St. Paul Enrollment Information
Thank you for considering St. Paul for your child. If you have any questions regarding our school, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our principal Mrs. Werk at (585) 343-0488. If you would like a parent's perspective, you may contact our parent-teacher association president, Jennifer Wagester, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Teaching Staff
Our teachers do a fantastic job of preparing students for middle school and beyond! About 90-100% of our students meet or exceed state standards as measured by state assessments. To see how our school ranks, compared to local public elementary schools in our area, click here.
Our school serves students and families at all stages in life. Dyslexia, learning disabilities, and autism... unemployment, divorce, and health concerns... our families are dealing with them. Gifted and talented challenges, high energy levels, and independent natures... job promotions, two-parent families, lots of loved ones... our families are blessed with them. Unfortunately, some people think private school means elitist or being out of touch with reality. We deal with reality daily and help our students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to change it for the better.
Each year, our school issues a handbook to outline school hours, policies, tuition rates, operating procedures, etc. Click here to view a pdf of our current handbook. School hours are M-F 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Before school care is available at 7:30 a.m. Preschoolers meet M,W,F (4-year-olds) and T,Th (3-year-olds) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
To enroll your child, please contact our office at 585-343-0488 for an enrollment packet.
Student Life at St. Paul
Our students are busy learning reading, math... experiencing art, physical education (P.E.), music... and practicing how to be awesome people. Click on the following links to see St. Paul in pictures: Student Life, Special Events, and New Construction.
St. Paul students go on great field trips. While trips change from year to year, they usually include traveling to Buffalo or Rochester to take in the theatre or an orchestra performance, visiting museums, or enjoying a day at a farm. Students in grades 4 and 5 travel to Albany to tour the state capital and take in the sites of Cleveland, which includes an Indians Baseball game. Field trips are meant to be educational experiences that introduce our students to the arts and their world.
Public Educational Services
Choosing St. Paul doesn't mean giving up public educational services. Our students are eligible for special education services (e.g., Occupational/Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, etc.) though the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (BOCES). They also can receive bussing through their local school district and participate in the YMCA's School Age Child Care program. This program offers after school child care until 6 p.m. at the YMCA. Students receive hearing and vision tests at St. Paul through the Batavia City School District. Students without dental insurance can participate in Oak Orchard Community Health Center's free dental cleaning and sealant program.
We are trying to develop relationships with foundations that provide scholarships (a.k.a. tuition assistance) for families seeking a Christian education. We highly recommend your seeking scholarhips or asking your own congregation to sponsor your child(ren). St. Paul also has a generous tuition assistance program for families unable to find financial support through other means.
Tuition is about 50% of the total cost of educating your child ($650 (3preK), $800 (4preK); K-5 $2,200 1st child, $1,900 2nd child, $1,600 3rd child).
Your Support Network
Our parents, board members, and congregation members are here to support you and your family. Please know that we are here for you when you need us, and that we are glad you're part of St. Paul.
Hopefully, your own family, friends, and loved ones support your choosing a Christian education for your children. If you find that they are less than enthusiastic, talk with our parents and they can help you through it. We know children thrive at St. Paul and become fantastic young people. This happens because our families, our teachers, our educational program, etc. all work together to reinforce values that positively impact children.
God supports parents and kids in wonderful ways. He reminds us to honor our parents (respect), all things are beautiful as God made them (diversity, positive self-image), God loves us no matter what (self-confidence), God is always with us (courage, strength), and Heaven is for real! Knowing God strengthens kids and provides them with a moral compass that serves them throughout life. Attending church every Sunday doesn't have the same impact as being part of a Christian school, especially when our society strives to erase Christianity from our lives. In 100 years, where will you be? How about your kids? We hope to see you in Heaven!