Vision, Mission & Philosophy

Our Vision

To be a truly great Catholic high school.

Our Mission

Christ is the reason for St. Paul Catholic High School. Upon this foundation, young men and women from diverse backgrounds are challenged to be their personal best in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service to others, as they prepare for the rigors of college and lifelong learning. The St. Paul community is distinguished by the respect, care, and encouragement members give each other to achieve moments of greatness.

Our Core Values

Faith – Knowing, believing in, and living the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

Character – Living our Christian values with confidence and conviction.

Community – Fostering a sense of belonging by creating a safe and nurturing environment.

Excellence – Achieving one’s personal best and contributing to the success of our community.

Service – Giving of one’s self to help and support others.

Our History

Founded in 1966 by the Archdiocese of Hartford, St. Paul Catholic is a co-educational, college preparatory school regionally located in Bristol, Connecticut on twenty-seven acres.

St. Paul opened its doors in September of 1966 to its first freshmen class.

The Reverend Edmund O’Brien was the founding principal, with the Sisters of St. Joseph serving as faculty. Within a few months, St. Paul celebrated the completion of the school, including a new gymnasium and auditorium.

Today, St. Paul Catholic High School has educated, nurtured, and prepared more than 6,000 students to meet the challenges of college and their career options. The traditional values that are taught at St. Paul last a lifetime.