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High School Placement

Grade 8 Graduation

We are determined to prepare our students to be successful, academically and personally, here in the present and well into the future. As part of that process, we provide a significant level of support for students and families as they consider secondary school options. St. Patrick's graduates become sought-after candidates at Washington-area day schools and boarding schools elsewhere.

At St. Patrick's, students are known, respected, and loved. The Head of School and the Secondary School Placement Team use their insight into and respect for each student to find the best fit for the next step in his or her educational journey.

High School Placement Support

The Head of School, Associate Head of School/Head of Middle School, and Director of Secondary School Placement comprise our Placement Team, which plays vital guidance and advocacy roles for Grade 8 students during this important process. They conduct meetings for parents of those students to outline available secondary school options, pointing out some of the differences among schools; suggest questions to consider in relation to a specific child and his/her family; recommend a timetable for the process of investigation and application; and assiduously follow up with other schools on all applications.

Outplacement
Support

The Head of School, Assistant Head of School/Head of Upper School, Director of Outplacement, and MacArthur Campus Director comprise our Placement Team which plays vital guidance and advocacy roles for Grade 6 and Grade 8 students during this important process. They conduct meetings for parents of those students to outline available secondary school options, pointing out some of the differences among them; suggest questions to consider in relation to a specific child and his/her family; recommend a timetable for the process of investigation and application; and assiduously follow up with other schools on all applications.

 

High School Placements Class of 2020

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Bilal

WASHINGTON-LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Avery

WEST POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL 

Louise

EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL 

Bella

ST. GEORGE’S

Vanessa

QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE in WELLINGTON (New Zealand)

Sydney

VAIL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

George

CAROLINA COUNTRY DAY

Topper

ST. ANSELMS

Heaven

POTOMAC

Nina

MARET

Josh

MARET

Reid

ST. ANDREW’S 

Isa

ST. ANDREW’S

Alison

ST. ANDREW’S

Violet

ST. ANDREW’S 

Hannah

ST. ANDREW’S

John

ST. ALBANS

Wesley

ST. ALBANS

Jack

ST. ALBANS 

Sienna

SIDWELL FRIENDS

Erin

NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

Helen

MADEIRA

Cece

MADEIRA 

Evan

FIELD

Kate

HOLTON 

Sofia

GEORGETOWN DAY

Giles

BULLIS

Isabella

HOLY CHILD

Sydney

STONE RIDGE

Elice

STONE RIDGE 

Ryan

GEORGETOWN VISITATION

College-Bound Class of 2016

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Phoebe

Wellesley College

Liam

Northwestern University

Stone

St. Albans '21, Columbia University '25

Helen

Georgetown University

Aisha

Wake Forest University

Dylan

Woodrow Wilson High School '21, Morehouse College '25

Conor

University of Miami

Theo

Boston College

Grayson

Cornell University

Will

Tulane University

Ayer

Wesleyan University

Maddie

Tulane University

Constantin

Trinity College Dublin

Katherine

Dartmouth College 

Dennis

Morehouse College 

Caroline

Tulane University

Caroline

Gap Year, Georgetown University '25

Agye

Texas Christian University

Nolan

Gap Year, Princeton University '25

Johnny

Texas Christian University

Nina

University of Maryland

Luca

Denison University

Welles

Gap Year, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University '25

Cian

Boston College 

Colin

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Gardner

Tulane University

Emma

Washington and Lee University

Olivia

University of Virginia

Kayla

George Washington University

Alexander

Colby College

Eden

Hampton University

AnnaLena

Ohio Wesleyan University

Will

Georgetown University

Sonia

Wellesley College 

Bora

University of Miami

Selim

Bucknell University 

Nina

Spelman College 

Joey

Gap Year, Harvard University '25

Margaret

Syracuse University

Jesse

University of Redlands 

Ludovico

University of Guelph-Humber 

Gregory

University of Maryland

Charles

Southern Methodist University

Ella

Boston College

Laila

Yale University

Emma

College of Charleston 

Ike

Columbia University '25

Riley

Smith College

 

Area Secondary School Attendance

During a recent five-year period, St. Patrick's graduates attended more than 20 different Washington-area independent day schools—destinations for about 80% of our graduates—and a similar number of boarding schools, most of them in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. Our graduates' success in the secondary school placement process reflects their individual strengths as candidates, the array of choices available for high school, and St. Patrick's exceptional advocacy for them and their families throughout the process.

Previously Attended Schools

The day schools in which our graduates have enrolled include:

  • Bullis
  • Edmund Burke
  • Field
  • Georgetown Day
  • Georgetown Prep
  • Georgetown Visitation
  • Gonzaga
  • Holton-Arms
  • Holy Child
  • Landon
  • Madeira
  • Maret
  • National Cathedral School
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Potomac
  • St. Albans
  • St. Andrew's
  • St. Anselm's Abbey
  • St. John's
  • St. Stephens & St. Agnes
  • Sidwell Friends
  • Stone Ridge

Boarding-School Bound

The boarding schools in which our graduates have enrolled include:

  • Andover (MA)
  • Berkshire School (MA)
  • Episcopal High School (VA)
  • Exeter (NH)
  • Foxcroft School (VA)
  • George School (PA)
  • Groton School (MA)
  • Holderness School (NH)
  • Indian Mountain School (CT)
  • Madeira School (VA)
  • Mercersburg Academy (PA)
  • Millbrook School (NY)
  • Milton Academy (MA)
  • Northfield Mt. Herman (MA)
  • St. Andrew's School (DE)
  • St. George's School (RI)
  • St. Paul's School (NH)
  • St. Timothy's School (MD)
  • Westminster School (CT)
  • Williston Northampton School (MA)