The goals of the Student Council include serving the school and its students, serving the greater Washington, D.C. community, and acting as leaders in the St. Patrick's community by setting a good example for others. Students on Grades 4 through 6 are served by a Student Council consisting of co-presidents from Grade 6, with the Head of the Upper School serving as the faculty advisor. The students and faculty consider serving on the Student Council a privilege. Being a good member of the Student Council involves time, commitment, energy, cooperation, good judgment, and a willingness to work for the benefit of both St. Patrick's and the greater community.
Student Leadership Council
Responding to a desire on the part of students to take more leadership in areas beyond the St. Patrick's Honor Code and the Creed, the Student Leadership Council, for students in Grades 7 and 8, continues to promote and model both of these integral parts of daily life on the MacArthur Campus, even as it takes on additional duties. The Student Leadership Council represents fellow students by deciding what issues need to be raised for discussion and by planning events and fundraisers that will improve the MacArthur Campus community. The faculty choose candidates based on thoughtfulness of their applications, and the students elect four Grade 8 students and two Grade 7 students from the ballot. Serving on the Student Leadership Council is the highest student office at St. Patrick's.