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Who We Are

St. Patrick’s is a coeducational, Nursery to Grade 8 Episcopal parish day school in Washington D.C. that enrolls approximately 490 students in three divisions:

Defining Values and Beliefs

St. Patrick’s students come from throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. About 36% of the student body self-identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian-American, or multiracial.

A little history. . .

St. Patrick’s was founded in 1956 as a parish day school offering, at first, classes for only six Nursery School students. The addition of the elementary grades began in 1967, and the first Grade 6 class graduated in 1974. In September 2002, St. Patrick’s completed the addition of Grades 7 and 8, and the first Grade 8 class graduated in 2003.
 

Today, St. Patrick’s is a thriving school on two light-filled campuses, the Whitehaven Campus and the MacArthur Campus. A third, the Foxhall Campus, houses the Day School’s stadium and regulation-size athletic field. Other campus facilities include multiple libraries, science labs, art studios, music rooms, a gymnasium and performance center, and expansive outdoor playgrounds.

In September 2017, St. Patrick’s opened a 19,000-square-foot Middle School for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. The facility is a mix of instructional spaces targeted at the particular needs of young adolescent learners.

The Day School has benefited from the committed and stable leadership of only three Heads of School in the last 50 years, who have cultivated and maintained the strong tradition of academic excellence within the Episcopal tradition, influenced and contextualized by an ever-changing world.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School strives to create a diverse and inclusive learning community of students, faculty and staff, and parents who recognize the infinite value of every individual as a child of God. We are committed to developing character, advancing human understanding, and promoting academic excellence to shape engaged citizens who live with integrity, empathy, and purpose.

Where We Are

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School is located in the Palisades section of Northwest Washington, D.C. between Foxhall Road and MacArthur Boulevard, NW. The Whitehaven Campus (Nursery-Grade 5) is situated directly across the street from the George Washington University-Mt. Vernon Campus, and the MacArthur Campus (Grades 6-8) is adjacent to the Potomac Reservoir.

Located near Georgetown and less than a mile from Georgetown Hospital, only one and a half miles from Chain Bridge, and two miles from the Maryland line, St. Patrick’s offers students regular opportunities to experience the historic landmarks and rich culture of the nation's capital, Maryland, and Virginia. 


 


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