Please join us for our fifth parent coffee, Your Middle Schooler's Brain, led by MacArthur Campus learning specialist Kristen Wilkins. This coffee aims to provide parents with information regarding brain development in the middle school years. The discussion will focus mainly on executive function and social cognition—two extremely important topics in the adolescent years. Parents will walk away with both new learnings and practical strategies for how to best support their children's growth at home and in the classroom.
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.
Shakespeare in the Park returns this year under the direction of Judith Walsh White, an award-winning playwright, director, and actor, teacher who specializes in work with young artists, on Friday, February 22. Prepare for sweet song, sword fights, mistaken identities, ghost stories, and good old family drama!
What better way to spend the day than with your favorite loved ones! Parents Visiting Day for Nursery School is coming up on Friday, February 15, and for Kindergarten to Grade 5 on Friday, February 22. Parents Visiting Day is a wonderful opportunity for you to share in your child's dynamic Day School experience and to create special memories together! Parents Visiting Day includes classroom visits and chapel services, along with special selections by some of our music groups.
The second of our two parenting peer-group meetings will focus on Positive Discipline on Thursday, February 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Leading the workshop will be school counselor Julianne Reilly, who is a certified trainer in Positive Discipline, and Head of Nursery School Paul Lorenzo-Giguere, who trained in Positive Discipline for his work as a preschool classroom teacher. The Nursery School and Lower School teachers are participating in parallel Positive Discipline workshops designed for their classrooms.
The parenting workshop will focus on the home and parent dynamic of this research-based approach to raising responsible, respectful, and resourceful children. It will also give parents a unique insight into an early childhood educator's approach to supporting each child's social and emotional learning in the classroom.
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. view video
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.