We are all believers after the recent MacArthur Campus Performing & Studio Arts Night! Doors opened to the presentation of Grade 8 Studio Art, the atrium and stairwell of the Gymnasium & Performance Center proudly displayed Grades 6 to 8 art, Grade 7's music projects were on show, the Grade 6 Choir took the stage to welcome the crowd with song, and the curtain opened on the Grade 8 performance of Shrek, Jr. Click "Read More" for a detailed recap on Friday's exciting night!
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.
Most of us can name one or two books that have had an impact on our lives—characters that have resonated, themes that have persisted, settings that make us feel right at home—but writing about something close to the heart can be a challenge. This year, once again, Grade 5 students wrote about the importance of a particular book in the form of a letter to the author of the book, and many entered the Letters about Literature contest sponsored each year by the Library of Congress. Students waited patiently this school year to hear if any St. Patrick's competitors would be recognized, and the waiting paid off! Four Grade 5 students were named as finalists and were honored recently at the Library of Congress.
The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Sportsmanship Award is the most coveted and highest honor awarded to one of the seven member-schools of our athletic conference. The CAC athletic directors voted in a confidential ballot at the May league meeting for the one school that demonstrates the best examples of sportsmanship within the league. For the fifth time in six years, St. Patrick's is the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award. Congratulations to the Wolfhound athletes and coaches on a great year! In addition, click "Read More" for a list of banners won by our Wolfhounds this year and criteria for the Sportsmanship Award.
The Nursery School was lucky enough to celebrate Earth Day recently on a beautiful sunny day—in May, not April—and to embrace the powerful importance and responsibility of environmental sustainability. Students went through stations of making bird feeders, bagging compost, and creating habitats from natural materials. Our Nursery School friends left with "Earth Day 2019" medals and were congratulated for all of their hard work this year! St. Patrick’s is dedicated to involving our community in the stewardship of the planet. Please visit www.stpatsdc.org/our-values/sustainability to read more about our Sustainability Program.
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, 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.