Choosing the school for your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. Their grade school experiences will shape their life choices and lay the foundation for future successes or failures.

St. Paul Catholic School’s philosophy, curriculum, and activities are centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ and that’s what sets our school apart from others. If you have children about to start Preschool or if you are new to the Highland area, we invite you to look around our website and discover what St. Paul School can offer your child. 

April 17, 2020 - COVID-19 School Closure

Dear Viking Parents:

The St. Paul Catholic School teachers and staff miss our students and co-workers!  Gina and Frank Lipski graciously offered to create a video to send our message to the community and we are extremely thankful!  It can be found at:


On Friday, April 17, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced all Illinois schools will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year.  St. Paul Catholic School will continue with our Virtual and Distance Learning Plan. 

With peace and prayers,

Kathy Sherman

Online Ordinations & Chrism Mass

The Ordination Masses on May 2 at 9:30 am (“Fr.” Piotr Kosk, our new priest) and on June 19 at 6:00 pm (“Fathers” Michael Meinhart, Dominic Vahling, Michael Trummer, brother of Chris & “Deacon” Chris Trummer) will be streamed live on:

The Chrism Mass on May 12 at 7:00 pm can also be found and viewed on any of these sites.

Online Application Open - New Students Only

When you decide that St. Paul Catholic School is the place for your child and family, you may apply online here.  The online application process is developed to be convenient for parents.  While at the application portal, you are also able to view the required forms that will be needed at enrollment.  Information regarding our Financial Assistance is also at this site.

We know deciding the school for your child’s educational future is a very important decision.  If we can be of assistance, please contact our school office (654-7525) or by email to [email protected]

Grant & Aid Application

Link to the Grant & Aid Application here.

Link to FACTS

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Make a Donation Online


Support the Annual Dinner Auction Fund-A-Need Program here.

Link to Tumblebooks

Your child's safety is our priority!

St. Paul Catholic School has a secure campus with a two-point entry equipped with a security system and video surveillance.

Office Hours

Phone: (618) 654-7525

School Office: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pre3 and JK: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grades K-8: 8:15 am - 3:15 pm

1416 Main Street
Highland, IL 62249