We are excited to announce that construction of the Sports Deck, which began on March 25, is moving along on schedule, including an important concrete pour last week. The four- to five-month timetable for completion of the Sports Deck, the final facilities project funded by the Campaign for St. Patrick's at Sixty, shows that this new and innovative setting for outdoor play will be ready for student use for the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The 5,450-square-foot play surface is being built on a platform above the outdoor parking pad on the west end of the Gymnasium & Performance Center. It will provide a significant expansion of our outdoor facilities that will enhance opportunities for student play and skills development. The concrete pour represents a dramatic step forward for the project, as it completes the surface on which students will practice and play beginning next year.
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 Wolfhounds competed well during the spring season, with the boys and girls junior varsity and varsity lacrosse and track & field teams participating in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play. The boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams faced off against Langley in the CAC Championship games, where the boys varsity captured the CAC title and the girls varsity finished second. Final scores aside, the contests offered a fabulous afternoon of competition on the Foxhall Campus field, with four strong teams striving for their respective titles. The Wolfhounds junior varsity and varsity track & field teams participated in the CAC Track Meet last week, engaging in excellent competition with the six other CAC member-schools. A big congratulation to all the Wolfhounds on their outstanding efforts that afternoon on the track!
The Middle School Sustainability Council has been researching and discussing our overarching goal of finding ways of decreasing global hunger with sustainable food practices. Students have examined alternative ways of growing food, taking into consideration both the increasing population and challenging climate patterns. Relying on an Aeroponics Tower Garden on the MacArthur Campus, members are learning about how aeroponic gardening works, pH testing of the water, seed-planting choices, and the amount of time needed to harvest. Our students are hoping to incorporate a portion of their harvest in our salad bar choices.
Every spring, St. Patrick's looks forward with great anticipation to the Kindergarten Circus! This year, the Kindergarten Circus will be held in the Gymnasium & Performance Center on Friday, May 24. It is certain to be an exciting event full of spectacular acts to entertain parents, grandparents, siblings, neighbors, and friends of the Kindergarten students. So grab a program and a bag of popcorn on your way into the Gymnasium & Performance Center and prepare to enjoy another incredible show!
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.