History & Vision

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School was founded in 1956 as a parish day school, offering classes at first for Nursery School children in the Church facilities.

The addition of the elementary grades began in 1967, and the first Grade 6 class graduated in 1974. In September 2002, St. Patrick’s completed the addition of Grades 7 and 8 and the first Grade 8 graduated in 2003. Currently, St. Patrick’s maintains two campuses: The Whitehaven Campus at 4700 Whitehaven Parkway, NW, for its Nursery through Grade 6 students and The MacArthur Campus at 4925 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, for its Grades 7 and 8 students. A third, the Foxhall Campus, houses our regulation-size athletic field and is currently zoned for further expansion of the Day School. 



What is Setting Compass?

From Setting Compass:

"(S)chools seek fundamental changes in the young people who inhabit them, that they might become more knowledgeable, more thoughtful, more accomplished, more confident, and ultimately able to use these gifts for wise and exemplary purposes—aspirations that we as adults should hold for ourselves and each other, as well."