A two-year exploratory program for juniors and seniors that empowers students to develop a research question in a field of interest. Students pursue solutions with the support of a faculty advisor and an off-campus expert, who serves as a mentor.
At SPSG, students find joy in learning! Our exceptional faculty provide strong foundational frameworks in each discipline and facilitate learning opportunities that encourage our students to forge their own bold academic paths. As a result, our students become courageous individuals who seek multiple perspectives, ask authentic questions, and innovate with confidence—all in the service of contributing to the betterment of the world.
At St. Paul's School for Girls, our academic programs encourage our bold and courageous learners to forge their own academic paths.
This course develops an understanding of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially focused in the field of technology. Students explore basics of entrepreneurial business such as designing a business plan, marketing and customer strategy, and developing innovations to solve problems.
Fifth and sixth graders take a two-year, interdisciplinary humanities class. Believing that middle school students learn best when topics inspire their natural talent for creative thinking, SPSG’s humanities program bridges common themes in history, geography, and English.
Dedicated to providing students with choice in their educational experience, semester-long elective courses are offered to students in grades 7 and 8. Electives are interdisciplinary courses designed to help students explore their passions and dive deeper into topics that pique their interest.
Through a partnership with Memory Project, student artists in Visual Art II and III and Graphic Arts are able to connect with children around the world and gift them a personal portrait. Since 2017, SPSG students have made portraits for children in Pakistan, Nigeria, Colombia, and Syria. Students at SPSG receive a portrait of a child, their name, and favorite color. Each artist writes a letter to the child introducing themselves and sharing their favorite color using the child’s native language. There is a special bond formed between the student artists and the children with whom they connect. As students explore the physical characteristics of their subject while painting, they imagine what the child’s life might be like, the sound of her laugh, the smirk on his face.
Sophomore Seminar Series is a co-curricular course dedicated to the development of real-world skills that are both timeless and immediately applicable. Students are exposed to concepts ranging from financial literacy and career exploration to philanthropy, servant leadership, civil discourse, and public speaking with the goal of preparing them for life beyond SPSG.