top teachers. All have Bachelor's degrees and are state-certified. Sixty-five percent have post-graduate education (including teachers currently studying for advanced degrees), and 42 percent have already earned advanced degrees.
- Lily Driskill, Head of School
- Arionda Feeney, Associate Head of School
- Anna Johnson, Co-Director of Preschool
- Jenny Owens, Teacher and Co-Director of Preschool
- Scott Whitman, President of the Board
7 classrooms; gymnasium; lunchroom; playground
15 classrooms; music room; library; gymnasium space; lunchroom; chapel; playground
20 classrooms; science laboratories; chapel; library; drama classroom; lunch room; music room; locker rooms; and regulation-size gymnasium (convertible to a performance space)
- Spanish — grades K – 12
- Fine art classes
- Strings program
- Chess Team
- Math Team
- Science Club
- Travel, locally, as well as national and international trips
Team Sports (Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association)
- Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
- Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools Subscriber School (PNAIS)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC)
- Washington State (Certification for Private Schools)
St. Paul's Academy is an independent, open, and tolerant community. We warmly welcome students and teachers of all backgrounds and beliefs. Students assemble for chapel services, and have other opportunities to explore and discuss religious and spiritual matters. All are free to express their doubts and faiths. Our aim is to open minds, not mold them.