Looking to avoid the worst of current trends in public schools? Then keep looking, or get a computer based curriculum and homeschool. I made the mistake of bringing my children here and have regretted it since. Academically it is mediocre, but the social structure is a well defined pecking order among the children that is supported and promoted by an incestuous network of administration and parents who donate plenty to gain special favor. The principal is inexperienced and is absolutely certain that she never makes an error, even when known to make documents with wrong dates, backdates signatures and makes accusations against students on Saturdays when school is not open. Administration is vindictive, cruel, calculating and has no understanding of adolescent male kinetics or developmental characteristics. It is an especially abusive situation for those who transfer in from other schools. And don't think the administration will stop at torturing your student--especially if male--they will be after you too. It is your job to bow and scrape to every decision no matter how bizarre or falsified. Oh, and if you think the clergy will help, think again. They are right in the mix to tell you how inferior you are as a parent and how superior their judgements are with no explanation for their position. Find another way.
Our family had left the public school district as there was a lot of bullying and many other poor behaviors that we could no longer tolerate for our children (despite our many efforts to work with the school's staff and principal). My children needed to feel safe at school and wanted to feel supported. Unfortunately, the public school did not provide that and since it wasn't the best fit for our family, we knew we needed to search for an alternative. After looking at various different school options, we came across Saint Pat's and are so thankful we found a school that provided our children with the safety and support they needed.
Saint Pat's is an amazing school! The classes are small, the teachers are dedicated, and the parents are involved. The school's principal works closely with the teachers to ensure that the curriculum is strong and academically challenging for the students; and also places emphasis and focus on character building and modeling exemplary behavior. It is quite evident from watching and listening to the children interact with their peers, teachers, ancillary staff, and parents that they are getting a well balanced education not just in academics but also in life. These children are polite, they have manners, they are are kind and respectful, and know to take ownership and do the right thing when they have done something wrong. Saint Pat's is really invested in these children and is doing all the right things to ensure that they are successful in life.
My two children currently go to Saint Pat's and absolutely love the school. They are being challenged daily and have learned so much since starting at the school. They don't particularly care for the uniforms, but love the school so much that they can look past that and would consider the uniforms a minor inconvenience. They are happy at Saint Pat's which really is the most important thing for our family. They love going to school, seeing their friends, learning, and growing as individuals.
Saint Pat's is a place where my children feel safe, have friends, and call a home away from home. We are truly blessed to be part of a school that is like a family that supports our children to be the best they can be! Saint Pat's is a wonderful school and we are incredibly grateful for all it has done for our children!
Good Teacher Student Ratio, practical education and best of elementary to middle school education.
Best school to give a good background to the children, both in education, behavior.
School has many plans to enhance the education system focusing more in Science and Technology. Children in the school are mentored well. I wish all public schools are brought up in this manner
Our child transferred from the over-crowded, chaotic Little Harbour School to the warm, structured environment of St. Pat's. Our child is not only very happy at St. Pat's, but is getting an excellent education.
Principal Graham is a brilliant woman who has lofty goals for the school and is already well on her way to implementing them. Her vision includes plans to achieve top-tier academic excellence, develop individualized learning plans, one-to-one technology, and an after-school enrichment program. Just this week St. Pat's received a major financial pledge from an anonymous benefactor to support these efforts.
At St. Pat's you will find a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.
If you are looking for a safe environment for your children that instills the same values that you teach at home, look no further. We have two children that have been going to St. Pats's for several years and they have grown into bright, respectful and independent people. A lot of that is attributable to the consistency of what we expect at home and reinforced at school. Above and beyond that, the kids are receiving a terrific education with wonderful teachers with the sound leadership of Principal Susan Graham behind them. With very manageable classroom sizes the "one to one" learning of teacher to student is without a doubt a distinct advantage at St. Pat's.
We are so pleased to have our child at St. Pat's! It is a wonderful, supportive, caring community of teachers and parents, led by our new principal, Susan Graham. The school is small enough to allow each student to get the individual attention. Every child is tested and has his or her own individual curriculum with th extra support or challenges that he or she needs. I have several children and they have gone to different school throughout the years. I can truly say that St. Pats is a special place!
We love St. Pats! New Principal Graham is amazing. She is the most knowledgeable school administrator we have ever met. She has the vision, knowledge and passion to make St. Pats one of the finest K-8 Catholic schools in the country! I love that when I drop my kids off in the morning the values that we're trying to instill at home are being reinforced rather than torn down at school. St. Pats is a small, kind, compassionate community with strong academics. As stated by the outside director in the playbill for our recent Godspell Jr. performance, "St. Patrick School is one of the warmest, kindest, most giving, honest and welcoming places I have had the privilege to work at, and I would love to come back to direct another show."