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K-8
Private
Larkspur, CA
Students enrolled: 260
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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120 King Street
Larkspur, CA 94939

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(415) 924-0501
(415) 924-3544
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November 04, 2014
We are so incredibly happy at Saint Patricks!! We moved to Marin from SF for the amazing public schools but became quickly overwhelmed by the size of the public school system (knowing our son thrived in a smaller environment). We went on the tour at St Patrick and knew we had found our home. The community and school are so much more than we could have ever have hoped for! It is the perfect size. One class per grade but still big enough that your child will find their common friends. What an amazing "family" we have found and an amazing education for our children. Not only are the academics outstanding, but add in spiritually and the focus on being an outstanding citizen, and it's incredible! We are so grateful for such an amazing school, staff and administration. The communication to the parents is outstanding...we are updated daily on what is going on in the classroom and the school in general. The community is welcoming and generous. Our son is thriving and has thanked us repeatedly for "getting him into Saint Patricks". This school is a true gem!!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
This school lacks a proper administration staff. Wonderful demographic, great families, great neighborhood, but awful staff. Schools should be nurturing, supportive, and positive. Unfortunately, you will not find that here.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
St Pats is the best choice I made for my son and I am so grateful to the Mrs. Kincaid and Mrs. Hendricks for making this the best possible learning place and the best character building school in our area. Belvedere Mom

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
St. Patrick School offers a faith-based, academic curriculum in a warm and caring atmosphere for students in grades K to 8. While academic excellence and achievement is emphasized, our teachers provide a balanced curriculum that supports spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and artistic development. Our faculty encourages active learning and differentiated instruction to foster collaborative learning. Our family-centered environment promotes and encourages parent involvement. There are approximately 260 students in grades K-8, with an average class size of 29 students. Our students come from: Corte Madera, Larkspur, Tiburon, San Anselmo, Greenbrae, San Rafael, Novato, Kentfield, Mill Valley, and Sausalito. After graduation, our students attend: Marin Catholic, St. Ignatius, Redwood, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Branson, Marin Academy, and San Domenico. Scores on standardized tests show that the longer a student remains at St Patrick School, the more they benefit from our superior education

- submitted by a teacher
January 31, 2013
My son went to St. Parts K-3 and we had to move because of a job. I can't tell you how much we miss it! Every school we look at now, we compare to St. Pats (public and Catholic) and they pale by comparison. He is now in one of the highest rated public schools and we find it wanting compared to St. Pats. Don't kid yourself - what the public schools fail to quantify is how critical a values-based education is. Manners, consideration of others, respect, fairness and love are an integral part of St. Pats education. It is reinforced by the parents who are very much involved in the school. It is a family at St. Pats and it matters in how your child turns out.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
St Pat has been great for my son.He is thriving in this school and enjoys going to school every day.The kids are very respectable to adults and very kind to each other. Being a parent that is very focused on academics and good values, I have been extremely happy with the school i.e.teachers and the staff. What you get from this school also is gaining a community that is very caring and supportive. I have looked at the curriculum of the public schools and feel that the kids at St Pat are fully prepared academically. Also please remember that we not only need this generation of kids to be smart but also kind, caring human beings. We need more of that...

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
I have been teaching at St. Patrick school for the last year and have been impressed by the dedication my peers exhibit daily in fostering high academic standards for their respective students. This is coupled with a deep sense of caring and love that I have not seen exhibited on such an individual basis at other educational institutions in which I have taught. Initially my wife and I were planning on sending our daughter to one of the public schools in the area, but have come to the conclusion that her education is best served at St. Patrick School.

