Mission Statement

The mission of St. Paul School is to guide students on their journey to maturity, intellectual independence and spiritual fulfillment.  We plan to accomplish this by creating a climate of possibility, within a highly functioning scholastic and religious program, that will contribute to and challenge our students’ academic rigor and Catholic identity required to live in this world with wisdom and integrity.


Since its founding by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in 1961, the St. Paul Catholic elementary school of Valley Cottage has been serving students of Rockland County for over 50 years. The school aims to provide a supportive student environment designed to stimulate sound judgment, critical thinking, acquisition of knowledge and thoughtful formulation of worthy goals based on Catholic moral and ethical principles.

St. Paul at a Glance

St. Paul School is located in Valley Cottage, New York.  We are a highly recognized Catholic elementary school serving students in grades Pre-K to 8.

For over 50 years, we have been guiding our students on their journey to maturity, intellectual independence and spiritual fulfillment. We offer:

  • Half-Day and Full-Day Pre-K 3 and 4 Options
  • Half-Day Universal Pre-K
  • Full-Day Kindergarten
  • Before School Care
  • After School Care
  • AdvancED Accredited
  • State-of-the-Art Media Center and Classrooms
  • Library, Computer, Science and Math Labs
  • 11-acre campus
  • Multiple Enrichment and Community Outreach Opportunities
  • Active Catholic School Community