St. Paul believes that as part of God’s wonderful creation each of His children have been given gifts and talents in abundance. The purpose of education is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and discipline to use those gifts both here in time and later in eternity. As good stewards of the gifts we have been given, it is our responsibility to develop them to their fullest.
St. Paul’s curriculum and academic program is accredited by the State of Illinois and the National Lutheran Schools Association. Religion, language, reading, social studies, science, and math make up the core of our curriculum. It is further enhanced through instruction in music, art, physical education, health, and technology. The academic program at St. Paul has been producing quality leaders in our community for over 150 years. Graduates of St. Paul routinely find academic and extra curricular success in area high schools. The solid foundation throughout the curriculum and teaching we offer provides them with confidence they need to find success.
Our academic program provides an accelerated curriculum within an enriched environment for hands-on learning as well as real-world application. Our techniques for learning allow for each child’s learning style to be touched. St. Paul has an integrated S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum in the areas of writing, math, science, etc. Our school focuses on these subjects to help our students gain skills required to succeed in today’s challenging world. This includes the ability to think critically and solve complex problems. Our ultimate goal in S.T.E.M. integration is to encourage our students to take an interest in S.T.E.M. subjects at an early age. We integrate S.T.E.M. from preschool through 8th grade. This will be beneficial to them when they enter the job market one day. St. Paul also offers algebra to 7th & 8th graders. St. Paul teachers understand that students need the skills to prepare for an ever-changing world. We believe that they must be given the tools necessary to function as Christians and leaders in our society.