With the transition over to Common Core, the homework can be challenging but it's comprehensive and NO SURPRISES! Students are learning the material in class and get appropriate homework to review what they've learned.
There are countless times where students are encouraged to show empathy and compassion - we have dress down days for several causes throughout the year. 8th grade does a "change for change" program to collect money for an important cause for the class, and throughout the year, there's always a family in need and support to help through tough times that parents and students rally behind.
I decided to enroll our children in St. Patrick's School after beginning their education in the public school system. To say that I am more than pleased with my decision would be an understatement. The teachers are top notch and truly enjoy their jobs. Most spend their own time before or after school helping students who need additional review. They teach the core curriculum but also realize that sometimes it's just as important to teach the "old" way too. I love that everyone seems to know everyone by name , it's like being in one big family. There are other things we love about St. Pat's too! The Catholic values instilled upon the children are just as important to us as is the respect that is taught and apparent when you visit the school. One walk around the school and you will be greeted by children with a smile and usually a student who will hold the door open for you. Little things like that are what sets St. Pat's apart and what makes our school so special!
We love St. Patrick's School. The teachers and staff truly care about the spiritual and academic development of their students. The kids are taught to work hard at their studies and to be good people. If you want to see for yourself what an amazing and special place it is -- all you have to do is come visit and see for yourself why our children are so happy and become the top students in high school.
My child's school is St Patricks of Yorktown which is a huge disappointment. And amazingly this site erases bad reviews and keeps good reviews I have made copies of previous reviews. Everything that this school stands for is ridiculous but no point in warning anyone because this site will erase negative reviews. Good luck with your child if they attend this school. God Bless
As an 8th grader who is graduating this year, I can proudly say that St. Patrick's has molded me into a person who is confident to go out into the world and achieve big things. The academics at St. Pat's are superb and I feel a large advantage over students from public schools and other catholic schools. The teachers are the best and most compassionate you will find anywhere, while still instituting strict Catholic morals. No matter what kind of day it is, they always have the drive to help a student. While the school is known especially for Language Arts and writing skills that far exceeds other schools, St Pats has great math, science, and Social Studies programs. There are daily religion classes with priests on faculty. There is also AP math and a Spanish program. The school is on a beautiful campus with 4 buildings, a church, outdoor stations of the cross, playgrounds, and athletic fields. We have a library, computer lab, science lab, art room and renovated gym. I would recommend those looking at schools for their kids to give them the same privilege I had of a St. Patrick's School, where we are all one big family.