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

St. Paul was established by the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1966, to provide Catholic secondary education in the greater Bristol region.

The school originally had a staff consisting of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery, Religious Sisters Filippini, and lay faculty under the direction of the founding principal, Rev. Edmund M. O’Brien, whose youthful charismatic leadership is remembered and respected to this day.

In June of 1970, St. Paul graduated its first class and now the school can count over 7,000 graduates.