We remain delighted with the progress on the construction of the Sports Deck adjacent to the Gymnasium & Performance Center, now more than three months in, as it continues on schedule. Of particular note, with respect to recent developments, is the installation of masonry for the facade, which matches the Gymnasium & Performance Center. In addition, the posts of the perimeter fencing have been installed, and the color palette for the deck coating is nearing final approval. There are also smaller, final concrete pours scheduled. The four- to five-month timetable for completion of the 5,450-square-foot Sports Deck, the final facilities project funded by the Campaign for St. Patrick's at Sixty, shows that this wonderful new setting for outdoor play will be ready for student use for the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. It will provide a significant expansion of our outdoor facilities that will enhance opportunities for student play and skills development.
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.
We are going to miss you this summer! Please be sure to follow us on social media to stay connected. We invite you to submit photos of your summer adventures in St. Patrick's gear for a feature. Please send photo submissions to email@example.com and remember to follow along on Instagram @stpatswolfhounds and Facebook @StPatsDC. Have fun in the sun and see you all in September!
In honor of two longtime leaders of the St. Patrick's Nursery School program, Pat Spector and Nancy White, we welcomed their family and friends in early June to the dedication of the expansive redeveloped play space as the Patricia R. Spector and Nancy C. White Primary Grades Playground. St. Patrick's students spend a significant portion of their program day outdoors. The goal is to help them develop a love of and respect for the outdoors, physical movement, and fitness. This space is designed to provide for the educational, creative, social-emotional, and physical development of our children. Nancy and Pat were thrilled by this great honor and the beautiful play space for Nursery School and Lower School children. We also welcome our neighbors and friends to use this wonderful playground when school is not in session.
Commencement activities for the Class of 2019 were held on Wednesday, June 12, in the Nave. These 33 students proudly become our 17th Grade 8 graduating class, concluding their St. Patrick's careers and moving on to high school. Members of the community joined our graduating students, their families and friends, Day School faculty and staff, and the Board of Trustees for this wonderful moment in the lives of these young people and the life of St. Patrick's. This year's speaker was the Rev. P. Roger Bowen, a former Day School Trustee who served Episcopal schools as a Chaplain, a Head of School, and an advocate for partnerships with schools in Haiti. These 19 boys and 14 girls have excelled in a variety of academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits here at St. Patrick's, and we send them on to their secondary schools with our gratitude and respect. Big congratulations to our newest alumni!
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.