Boarding at St Paul's

Boarding at St Paul's is known as Learning in Residence, as we believe that our students who are boarders have a unique, extended opportunity for personal, social, and educational growth and development. The learning journey continues.

St Paul's offers an outstanding boarding experience within our Learning in Residence Program and we invite our residents (boarders) to both engage in and respect our residential programs and activities. Take comfort in the knowledge that every resident at St Paul’s College has an unequalled opportunity to learn. Choose to spend your time wisely – find what you are passionate about and pursue these interests with great vigour. Above all, make the most of those opportunities available to you – get to know your peers and forge life-long friendships that will stand you in good stead, now, and into the future.

Learning to live in community is a vital skill, and research teaches us that residents develop close friendships and values, such as resilience, tolerance and independence often much earlier than others who are not given the same educational opportunities. Living at school offers many advantages – time that would otherwise be allocated to travel can be better utilised, enabling residents to be fully engaged in their schoolwork, sporting endeavours, and other co-curricular activities. Our residents also have access to learning support from a selection of staff who are available throughout the day and after school hours.

Our message to all our residents: an incredible and exciting adventure awaits you at St Paul’s College Learning in Residence – get involved, enjoy all that is on offer, make the most of this amazing opportunity to engage in a vigorous & dynamic curriculum in an incredible setting! 



There are a range of boarding options at St Paul’s College. These include:

Full-time Boarding
Weekly Boarding
Short term boarding
Flexi Boarding

 To find out more about these options, please refer to our fees schedule or contact our enrolments team on +61 02 6029 2200

Fee Information



Many of our Learning in Residence parents are attracted to St Paul’s College because of its rural location. These parents either value our location because they too, are located in a rural setting or because they recognise we offer a safe and nurturing environment far away from the distractions of urban life. Our residents bond over being away from home and cement firm friendships. By sharing daily life with others, boarders develop resilience, self-confidence, empathy and leadership skills. We are not just a home away from home, but a family away from family.



Our main focus in the Learning in residence at St Paul’s College is on providing the highest level of duty of care we can to each individual resident. The emotional health and wellbeing of our residents, staff and families are our priority. Boarding at St Paul’s College is very much about creating a family environment. We have the responsibility to ensure all our residents meet all their academic, social, sporting and spiritual goals. We aim to install in our residents the values of Love, Humility, Justice, Hope, Courage, Compassion, Service, Forgiveness, Appreciation and Quality – values that complement the core values of the College.