Dr. Clifford E. Nobes, former rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, founded St. Paul's Day School in 1963. He recognized a need in the community for a school that could offer a superior academic curriculum in an atmosphere that would foster religious education and character development.
The school opened as a preschool in the church building in September of 1963 with 43 students and a staff of four. As the school grew, the Rollins Building, an unoccupied KCMO public school building, was purchased in the late 1970's to support the growing school community.
In November of 1992, the Rollins Building was destroyed by fire. The Temple B'nai Jehudah offered a temporary home to the school so that classes could resume. St. Paul's church and school leaders decided to rebuild on the same midtown site.
On August 30, 1994, the present school building, a three-story brick structure, re-opened. In August of 1998, a new three-acre athletic field was dedicated and opened. In January of 2009, the school officially opened its North Wing addition. The two levels of the new wing house toddler through kindergarten classrooms, offices, and a new multi-purpose area which serves as school cafeteria, performance auditorium, and space for early childhood P.E. classes.
We recently launched the St. Paul's Strategic Roadmap to plan for our next 50 years!