More than two dozen Grade 5 students joined Grade 5 teacher Laura Philips, early-childhood science teacher and Director of Sustainability Sam Mason, and science teacher Will Cook along with seven other St. Patrick's faculty and staff in an experiential learning adventure in Glover-Archbold Park. Students hiked a two-mile trail and engaged in nature exploration along the way. The focus of this adventure was to enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors, as well as to examine features of biodiversity. Our greatest hope for this Hike & Explore experience, and other upcoming hiking pop-ups, is that students become environmental stewards, keeping natural settings healthy and vibrant.
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 girls Grade 6 soccer team captured the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) championship with a 3-1 victory over Congressional. The championship is the girls Grade 6 soccer team's fifth title in seven years. The Wolfhounds dominated play, storming out to a 3-0 lead and never looking back. Congratulations to the Wolfhounds and Coach Arce on a wonderful season!
We are pleased to invite you to a presentation to celebrate the conclusion of this inquiry study—Grade 3 parents and friends, please join us on Thursday, November 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 am to learn about students' interdisciplinary study of the United States. Beginning in the Gymnasium & Performance Center and continuing in the Grade 3 classrooms and the Design Lab, students will share their learning process as well as all that they uncovered about the states. This celebration will mark the culmination of the Grade 3 interdisciplinary unit of study focused on the United States, which incorporates work in music, social studies and library research, and art. We look forward to sharing our learning with you!
Our annual Community Folk Dance will be Friday, November 15, with all students in Grades 1 to 8 participating. Parents are invited to join students and faculty and staff for this toe-tapping event. Music teachers Betsy Sebring and Laura Petersen will lead instrumentalists, dancers, and singers in a variety of dances representing many cultures around the world as different grades cycle through the Gymnasium & Performance Center during the day.
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.