St. Paul's School founded the Advanced Studies Program in 1958 to provide talented New Hampshire public and parochial high school juniors with challenging educational opportunities otherwise unavailable to them.

Each session stresses academic and personal growth as students learn to live together and share in the school community. The program attempts to achieve a balance between a necessity for structure and the desire to allow students the freedom to mature in a new environment. The ASP seeks highly motivated students interested in academic challenge and hard work in a stimulating environment that will encourage them to learn and grow.