School Traditions

We value community building experiences that bring St. Paul's students and families together for celebrations, holidays, and service. Every year, students participate in a range of traditions designed to foster St. Paul's spirit and serve our mission. 

The entire St. Paul's school gathers to sing carols around the Christmas tree.
Christmas Carols

Before Christmas break, the entire school gathers in the lobby to sing carols, pray and celebrate the season. This special event is a great opportunity for younger students to see the holiday spirit shining through their older peers.

A student and teacher work on an engineering project at the annual St. Paul's STEAM fair.

The Kindergarten - 8th grade art exhibition is the main attraction at the annual STEAM Fair. Student art work from throughout the year showcases cross-curricular connections in many academic disciplines and highlights St. Paul's students' creative explorations.

A student poses with her balloon animal at the annual St. Paul's carnival
School Carnival

Every fall, all St. Paul's students and their families are invited to the school carnival featuring games, inflatable obstacle courses, rides, face-painting, and the ever-popular cake walk!

A small group of students pet a family dog at the annual Pet Blessing.
Pet Blessing

The Pet Blessing is a beloved tradition in many Episcopal schools around the country. In place of a Friday all school Chapel, everyone gathers on the St. Paul's field to bless family pets. Live pets are welcome and divided into categories on the field. Time is given for each category of pet (e.g. cats, dogs, etc.) to parade in a circle with families. Students can even bring a beloved stuffed animal to the Pet Blessing in lieu of a live pet. 

A group of St. Paul's middle school students take food drive donations to the church pantry
Food Drive

In the fall, the entire school participates in the food drive for the St. Paul's Episcopal Church pantry. Last year, more than 12,000 items were donated by students and their families! Service learning experiences like this are critical to the St. Paul's mission of developing students who eagerly give back to their community.

A large group of first grade students pose in their Halloween costumes.
Halloween Costume Ball

On Halloween, all St. Paul's students may arrive in costume, but Early Learners through 2nd grade students show off their attire at the annual Halloween Ball. Students and parents sing spooky songs, and each grade parades around the St. Paul's Church Parish Hall to show off their costumes.

Students gather on the St. Paul's field for annual field day activities.
Field Day

Divisional field days are scheduled once a year to offer all students challenging games and cooperative opportunities. Field Days focus on athletic activities and are usually held during the month of May. Seventh and eighth grade students direct activities for younger children with the help of the teachers.