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About St. Paul's
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 classical education from a Christian perspective, St. Paul's offers an affordable, college preparatory education in a protected environment. From early childhood through grade 12, students learn the fundamentals that will prepare them for a successful college career. St. Paul's is located in Arlington, Texas off of US HWY 287 just a few minutes south of I-20. St. Paul's location also borders the city of Mansfield, Texas, making the school a convenient choice for parents in the Arlington, Mansfield, and Kennedale communities.

In 1988, Dr. Gene and Sue Lingerfelt founded St. Paul's Preparatory Academy as an extended ministry of Faith Christian Center to provide a college-preparatory, Christian education.

Mission Statement
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
  • Degreed Teachers
  • Teachers with Advanced Degrees (Master degrees, Doctoral degrees)
  • A School Board that Cares
  • College Prep Courses
  • Test Prep Classes
  • Art 
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Catered Lunch Program
  • Advanced Computer Labs
  • Spanish K3-11
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Kindergarten Graduation
  • Disciplined Learning
  • Individualized Attention
  • Field Trips
  • 2 Outdoor Playgrounds
  • Sports Including Cheerleading for Grades 1-12
  • College Regulation size Gym with Multiple Courts 
  • Accredited by TAAPS

College and University Placement
High school graduates from St. Paul's Preparatory Academy have been accepted to many universities across the country for both undergraduate and graduate studies. These universities and institutions include:


St. Paul's Preparatory Academy students in grades K3-12 wear uniforms purchased from Mills Uniforms. You may contact Mills Uniforms at 817-563-7100 for more information. Mills Uniforms is located at 5460 E. Loop 820 S. Ft. Worth, TX 76119. Directions here.

  • Update: Parents, you can now order uniforms 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.

Kindergarten and Preschool Licensing
The Kindergarten and Preschool are licensed through the State of Texas and the City of Arlington.


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. Registration and touring appointments may be made by phone at 817-561-3500 or you can Send us an e-mail.

Founded in 1988, St. Paul's Preparatory Academy is a non-denominational Christian school in Arlington, Texas, located close to Mansfield.  St. Paul's offers strong academics, a beautiful campus, affordable tuition, and a safe environment for children in early childhood through 12th grade.

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