Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College founded in 1982, 35 years ago – as a result of the search of a group of educators looking to establish a bilingual school in the city of Heredia, west of San José. Saint Paul Primary School opened its doors in Ciudad Cariari that year with 90 students from pre-kinder up to third grade. At that stage the school involved the students, families and team of staff to decide on the school’s colors, emblem, mascot and later on, its anthem.
In response to student body growth and wishing to offer greater space according to its sports and academic activities, Saint Paul moved to San Rafael de Alajuela in 1984, 400 meters west of the Belén-Santa Ana road and its home to date.
The request to open a high school was formalized by sixth grade student’s parents in 1985. So began a new phase for Saint Paul – preschool, elementary and high school. At that point the high school was made up of 24 students and the school graduated their first group of seniors in 1990. Previous to that and due to the success experienced, in 1987, Saint Paul had inaugurated new facilities in front of its preschool and elementary building with the objective of establishing an adequate space for its high school.
Since then, the institution has continued growing and updating its facilities as part of its commitment to providing quality education to its students.