A ministry of St. Paul Church, St. Paul Catholic School opened on September 3, 1952, staffed by the Notre Dame of Cleveland Sisters. At the time, the school only taught first through fourth grade, with 184 students enrolled. Each year thereafter, the school added a grade of students, graduating its first 8th grade class in 1957. The school’s first principal, Sister Mary Agnessine, the Mother Superior of the Sisters, set the school’s tuition rate at $2.00 per month.
In 1988, the Sisters moved out of the school and lay professionals filled the administrative and faculty positions. As a community of faith, St. Paul’s continues to build on the Sisters’ charismatic commitment to education through prayer, service and active gratitude. The Conventual Franciscan Friars, under the auspices of the Diocese of Oakland, serve as advisors of the school community.