A great teacher can probably teach anywhere—and we have plenty of great teachers—but a beautiful new space certainly helps! The opening of the new MacArthur Campus represents a transformative moment in the life of our middle school and in the lives of our middle school students and teachers. The students have settled in quickly, bringing life and energy, intellectual engagement, and enthusiasm with them.
Art classes are busy creating collaborative artwork for display throughout the building to provide students with early opportunity to see their own work and that of their schoolmates celebrated on Day School walls. Community murals by students in Grades 1 to 5 will be on display in the Upper School Common Room and outside the Lower School Art Studio early next week. Please stop by to view the students' beautiful work!
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Friday, September 15, to Sunday, October 15. During this month we celebrate the culture, traditions, and many contributions that our Spanish-speaking neighbors with roots in Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean have made. Please take a moment to see all the ways your families can partake in the many celebrations.
This morning's Opening Chapel for Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 began with a welcome address from Head of School Peter Barrett, who spoke about the chapel theme of the year, All Are Welcome. He offered a challenge to our community: "Of course, accepting a welcome is the easy part. The real challenge comes in turning and extending that welcome to others around you, not just your friends and family and people who are most like you, but extending that welcome to those who are different from you, the Other, the Stranger. We ask that you join us in accepting that challenge this year."
Exceptional Literacy is the intention and the destination of the educational journey at St. Patrick’s. It prepares each student to seek new knowledge, to fulfill a greater sense of personal responsibility, and to understand and communicate effectively with others. At the forefront of this effort are our talented and dedicated faculty and staff, working in close partnership with families to support each student.
Play-Based Learning in the Nursery School
The intentional, deliberate, and provocative use of play in our Nursery School invites the young child to construct meaning in the present and orients that child to a future of intellectual and academic engagement and success.
The Heart of St. Patrick's: Faculty Spotlight
St. Patrick's prides itself on a talented and dedicated cadre of faculty and staff who care deeply about the well-being of each student and possess the skills and experience to support a variety of learning styles. view video
Why St. Patrick's?
Parents and students share meaningful experiences as members of the St. Patrick's community. view video
students in three divisions: Nursery School, Lower School, and Upper School.
years of Spanish instruction for students beginning in PK.
overnight field trips beginning in Grade 4 and culminating in Grade 8.
interscholastic team sports: soccer, cross-country, basketball, track and field, and lacrosse.
art studios and three full-time art faculty for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
musical ensembles including Orff, recorder, handbells, and choirs for students in Grades 4 through 8.
school pets, including 2 guinea pigs, 2 fish tanks housing 17 total fish, and one snake.
years combined experience in placing students among the members of our Secondary school outplacement team
We encourage our students to extend their fascination with the world, to gain confidence about their roles in the world, and to understand the world more fully through others.
2016-2017 Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the Day School's philanthropic priority. We encourage all families to make a meaningful gift as we strive for 100% participation.