Your Gift In Action
A gift to St. Paul’s School is an investment in our people, values, and traditions, which are the core of our mission. Here are just a few examples of the projects, programs, and people your gift helps sustain. We are St. Paul’s!
Located in the courtyard at the center of the Lower School building, the St. Paul's Community Garden is a space to nurture bodies and minds and foster educational opportunities for students in all divisions. The Community Garden features a pond, greenhouse, chicken coop, composting area, and native and non-native animals and plants. Learn more.
Nature Pavilion and Ropes Course
The 3,600-square-foot Nature Pavilion, supported by the Class of 2016 Senior Parent Gift, was constructed at the site of the Darrell House and provides an outdoor learning space where our community can interact with nature, teach outdoor skills, explore problem solving, enhance teamwork, develop leadership skills, understand natural elements, and promote spirituality. The facility includes a large covered classroom, stone fireplace, climbing wall, and wifi. The facility is being used for science classes, field study, buddy gatherings between divisions, green woodworking, physical education, leadership training, outdoor assemblies and chapel services, alumni gatherings, class picnics and activities, social events, and more.
The nature center and related site improvements provided a catalyst to reinvigorate the ropes course. The first phase of the ropes course was made possible by the generosity of the Class of 2015 Senior Parent Gift. Further renovated and re-opened in 2016, the ropes course is used for class activities, the Outdoor Club and summer camp.
The woodshop is a hand-on learning space wherein many of the lessons that are taught in the core academic subjects are put to the test through the experience of building with wood. Middle School woodworking teacher Doug Finkel leads the program and is a renowned woodworking artist. Learn more.
On Saturday May 5 the St. Paul's Kinetic Sculpture Race team won, for the third time, the Art Award at the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship in Baltimore. The Anansi the Spider entry took home St. Paul's fourth award from this competition since 2014.
Anansi the Spider: 2018
King Baltutmore: 2016
Rainbow Fish: 2015
The eight-hour race covered 14 miles, mostly on pavement, but also included a trip into the Chesapeake Bay at Canton and through mud and sand at Patterson Park.