- submitted by a teacher
August 25, 2011
I am a high school teacher and teach students who graduate from St. Patrick's. The students are so prepared for high school and their writing skills are excellent. I wish more schools were as thorough and challenging. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2011
I thank God every day for the great educators and patient administration at St Pat's. My daughters both have been going here since the beginning of their education, and I have been impressed with the environment, expectations, and leadership that has followed each of them throughout the years. The teachers take a genuine interest in each child individually, and on the occasions that I have sought the advise of the Principal and/or Vice Principal, I have always left feeling appreciated, heard, and like I am a part of a solid team that will help me ensure the welfare of my children now and into the future. THANK YOU, ST PATS!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
My 4 children have attended St Patricks since kindergarten through middle school and two have now graduated. They are attending SI and are excelling in that environment. We see the skills they learned in the lower grades have allowed them to branch out and be very successful. As parents we will be very sorry when our last children graduate.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
I love this school. I feel so fortunate that we have found St. Pat's! My two children (one in primary, one in middle grades) were floundering in a local public school. At St. Pat's they are flourishing. They are being challenged and are excited to go to school each morning. The teachers really know my kids and have always been willing to "go the extra mile." The administration is approachable and the principal has an "open door" policy. This works for me! This school is one of the things/places that makes Marin so exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
I love this school. All my children attended here and went on to be successful at St. Ignatius. They were exceedingly well prepared for High School having learned how to think while at St. Pats. The teachers were always very concerned and involved enough to keep my wife and me informed of any potential issues before they became problems.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
This is a fantastic school. My two middle school children are thriving both academically and socially. All the children in the school are treated with respect and encouraged to make wise choices and take responsibility for their actions. There is strong and clear leadership from the principal. She is innovative,inspiring and completely dedicated to the school. She gently encourages both the staff and the children to to their best work.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
The lower grades are fantastic - organized, clean, effective elementary school. The real issue with this school begins to unfold at middle school. The teachers, and most definately the principal and assistant principal, are unable to comprehend the needs of the middleschoolers. My child, a great student until middle school became discouraged at school.. The teachers treat the students like inmates and they foster a very oppressive environment. I actually felt sorry dropping my children. Sad.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
Some of the teachers and staff are amazing at St. Patrick School. The problem with this school is the leadership - there is none. The principal and vice principal are the biggest bullies in this school, and sadly, the priest who has been recently reassigned, was no better. The 8th grade teacher is the saving grace there, but even she seems treated rather poorly. We have a deep faith and are committed to the faith based education, but this school has tested us as parents and Catholics.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2011
Outstanding academics and cozy, family oriented school. We have sent our son to St. Pats for the past three years after checking out all of the public and private schools in the area. Our son is thriving, participating in the Speech Contest and Talent Shows. He is encouraged at every step of the way. I read about the one unhappy parent who keeps writing but I hear she was a crazy trouble maker who pulled her kids out of multiple schools. Glad she's not a St. Pats.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
Moving my child from public school to St. Pat's has been a godsend. My daughter (and I) love everything about this school - well-balanced academics, classmates and parents who are down-to-earth, kind, respectful, "normal", and inclusionary, good teachers, and a warm & non-competitive environment. I only wish we made this positive move years ago!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2011
Strong academics, catholic based, small community. My child has thrived at St. Patricks and will be well prepared for High School.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2011
We have been at St. Pats for 5 years..The school has strong core academics, a supportive community of parents and teachers, and fantastic specialty teachers, including art, music, computer and PE. Overall, a great well rounded education

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
A wonderful school with a great community of teachers and families. Very strong academic standards all the way through 8th grade. Nourishing environment. Wish they had a stronger foreign language program starting at an earlier age.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
a wonderful school for those who wanted to be academically challenged, spiritually supported and active in the parish and community events.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
We have been at St Pats for 7 years and have had a great experience. My kids love it and both have consistently scored in the high 90 percentile on standardized tests (98 and 99). The school does an excellent job of preparing kids to be personally responsible for their school work so the transition to high school is a breeze. There is a strong community of families to support the school and keep an eye on kids' behavior.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Horrific. Administration astonishingly bad. As far as the 'academic excellency', my children, once removed, were required to attend state-funded programs to catch them up to actual educational standards. THAT was an eye-opener. The 10 children who left that year had the same experience, btw. The policy of inclusion reads well on paper, but lots is 'lost in translation'. Overall, real Catholic values are far more abundant in public school. Save your money and your sanity.

- submitted by a community member
May 01, 2009
We've been at St Pat's for 6 years and it's been a great environment for our daughter to be in. The teachers are caring and involved. The Education is great. They also teach kids to be tolerant and aware of others in less fortunate circumstances and show them how to help. We're glad we picked St Pat's. Public school wasn't an option in our area as the schools weren't great so glad we had this opportunity at a much less cost compared to other private schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
Ask: 'If you couldn't send your child 'here,' where would you send him?' All other inquiries invite self promotion. When you read, 'Empathy & Inclusion' in their brochure don't expect that it would apply to your child. Our child became progressively oppressed in this environment, and removing him was the best thing we've ever done for him. We're sending him to public education now... What a relief! Here in Marin, the posibilties for a decent educaion are virtually endless. If you're already paying property taxes, take advantage of your public school. Donate a fraction of your would-be-tuition to your local PTA & School Foundation. (At least that would be tax deductable.) Spend the balance on afterschool programs and one extra curicular program: Sylvan, Kumon or Score. You'll still have a wad left over for summer camps and maybe a smidgeon for a 529. My child never wants to return to private education.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
We couldn't be happier with the quality of education that our two children are receiving at the school. The dedicated teachers, strong currriculm and the involved community make this school one of the best!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2008
Tight community of families and staff that are really involved and commited to helping the kids to be the best they can be. Small classrooms, incredible teachers, loving staff. Awesome academics and high school preparation. Happy kids!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2006
Excellent quality education academically and spiritually. Small classrooms which stay together for nine years create close friendships, accountability. No-nonsense high standards for behavior, work ethics. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
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St. Patrick School
120 King Street, Larkspur, CA  94939
(415) 924-0501
Last modified St. Patrick School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. Patrick School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top