In grammar school kids do something wrong and are reminded of it for the rest of their time there. At St. Pat's, if they did something wrong they served detention and it was over. Much better than rehashing over and over what was wrong. Kids could be honest and were treated fairly.
It was great to send my son, who wasn't too interested in school, to this wonderful school. He did very well here, they treated him like a man, and he learned so much. He is a better person because of St. Pat's! My dad went here too and spoke about it fondly his whole life.
My son chose to go to this school because he felt it was welcoming and a good fit for him. In just his first year alone I have seen tremendous growth, maturity and responsibility. This school instills good values and work ethic in the students that want to be there and do a good job. The teachers and staff really care about the students and their well being. My son made a great decision in going to St. Pat's.
Good school overall but there has been a lot of teacher turnover lately through retirements. New teachers don't seem to stay long. Current principal is not as engaged as the previous one but the old principal is still there as the chairman and still the heart of the school. Also, would like to see more leadership development similar to Taft HS AVID program.
I am a Graduate of Saint Patrick High School, Class of 1980, and owe my education and life experience to those that took the time to teach us about our subjects, as well as our Catholic faith! It left such a great impression on me that it was with great pleasure that I learned my son wanted to attend Saint Patrick as well! He graduated in the Class of 2015, and is now a Sophomore at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.
I can think of no other school I'd rather have attended, as well as my son, than Saint Patrick!
St. Pat's goes above and beyond for their students. What other school do you know that the whole staff goes out in front of the school the first day to greet and shake hands with the incoming freshmen!! Each and every teacher and staff member has been amazing. The classes that they offer are top notch!! I highly recommend that you send your son to this school.