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St. Paul's School 聖保羅學校 (新罕布什爾州 NH)

Features

St. Paul's School boasts a glittering roster of alumni that includes senators, congressmen, a Nobel laureate and the current secretary of state (John Kerry 2015). The elite prep school also allegedly has a sordid tradition called the 'Senior Salute' (see the link below).

St. Paul's School is a highly selective college-preparatory, Christian coeducational boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire. The school is one of only six remaining 100% residential boarding schools in the U.S.

The 2,000-acre (8 km2) campus currently serves 533 students, who come from all over the United States and the world. The school is full of smart, high-achieving students who are college bound...40% IVY.

The liberal Episcopal church frameworks gives St. Paul's a moral compass while allowing students of various faiths and religions to happily co-exist.

SPS does not have any 'PG's' or day students, both of which can diminish a school's sense of community. It has the most consistent and exemplary record of college admissions of any American boarding school. One parent even said SPS edges out  Andover, Exeter, Groton, Deerfield and the like.

A sordid tradition, "Senior Salute" - The elite prep school also allegedly has a sordid tradition of sexual conquest where graduating boys try to take the virginity of younger girls before getting their diplomas. More ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/08/17/as-rape-trial-begins-elite-st-pauls-prep-school-in-n-h-faces-sordid-sexual-scoring-scrutiny/

 

The Basics
School Type Private, Christine, Co-ed Boarding school
Tuition ~US$50,000 (including boarding)
Housing dorm
Transfer Records Yale, Harvard, Brown, U Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton etc.
Current Weather http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Concord+NH+USNH0045:1:US
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SPSAdmissions
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J6QsSenGgU
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul%27s_School_(Concord,_New_Hampshire)
School Website http://www.sps.edu/home
General Information
State New Hampshire (NH)
Location Concord
Nearest City 9 mins to Concord Municipal Airport
Environment Village
Campus Size 2000 acres
Year Founded 1856
Admission Req.m Form 3
Level Offered Grade 9 to 12
Enrollment ~550
Student-to-Teacher 5:1

Students and the School

St Paul's is a very competitive school, probably not for everyone, the students are diverse, exceptionally bright, and as warm and welcoming as you could dream for. The facilities are top notch as are the teachers and advisors. Sports, music and dance are all important also. Nearly every student wants to an Ivy or other top rated school.

Classes

The classes are incredibly challenging which can be stressful at times. The school is 100% residential and all teachers reside at the school as well so it really is a community to itself. This sense of community is very strong and it helps the school to develop the student in many ways, not just academics. There is a very strong network of advisors who each work with a small group of students.

School activities

Any student who wants to participate in sports and do theater, debate, or music, he/she does not have to be forced to pick one and abandon the other. Its unique all-residential student body allows its students a greater depth of activities than other prestigious prep schools. 

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