Salary & Benefits
Salaries – St. Patrick’s offers among the highest starting salaries for independent schools in the area (based on a comparison of 25 peer schools) and remains competitive at every experience level.
Health Insurance – Health insurance is provided through Care First Blue Choice. The premium is split between the school and the employee with each paying 50%. Employees can select between an HMO and a Point of Service (POS) plan.
Dental Insurance – Dental coverage is provided through Care First with coverage for preventative care, basic restorative care, and major restorative care. Employees pay 100% of the premium.
Flexible Spending Plan – This plan is available for out-of-pocket medical and dental expenses, and dependent care expenses to be paid through pre-tax deductions under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Retirement – The school contributes 7.5% of an employee’s base salary to the TIAA/CREF Retirement Annuity program and the employee contributes 2.5% of his/her base salary. Supplemental Retirement Annuities (SRA’s) are available to all employees who wish to contribute additional amounts to their retirement plans.
Child Care: The Infant-Toddler Center – St. Patrick’s employees may enroll children too young for the Nursery School in the school’s Infant-Toddler Center (enrollment is space-dependent). Parents pay a below-market fee to enroll their children. The school covers other related expenses.
Child Care: Early Drop-Off and Extended Day – Nursery School-age faculty children may participate in the Nursery School Early Arrival Program free of charge. All faculty children may participate in the Extended Day program free of charge. The school provides coverage for faculty children on other days when school is not in session including: Conference days, professional days, and pre- and post-academic year meeting days.
Life Insurance / Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) – The school provides up to $20,000 in group term life insurance coverage for employees who are at least half time.
Disability Insurance – The school provides financial and administrative support for premiums on a long-term disability policy for all employees.
Professional Development – The school seeks to provide financial and administrative support for faculty professional development.
Masters Degree Program – The school covers up to 75% of a graduate degree course to a maximum of $1200 per course for employees seeking degrees in a field related to his/her work.
Summer Grants – The Parents Association provides generous Faculty Summer Grants for travel and study, which are awarded to several individuals each year.