About St. Patrick's

St. Patrick’s is a coeducational, Nursery to Grade 8 Episcopal parish day school in Washington D.C. that enrolls 481 students in three divisions:

Nursery School (Nursery and PK): Nursery, 2 sections; PK, 3 sections
Lower School (Kindergarten to Grade 3): 3 sections per grade
Upper School (Grades 4-8): Grades 4 & 5: 3 sections per grade
Grades 6, 7, & 8: Students grouped in advisories

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

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. 

School Hours

Nursery School: 8:30 am–noon, with an optional afternoon program until 2:45 pm, Monday through Thursday
Arrival: 8:05 am
Extended Day: until 6:00 pm

Lower School: 8:15 am–2:50 pm
Arrival: 7:30 am
Extended Day: until 6:00 pm

Upper School:
Grades 4-6— 8:05 am—2:50 pm
Grades 7-8—8:05 am—4:15 pm, daily except Thursday.
Thursday 8:05 am—3:15 pm
Arrival: 7:30 am
Extended Day: until 6:00 pm

More about St. Patrick's PLUS our aftercare program.

St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School strives to create a diverse learning community of students, teachers, and parents who recognize the infinite value of every participant as a child of God. We are committed to developing character, advancing human understanding, and promoting academic excellence in our students in order to prepare them to live with integrity, compassion, and purpose.St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School Mission Statement


Nursery students

St. Patrick’s has 76 full- and part-time teachers. Approximately 83% of head teaching faculty have advanced degrees. The average tenure is eight years.

Faculty Directory


Academic facilities include two campuses (Whitehaven and MacArthur) featuring multiple science labs, libraries, art studios, and music rooms; a gymnasium and performance center; a mini-gym for early childhood classes; three playgrounds; and a playing field. There is also a regulation-size athletic field and stadium complex on the Foxhall Campus.


Secondary School Placement

The Head of School, Assistant Head of School/Head of Upper School, and Director of Secondary School Placement play important guidance and advocacy roles for Grade 8 students throughout the placement 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. Find out more about where our graduates go to school after St. Patrick's.

Financial Aid

St. Patrick's Creed Honesty, Responsiblity, Kindness, Respect

St. Patrick's has a generous, need-based, Financial Aid Program that provides assistance to one in five students. Our Financial Aid Program has, for many years, assisted families with moderate to significant need.


St. Patrick’s has a catered hot lunch program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Typically students have a hot (meat and vegetarian) entrée option, cold cuts, salad bar, dessert, and fresh fruit daily. The School Nurse works closely with our caterer to accommodate children with food allergies.