The instructional program of St. Paul College of Makati is anchored on Paulinian Education, as it is defined in the Vision-Mission Statement of the Education Ministry of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres: "Paulinian Education…is dedicated to the formation of competent leaders and responsible citizens, witnessing to the Gospel values in the spirit of communion and service, toward the creation of a culture of excellence, compassionate caring, and collaboration." All the curricular content and activities are geared to the holistic formation of the young Paulinian "to respond to the needs and challenges of the Church, of the society, and of the times we are in…".
The curriculum is fundamentally based on what is prescribed by the Department of Education, but is so designed in consideration of the seven features of the SPC Education Ministry's Curriculum of Excellence.
Learner-centered and Learner-driven Initiatives. The curriculum is structured with a thorough understanding of child growth and development. It responds to the internal needs, abilities, and natural learning styles of students/pupils. It provides students/pupils opportunities to tap alternative sources of learning.
Values-laden. The curriculum ensures the integration of Gospel values (Core Values of St. Paul) so that students/pupils place Christ at the center of their lives. It honors the traditions and values that bind citizens together.
Holistic/Integrated. The curriculum gives appropriate emphasis to all the significant aspects of growth and all types of human intelligence, helping students/pupils to see the connections between the different subjects in the light of faith, culture, and life. It develops in students/pupils a greater sense of belongingness, greater involvement in academic work, improved achievement, and deeper search for meaning and connection.
Personally Relevant. The curriculum emphasizes the active construction of meaning so that students/pupils find purpose in their studies. Skills and attitudes of reflection are fostered among students/pupils so that they are able to think critically, creatively, and affirmatively, and connect with their past and present situation with the country's history through an informed patriotism with the rest of the world and with the Triune God.
Socially Responsive. The curriculum develops a sense of social responsibility and promotes peace building, so that they become aware of their obligations and duties as productive citizens especially sensitive to the needs of the poor. It prepares the students/pupils to fill the work needs of the nation, to accommodate themselves to societal values and norms, and to respond to global interdependence in all aspects of life, including the environment and the economy.
Competency-based. The curriculum focuses on significant learner outcomes, so that the students/pupils acquire the knowledge, critical skills, attitudes, and values they need for effective lifelong learning and full functioning as responsible and productive citizens.
Technology Aided. The curriculum responds to the needs and challenges of the 21st century where students/pupils are exposed and trained to use advanced technology to facilitate learning.
The subjects are so ordered after the BEC of the Department of Education, with a few integrated enrichment subjects and/or topics, such as Research and Math Enrichment subjects.