Activities that make a difference in our community
Engagement, enthusiasm and excitement about learning shouldn't stop when the bell rings. St. Paul has a rich portfolio of extra curricular programs that extend and enrich the school community.
Vocations Club | 4th through 8th grades
St. Paul students meet every month to share in the joy of finding their vocations in life. Students learn about the Saints and use that knowledge to grow closer to God.
Student Council | All grades
Two representatives from each grade are selected along with four officers. The council represents the student body to the administration and the community, works together in school and community activities, organizes social events and learns about civics through its activities.
- Made Valentine’s Day cards for local elderly residents who are unable to get out.
- Held an annual car wash that profits the St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School Annual Fund.
Music Club | Kindergarten through 2nd grade
Students will learn to sing songs and dance along to a beat. Students will also write and act in their own play.
- Wrote and acted in their own play about a Princess at the Zoo.
- Learned hand motions to "Awesome God".
Yearbook Club | Eighth grade
Members design, write, layout and produce the annual yearbook. This involves creativity, design sense and Internet skills.
- Produced a beautiful keepsake of the school year’s events.
Art Club | First through third grades
Students create a monthly project with paint, clay, recycled materials, wax, paper and other materials. We integrate different subjects into our art projects and try to create meaningful experiences through creativity.
- Create clay bowls for a community fundraiser.
Choir | Third through eighth grades
The choir's mission is to enhance the beauty of the liturgy with our music and, in turn, give back to God the talent he has given us.
- Sings at the school Mass on Fridays and includes sacred songs in English and Latin.
MATHCOUNTS | Sixth through eighth grades
MathCounts members are enthusiastic about math — and good at it too. The club meets during lunchtime to practice working “out of the box” math problems. Eighth-graders practice to participate in a countywide competition sponsored by Spartanburg’s Society of Engineers
- Placed fourth in the 2011 county competition.
Environment Club | Fourth through seventh grades
Fostering a love and wonderment of God’s created world and our place in it is the goal of the Environment Club. Ongoing projects include recycling efforts. Money gained from recycling funds two tuition scholarships each year.
- Was recognized as the Recycling School of the year for South Carolina in 2007 – 08.
- Won second place in the Piedmont State Fair for “Tin Man on a Bicycle” — a scarecrow built from recycled materials. Presentations have included experts in their fields, and have discussed kudzu control, saving energy, trees and water monitoring.
- Sponsored a school-wide competition for a Waste Free Lunch.
Beta Club | Sixth through eighth grades
The National Jr. Beta Club is a national leadership service organization. It is open to students who maintain a 90 percent overall academic average and who are affirmed to be good school citizens. Members perform service for the school, the community and beyond. Members are rewarded for effort, merit and the qualities of good character that promote good citizenship.
- Volunteered at the Special Olympics
- Sponsored needy children at Christmas
- Delivered goods to the Soup Kitchen
- Wrote letters to troops overseas
Battle of the Brains | Sixth through eighth grades
Battle of the Brains is a knowledge bowl or competition. More than 30 schools in the Upstate participate. After-school matches are held at the Chapman Art Center.
- Consistently place in the Elite Eight. Ranked the top private school in Spartanburg.
School Band | Third through eighth grades
St. Paul School contracts Mr. Jamie Riley to teach students to play band and orchestra instruments. Lessons are given weekly at the school. Band concerts are held for families and the community. No prior music experience is necessary.