History: In 1956, one hundred freshmen from surrounding parishes attended Santa Fe Catholic High
School located in classrooms at St. Marianne’s in nearby Pico Rivera. The next year, the name was
changed to St. Paul to avoid confusion with the public school named Santa Fe. In January 1958, St. Paul High School
moved to its present location with a student body of 325 freshmen and sophomores. Additional construction provided
the shower-locker room, the gymnasium, the 500 building and Monsignor Cranham Stadium. For over 54 years, St. Paul High School
has been a name associated with Academic Achievement and Athletic Success, as well as spiritually building and nurturing the
lives and minds of thousands of young Christians.
Academics: St. Paul is a four-year, co-educational high school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. As a college preparatory school, St. Paul High School has a 100% graduation rate and a 98% college bound rate. Members of the Class of 2010 were accepted to colleges and universities all over the United States, including The United States Naval Academy, Penn State, Wake Forest, Loyola Marymount University and UCLA, just to name a few.
Christian Service: St. Paul High School seeks to encourage participation in Christian Service as an integral part of the student’s life.
Each student is given an opportunity to live out Christ’s Gospel admonition to love one another as they themselves would like to be loved.
However, in order to love in this way, they must go beyond simply doing good work for the sake of the work itself, but to learn to respond
to the needs of others, no matter how profound, with true mercy as our guide.
Athletics: St. Paul High School is the home of the Swordsmen and has a rich tradition of athletic excellence with multiple State and CIF Championships
in our 54 year history.
Activities: St. Paul offers a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities. From the Campus Ministry Team, our Associated Student Body, as well as several service and activity or academically oriented clubs, extending out to our award winning Bands, Drama and Choirs, there truly is something for everyone.
Fine and Performing Arts: Not only are a variety of fine art classes offered through our curriculum but St. Paul thespians put on a fall play, spring musical and various other concerts and performances. Our award winning faculty also provides an outreach program to the youth of our local communities. The VPA (Visual and Performing Arts) program works with local elementary schools, bringing music and drama programs to schools interested in enhancing their curriculum.