Father O’Reilly died in 1887, but his vision endures. Saint Paul Catholic School outgrew the original acre lot he had purchased, and a new school was established at 1755 Harrison Boulevard in 2006. The current school features 14 state-of-the-art classrooms, a computer lab, science lab, 12,000-book library, art room, cafeteria, and gymnasium. Today, Saint Paul Catholic School’s campus bustles with activity, and more than three dozen faculty and staff members educate a diverse student body.
“Although the address, name, and size of the school have changed dramatically since its founding, Father O’Reilly’s passion for education continues today with a long legacy of success in its wake,” said Jane Scupham, principal of Saint Paul’s Catholic School.
Graduates of Saint Paul Catholic School have gone on to become physicians, teachers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, priests, and professionals in a diverse array of fields. Mindful of the importance of serving others, a value that their SPCS teachers helped instill in them, graduates also enrich the communities where they live by sharing their time and talents through volunteer and philanthropic endeavors.