Save the date! The sixth annual Hoops for Haiti 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, benefiting our partner church and school in Haiti, St. Etienne, will be held on Friday, May 4. Hoops for Haiti will be Day School parents' best opportunity to make a financial contribution in support of St. Etienne by registering their children to participate in the event as players or Superfans and/or making an additional donation toward the Haiti Partnership Program.
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 winners of last week's 38th Annual Michael C. Leuthe Recitation Contest emerged from a strong field of 15 finalists in Grades 4 to 8. We congratulate each of the contestants, whose talent and diligence were on full display, and thank our distinguished judges for their work.
Last week, 81 MacArthur Campus students joined thousands of students around the country in a walkout to protest gun violence. They were led by five Grade 7 students—Margot Kennedy, Laila Kostorowski, Henry Moe, Anthony Rettew, and Natalie Wise—who were supported by faculty and staff. Students found it useful to consult with Grade 6 teacher Julia Smith and, before the Wednesday, March 14, National School Walkout, they reviewed their plan with MacArthur Campus Director Ann Adams. Together the students share the story below of how the event evolved among the Grade 6 to 8 students followed by brief reflections from several of the student leaders:
Last Thursday, March 15, the Writing & Learning Center hosted its fourth parent coffee of the year. Leah Corradi, Director of the Writing & Learning Center and Grade 7 learning specialist; Alyx Voytilla, Grade 6 learning specialist; Kristen Wilkins, Grade 8 learning specialist; and Kathy Essig and Debbie Rosen, co-founders of The StudyPro, led the coffee, entitled Executive Functioning Revisited, in the Day School Conference Room on the Whitehaven Campus.
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.
interscholastic team sports: soccer, cross-country, basketball, track and 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, 2 fish tanks housing 17 total fish, 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.
2017-2018 Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the Day School's philanthropic priority. We encourage all families to make a meaningful gift as we strive for 100% participation.