St. Paul Dual Language Academy was built in 1922 by the parishioners of St. Paul as St. Paul School. For many years, St. Paul served grades 1 through 8, and in 2008, a full-day Kindergarten class was added. In 2017-2018, the school incorporated it’s signature Dual Language Immersion program. The next year, the school was renamed St. Paul Dual Language Academy to reflect it’s new mission and purpose.
St. Paul’s stakeholders have a diverse ethnic background however the community is composed mostly of Spanish-speaking and African-American populations. We are located near downtown Los Angeles, Korean Town, and near the Wilshire area, off the I-10 Freeway on the Crenshaw exit. Although St. Paul Academy is in an urban location, its campus is quiet, tucked safely behind St. Paul church in an enclosed area.
St. Paul Dual Language Academy is a fully accredited WASC and NCEA school. The school itself is a two-story building which houses 10 rooms: 9 classrooms and a computer lab that is under construction. St. Paul also has a full-time Title I reading program on site for our students. The school shares a large parking lot with the church, parish hall, and parish office that allows the children to attend weekly mass and other church functions with ease. This close proximity also allows us to further foster our relationship to become a more united community.