St. Paul's School (United States)

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This is about the St. Paul's in the United States. There is also a St Paul's School (UK).

St. Paul's School

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Seal of St. Paul's


Headmaster The Right Reverend Craig B. Anderson
Established 1856
School type Private
Religious affiliation Episcopal
Location Concord, NH, USA
Enrollment Apx. 530
Faculty ~100
Campus Rural
Mascot Pelican
School colors Red (Main), Black, White

St. Paul's School is a private, college-preparatory, coed boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, United States, affiliated with the Episcopal Church. It was founded in 1856 by Dr. George Cheyne Shattuck, Jr. The 2,000 acre (8 km²) New Hampshire campus currently serves just over 500 students. The school became co-educational in 1971 and is one of the few 100% residential boarding schools in the U.S. St. Paul's attracts students from all areas of the world. Many of the students are not Episcopalian.

Millville is the nickname given to the community of buildings that makes up the St. Paul's Campus. It is also a term that is used frequently on campus in reference to the school, especially when the rector addresses the student community regarding on-campus issues.

The school is known for its many longstanding traditions. For example, near the start of the school year—on a sunny, crisp Fall day—the Rector announces an unplanned "Cricket Holiday" in morning Chapel. Classes are cancelled for the day and the students participate in a variety of fun activities, plus rest and relaxation. The Cricket Holiday dates back to the first Rector, Henry Augustus Coit, who preferred cricket over baseball as a "more refined sport." Students who participate in "club" sports (intramural) at St. Paul's are assigned to one of three teams for their entire school careers—"Isthmian," "Delphian" or "Old Hundred." Student also are assigned to one of two "Boat Clubs""—Halcyon or Shattuck. The rivalry of the clubs has lasted for more than a century. If a graduate's descendent attends the school, he or she is assigned to the same clubs.

St. Paul's students once had a close relationship with the Grateful Dead and other jam bands. Several Grateful Dead histories make note of the "pyramid dialect" that was born at the school. Phish played in the Upper on May 19, 1990.

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Students Playing Hockey Beneath the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul

The first ice hockey game ever played in the United States was played at St. Paul's School. The hockey program has enjoyed a long history with several notable alumni, including Hobey Baker and Malcom Gordon. Americaís first racquets and squash courts were built at St. Paulís in 1883. (The American sport of racquetball is a fusion of handball and the British game of squash). These first courts were the birthplace of squash tennis. St. Paul's School built an updated squash facility in 1915, and the community enjoys 10 international squash courts.

St Paul's School won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup in the 2004 Henley Royal Regatta, beating Winchester College, St Paul's School (UK), Pangbourne College and Abingdon School. St. Paul's crews train on the School's beautiful "Turkey Pond," which includes a 2,000-meter rowing course.


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