It has been a strong winter season so far for our Wolfhounds, as both boys and girls junior varsity and varsity basketball teams have won hard-fought games and continued to improve on an individual and team basis. The leadership both on and off the court has been invaluable, and we look forward to seeing continued growth for the rest of the season. Click "Read More" to view where each teams stands thus far.
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.
The St. Patrick’s Writing & Learning Center hosted its fourth parent coffee of the year, Your Middle School Reader, on Wednesday, January 16. Librarian Jamila Felton, Grades 6 and 7 humanities teacher Julia Smith, and Upper School Learning Specialist/MacArthur Campus Writing & Learning Center Director Leah Corradi led the coffee. Click “Read More” to receive a full recap on the parent coffee.
Leah began by discussing the importance of background knowledge and motivation and the effect these two factors have on an individual's ability to comprehend text. From there, Jamila and Julia offered practical strategies and tools parents and teachers can use to build background knowledge, increase motivation, and ultimately continue to foster a love of reading through middle school and beyond.
Parents were very engaged, asking questions and sharing personal experiences. We offer a list of notable questions and answers in “Read More.”
St. Patrick’s Parents Association invites the entire community—parents, students, siblings, and faculty and staff—to attend Family Skating Night at the Washington Harbour Ice Rink in Georgetown on Friday, January 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This event is free of charge and alternates each year with Family Bingo Night. We look forward to seeing you there for a fun-filled evening!
Following the success of our discussions in October 2017 and October 2018, St. Patrick's is offering another opportunity to discuss how race affects us and our children. We often avoid talking about race. After all, these conversations can be difficult. But they don't have to be. Let's support each other as we build the skills we need to discuss this important topic.
On Thursday, January 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, our Community Conversation will again address race. Two faculty members and parents of young children, Jonathan Fichter and Samantha Fletcher, will help facilitate this conversation.
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.
18 interscholastic teams in sports that include soccer, cross country, basketball, track & 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 , 3 fish tanks housing 17 total fish, hundreds of composting worms, 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.