Welcome from the Head of Middle School
Dear Middle School Families,
St. Patrick's Middle School in Washington D.C. comprises three essential years during which students move from being elementary-age children to young adults on the cusp of high school who have developed the ability to explore and express increasingly complex ideas. These years represent a time of tremendous transition for these young people—intellectually, socially, emotionally, morally, and physically. Guiding this work are extraordinary teachers who reflect our core belief in the infinite value of every child, who understand that these young people, whenever they arrive here, bring their own understanding of themselves and the world we inhabit, and who are determined to help all students achieve their best.
For years, we have heard from the high schools to which our students matriculate that St. Patrick's students make those schools better places. That is the best feedback we could receive regarding the success of our work with these young people—that they leave St. Patrick's prepared for challenge and confident in themselves in ways that make other communities better. I hope you will come visit and see this reality for yourself.
Dan SpectorAssociate Head of School/Head of Middle School