St. Paul’s School is a co-ed boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, about a 1.5-hour drive north of Boston. The campus is a sprawling 2,000 acres with buildings ranging from historic to modern and extensive athletic facilities. Walking around St. Paul’s almost feels like a small town, and with 100% of the students and faculty living on campus, it is a self-contained community and unique compared with most boarding schools.
The motto at St. Paul’s is “Freedom with Responsibility.” The students tend to be independent and need to be able to manage themselves in a rigorous academic environment. Students do receive guidance and supervision through their advisor groups, which meet at least once a week. They also attend inter-faith chapel four days a week, which usually involves a reading, speech or music presentation in addition to daily announcements. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, students spend half-days in class and the afternoons are dedicated to athletics.
St. Paul’s School is a great choice for students that are independent and can thrive in a challenging academic environment while looking for a tight-knit community.