This week, members of our St. Patrick's community, including students and faculty and staff, have traveled to diverse locations to participate in exciting and enriching journeys with their peers. Today alone, we have students and faculty at work together in rural Virginia, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and in Haiti. These varied locations offer our students fresh learning opportunities and chances to expand their horizons here at St. Patrick's.
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.
On Thursday, October 4, faculty, parents, and students in Kindergarten to Grade 4 gathered for a special chapel to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi and to welcome and bless Rhiannon and Millie, two Irish Wolfhounds brought to us by their owners John and Mary O'Malley. Known for their loyalty, strength, keen intelligence, and independent thinking, Irish Wolfhounds represent the spirit of the St. Patrick's community.
On Tuesday, October 2, parents attended the MacArthur Campus Writing & Learning Center Coffee: Starting School Right, the first of six coffee meetings with parents. At that coffee, parents learned from the MacArthur Campus learning specialists about the work of the Writing & Learning Center and also about the MacArthur Campus study skills and writing curriculum.
What a wonderful community event Family Fun Day was!
St. Patrick's Community: Thank you for supporting Family Fun Day in so many ways! Our first community-wide event of the year was a great success, evident in the smiles of both children and adults. We are delighted you shared in the FUN.
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.