Having set the scene for this year's Auction to Benefit the Financial Aid Program, we hope you will join us for a night of movie magic on Saturday, March 7. Visit our Auction website to check out this year's Live Auction packages, bid on Silent Auction items, and purchase your tickets. The Silent Auction goes live on Sunday, March 1, at 9:00 am and closes on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 pm. For more than four decades, the Auction to Benefit Financial Aid has supported a socioeconomically diverse student body by providing as much as one-fifth of the annual financial aid budget. Currently one in four students receives financial aid at St. Patrick's, but every student receives the benefits. Supporting the St. Patrick's Auction helps every student shine!
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 Environmental Action Team and the Equity Committee recently partnered to bring D.C. Greens to St. Patrick’s, with Executive Director Lauren Biel sharing with parents her ideas and initiatives to promote sustainable food options in our school and community. Following the morning discussion, Lauren and Co-Founder and Education Director Sarah Holway joined art teacher and Design Thinking Specialist & Design Lab Coordinator Elizabeth Markowitz in the Design Lab with Grade 5 students, where the students created models of their own version of a garden. The students learned about food inequities in D.C. and how those inequities affect the health, well-being, and life expectancy of residents. The students planned and designed a garden for St. Patrick’s and brainstormed how and why such a garden could help our school, as well as other communities.
Wolfhounds basketball teams are looking ahead to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) tournament. The boys junior varsity basketball team finished the regular season with a 6-4 league record, capturing third place in the CAC. The girls junior varsity basketball team finished the regular season atop the CAC with a 9-1 league record and are the number-one seed, therefore having a first-round bye. The boys varsity basketball team finished the regular season with a 7-3 league record and tied for second place with Congressional. The girls varsity basketball team finished the regular season with a 5-5 league record and third place in the CAC. Congratulations to our Wolfhounds on their work thus far. We are excited to watch them in the upcoming tournament games. Go, Wolfhounds!
Parents recently attended the MacArthur Campus Writing & Learning Center Coffee: Middle School Matters, where author and school counselor Phyllis Fagell shared highlights from her recent book: Middle School Matters—The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond, and How Parents Can Help. Click “Continue Reading” to learn more about the coffee and the importance of focusing on development during the middle-school years.
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.
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, 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.