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We have a long history and tradition in the Yakima Valley and this is our 94th year of operation! Our school operates under the Diocese of Yakima and is a parish school. St. Paul Cathedral is our parish and the parish is a dynamic part of our school. Rev. Monsignor John A. Ecker is our Pastor and also the Vicar of the Diocese. The Most Rev. Carlos A. Sevilla, S.J. is our Bishop and lives in a private apartment on the school campus.

The beautiful St. Paul Cathedral Church and the school share the same campus.

The rich tradition of our school unites families from all over the Yakima Valley. Our students come from Wapato and Zillah, Selah, East Valley, West Valley, Naches and Yakima proper. While our student population is seventy five percent Catholic, other religious backgrounds are welcome and represented in our school community. We serve children from pre-school through eighth grade.

Our students number 250 this year. Our preschool program is designed for four and five year old children. We do not offer child care for young children. Our teachers, including our preschool teacher, are certificated teachers who choose to teach in a Christian setting. Academic excellence is a priority at St. Paul Cathedral School. WASL testing is not required for private schools yet we choose to test our students.  Our scores are among the highest in the state.

Families have happily and thankfully enrolled their children here for almost a century. They continue to enroll their children here knowing that we are an excellent academic school and yet much, much more. Prayer and religious teachings are a daily part of our school. We educate children in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ in the Catholic tradition. Additionally, we encourage children to internalize the values of self-discipline, mutual respect, personal morality and social justice. The community of students, teachers and parents here is strong and vibrant and fosters family and friendships. St. Paul Cathedral is a wonderful, wonderful school