St. Paul Church and School has a long standing legacy of serving Christ and God’s children. St. Paul Lutheran congregation got its start on July 26, 1903, by a group of German farmers who lived in the area. At the time all church services were conducted in German until English service was added in 1922. Eventually the original wooden church building was torn down and in 1970 there was a dedication of our current church building.
Over the years there have been four different buildings used for St. Paul Lutheran School in order to accommodate the growing number of students. In 1960 our current school building was completed and dedicated. We are proud to say that this building has had many improvements and modernizations over the years to best serve our students. St. Paul is excited to start the 2019 - 2020 school year as a dedicated early childhood center. St. Paul Early Childhood Center will provide a project-based learning approach and a Christ-centered environment to students in three-year-old preschool through second grade. We look forward to continuing to serve the St. Paul community as an early childhood center.
A Note from the Director and Staff:
Jenna Scifo Director of St. Paul Early Childhood Center
Jenna Scifo is honored to serve as the Director of St. Paul Early Childhood Center! Having her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Teaching and Learning, her passion for Christian education has led her to teaching and leading in Christian schools since 2002.
Jenna is committed to building a strong, faith-based educational program, while integrating the Project Based Learning approach within each classroom and throughout St. Paul Early Childhood Center.
She believes children learn best when they are in a safe learning environment, designed to meet the individual needs of each child. That is why her goal is to leave a lasting impression on every child and family member that enters St. Paul Early Childhood Center.
Jenna was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago and currently lives in the Jefferson Park neighborhood with her husband, 3 daughters, and 2 pups.
One of her favorite verses is Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." She is excited and expectant to see God's blessings in the coming year at St. Paul Early Childhood Center.
Teaching Staff of St. Paul Early Childhood Center The teaching staff at St. Paul Early Childhood Center is passionate about teaching and working with children in early childhood. All of our teachers hold teaching certificates, and have a Bachelors or a Masters in education. The school and staff's mission is to develop the whole child - physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Their desire is to foster a safe learning environment where discovery and exploration lead to life long learning.