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We are grateful for your interest in St. Patrick’s, a vibrant learning community animated by young people from Nursery School to Grade 8 and shaped by our recognition of the infinite value of every individual.

My hope is that, as you learn more about St. Patrick’s, you will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to put students at the very center of the work of a school and to use each student’s infinite value as a starting point, as we seek to engage, challenge, and nourish—and to do so with determination and delight.

If your search is beginning here, or if you are intent on building on your knowledge of St. Patrick’s, I trust that this website will provide you with the guideposts that you need. Our Office of Enrollment Management offers a variety of other opportunities for you to learn more about this special place, even as coronavirus protocols constrain prospective parents’ visits at this time. While there is no better way to experience the combination of warmth and challenge that distinguishes the Day School, we stand ready to draw you into the life of St. Patrick’s and to share the important work we do with young people.

Peter A. BarrettHead of School


Head's Library

Setting Compass and Other Thoughts on Education

Setting Compass
Two Decades of Teaching: My Thoughts on Change & Direction for St. Patrick's
A Personal Statement on Education, Values, & Guiding Principles For Our Work
The Larger Framework: Our Goal, Measuring Success & Values that Shape Our School
Building Exceptional Literacy: Our Basis for Character, Understanding, and Academic Excellence
The Architecture of Literacy
Measurements of Success : Those Goals Around Which We Should Organize Our Work, Our Thought, Our Life as a School Community
Fundamental Values: What We Believe to Be True of Children, We Should Stand For as a School