Just as the final phase of the redeveloped Nursery School Playground nears, we are excited to announce that construction of the Sports Deck, the final facilities project funded by the Campaign for St. Patrick's at Sixty, will begin during Spring Break. The four- to five-month timetable for completion of the Sports Deck shows that this exciting new setting for outdoor play will be ready for student use at the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The 5,450-square-foot play surface will be 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.
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.
St. Patrick's students join Common Sense Media for a moderated Teen Panel discussion on the good, the bad, and the realities of the social-media landscape in middle school and high school. Hear firsthand from teens, including three St. Patrick's middle school students, about their experiences with social media and their hard-earned advice for parents of younger students. Learn why students love social media, where they can run into trouble, and how parents can help them manage.
Panelists will be middle school and high school students. Three Wolfhounds will be among those to share their thoughts on texting, gaming, and social media. St. Patrick's families and students are welcome! Please click "Read More" for further details and an RSVP link.
Please join us for our sixth and final parent coffee of the year—“The Secret Power of Growth Mindsets”—led by Mary Cay Ricci in the Day School Conference Room on the Whitehaven Campus on Thursday, April 4, at 8:15 am. Mary Cay Ricci, national speaker, consultant, and author, will discuss what a growth mindset is and why it matters, how to apply a growth mindset to break through barriers, and strategies to use when you just want to give up! Please click "Read More" for further details.
Have you seen the new Play-Based Learning and Why St. Patrick's? videos featured below on our homepage? These videos have also been released on St. Patrick's social media channels, so remember to follow us on Instagram @stpatswolfhounds or Facebook @StPatsDC to get all the latest updates and highlights from our shared lives here. Thank you to our students and parents for speaking so eloquently about St. Patrick's. We hope you enjoy these videos. Please continue to share them with the wider community!
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.