Award Year: 2022

Saint Paul Catholic School

1755 W. Harrison Boulevard
Valparaiso, IN, 46385-7018

(219) 462-3374

Mrs. Lisa Hughes, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Gary

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At Saint Paul Catholic School, teachers, parents, and students work together to create a safe, caring environment, based on Christian values and service to others that enables students to learn and develop spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 19%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Saint Paul Family Moments

Saint Paul Family Moments

Saint Paul Catholic School (SPCS) is a fully accredited Catholic elementary and middle school located in Valparaiso, Indiana. At Saint Paul Catholic School, we balance great academics with strong faith and a fun family community. Our school has earned a reputation for setting high academic standards. The principal, along with faculty and staff, continuously evaluate current classroom strategies to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum. Using this information, they plan a variety of professional development opportunities that allow them to modify, design, and revise current programs to promote the highest student learning and achievement for SPCS students. The personnel at SPCS are dedicated to providing a safe, caring environment, based on Christian values and service to others.

Saint Paul Catholic School recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children and encourages them to become involved in the school community. Parents are kept informed through communications from the principal in the weekly school newsletter, the Panther Post, as well as from faculty via various apps. Parents are afforded the opportunity to support their students during the school day with numerous volunteer positions and extracurricular activities. The highlight of all Saint Paul students is Family Friday, an innovative program which is designed to foster a family atmosphere among all students and staff. The students at SPCS experience a balance of faith formation and academic excellence due to the strong support of committed parents and a dedicated faculty. This umbrella of holistic education creates a strong community of life-long learners.