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St. Paul Catholic School in the Diocese of Oakland educates children in the Catholic faith and nurtures their minds, bodies, and souls, inspiring them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential, and actively serve and enrich the community.

Our mission at St. Paul School fulfills four goals. Firstly, we nurture faith-filled communities so that students become living models of the love of Jesus Christ and of the Christian faith as found in the Roman Catholic tradition. Secondly, we inspire students to learn in a holistic and culturally diverse environment that fosters attitudes of mutual respect, positive self-awareness, and creative potential. Thirdly, we provide a rigorous academic curriculum supplemented with enrichment programs that enables students to achieve their intellectual and learning potential, as well as to become responsible individuals in our Church and society. Fourthly, we encourage students to develop a healthy lifestyle, an appreciation of fair play, and an enjoyment of games and team sports.

Our school is one of the six Catholic schools that proudly partakes in the network of Lumen Christi Academies across the Diocese of Oakland. Our school lives out the mission and embraces the root beliefs shared among all six Lumen Christi Academies: Queen of All Saints in Concord, St. Anthony in Oakland, St. Catherine of Siena in Martinez, St. Elizabeth in Oakland, St. Paul in San Pablo, and St. Peter Martyr in Pittsburg.

Lumen Christi Academies Mission

The Lumen Christi Academies (LCA) offer a faith-based environment that reflects the diversity of our communities and ignites students to be the light of Christ in the world. We attract, support and holistically form students, families and teachers. We are building a firm financial foundation to innovate our programs and facilities to ensure equitable access to excellence for all.

LCA Root Beliefs: widely agreed upon and shared truths

  • We share in God’s love and live in service of others.
  • Mutual trust builds respectful and inclusive communities.
  • Collaborative and constructive dialogue inspires holistic development.
  • Empowered learners persevere through the lifelong journey.
  • Critical thinkers seek the truth with an open mind and an open heart.

LCA Core Values: timeless, enduring, and intrinsically important principles

  • Faith: Christ-centered
  • Community: Unite through God’s grace
  • Service: Answer the call to serve
  • Equity: Advocate for opportunity and justice
  • Excellence: Strive to attain full potential