Award Year: 2020

Saint Paul School

61 Moss Road
Westerville, OH, 43082-9054

(614) 882-2710

Dr. Kathleen Norris, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Carol Ann Walsh, Current Principal

Diocese of Columbus

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St. Paul School is dedicated to providing a faith-based, rigorous, and diverse STEAM curriculum that challenges students to persevere, collaborate with others, and become responsible decision makers.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 5%


Since our creation in 1961, St Paul School has provided a strong educational foundation for multiple generations of families living in and around Westerville, OH. As a parish school we continue the tradition of an excellent Catholic education while incorporating contemporary pedagogy and modern technology. We strive to keep pace with current educational practices, but our core value of instilling the importance of a life of service is paramount. Our Catholic tradition and Catholic social teachings demand that we not only form educated minds and healthy bodies but kind hearts and empathetic souls. We challenge our students to use God's gifts to identify means by which they can become productive adults who recognize that service to others (and particularly a preferential option for the poor and vulnerable) is a part of who we strive to become.

We are proud of forming students in their Catholic faith and who lead from a Catholic perspective. Our service traditions include providing food for those in need, providing to inner-city school children, and raising money for Guatemalan street children, and providing supplies for children in developing countries. Graduates, who are leaders at local high schools and routinely spearhead charitable causes, continue our tradition of ambition and compassion.

The culture of the school embraced a growth mindset and an understanding of the neuroscience of learning not only for students, but also for the teachers. This change supported a dynamic effort to provide students with cross-curricular research based STEAM teaching and learning opportunities.