About St. Paul's
Operating under the oversight of Faith Christian Center, St. Paul’s is a church-based, private Christian school that provides a traditional education with a Christian worldview for early childhood through grade 12. St. Paul's was founded in 1988 to provide an alternative to public school education. St. Paul's has always existed as a Christian alternative to government funded institutions, including both public schools and charter schools. This enables St. Paul's to offer a traditional education from a Christian worldview.
Located on a beautiful 73 acre campus, situated in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, St. Paul's Preparatory Academy is a non-denominational Christian school for early childhood through grade 12. With an emphasis on a traditional education from a Christian perspective, St. Paul's offers an affordable, college preparatory education in a safe, protected environment. From early childhood through grade 12, students learn the fundamentals that will prepare them for a successful college career and success in life. St. Paul's is located in Arlington, Texas off of US HWY 287 just a few minutes south of I-20. This makes St. Paul's a convenient choice for parents in the Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield, Kennedale, Burleson, Waxahachie, and Midlothian communities.
In 1988, Dr. Gene and Sue Lingerfelt founded St. Paul's Preparatory Academy as an extended ministry of Faith Christian Center to provide concerned parents of the church and the community with an alternative to public school education. For more than 30 years, St. Paul's has offered a traditional education from a Christian worldview. St. Paul's has always existed as a Christian alternative to government funded institutions, including both public schools and charter schools.
At St. Paul’s, we believe in instilling strong character values in our students. The three central values of the school are honor, duty, and loyalty, as symbolized in the school’s crest. St. Paul’s prepares students for success in every area of life. We believe that when students graduate they should be prepared to be successful in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue. With a strong emphasis on a classical education, the school prepares students to be hard-working, ethical individuals who lead the way in their chosen professional fields and in society.
St. Paul's Preparatory Academy has been accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS) and is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.
St. Paul's Preparatory Academy is a member of the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Texas Independent School Consortium (TISC), Christian School Athletic Fellowship (CSAF), and Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF). The Preschool Department is licensed through the State of Texas.
Elements that Make St. Paul's Unique
All Day Preschool
A Beka Curriculum (Nursery - 6th Grade)
All Day Kindergarten
Teachers with Advanced Degrees (Master degrees, Doctoral degrees)
A School Board that Cares
College Prep Courses
Test Prep Classes
Catered Lunch Program
Advanced Computer Labs
2 Outdoor Playgrounds
Sports Including Cheerleading for Grades 1-12
College Regulation size Gym with Multiple Courts
Accredited by TAAPS
College and University Placement
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St. Paul's students in grades K3-12 wear uniforms purchased from Mills Uniforms. Uniforms can now be ordered online through the Mills web site. Click here to visit their web site, and then enter the school's uniform code (383) to display available uniform items for the academic school year. You can also shop in person at Mills Uniforms at 5460 E. Loop 820 S. Ft. Worth, TX 76119. Click here for directions.
Kindergarten and Preschool Licensing
Each week, the students engage in a time of worship and learning during Chapel services. The various grade levels each receive authentic, Scripture-based teaching presented in a way that is relevant to them. It also allows our older students an opportunity to use their God-given gifts to honor Him through student-led praise and worship.
The school's regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (CST). Click here to schedule a tour. You can also schedule a tour by calling 817-561-3500.