There are so many reasons to NOT send your child/children to this school. First, the tuition rate is outrageous and the education received isn't worth the cost. Second, if you have a child going into 3rd grade, go to another school, any school but this one. The teacher for this grade is plain incompetent. Third, the principal has retired (finally) and there isn't a replacement in sight. These are only SOME of the many reasons to find another school for your child's education.
Teaches responsibility with a focus on community & responsibility. Strict, but caring. Parents are involved & friendly, and teachers care about the kids. We are a military family, and our transition to the schools in our new location has been easy because they were well prepared at St. Patrick.
I've had three children attend Saint Patrick. It's a fantastic school that challenges your child to learn and prepares them very well for high school and beyond. It's competitively priced with financial aide available. It has a diverse student population. I would recommend this school to anyone.
Let me post this first and foremost to the person that said "it's for rich catholics" are you not aware that you can apply for a scholarship through the school so they cover the tuition? It IS also A PRIVATE SCHOOL which last time I remembered, was actually going to be pricey. Next, my husband and I are probably the youngest couple sending our toddler to the pre K and if we can budget and afford it, at our age in early 20s, then most can but if not do not complain about it. I wanted quality education for my child starting off very early and I've received that. I LOVE this school. I've never encountered the principal or anyone other staff being rude they've always been very nice and helpful. I recommend this school because it being a Catholic school yes majority of the teaching is based off of it. I just don't get how people are complaining when it's obviously a private religious school, what was expected anyways from the curriculum?
Im a student and i absolutely love this school, they treat us fairly and kindly and the only really mean teacher i found was the after school teacher, but she's a volunteer. they teach a wide knowledge of relegion in the classes and mass and even payed to get a basicly destroyed area a brand new school with free lunches, the lab and computer lab are safe and great with some of the latest stuff. the teachers really get the idea in your head and will only get really mad once the students really act up. it is amazing. they treat students fairly with a equal number of respect and rarely have punished a group. although some things lack that is in it's own standards, im currently going to a different school and i left this one, compared to st.pat's the school im in with more staff and classes are garbage. also if your kid is sad about leaving good friends every year for another class, dont worry, there's only 1 class per grade with some of the best teachers i have ever had.
St Pats was the best we could find in the area for academics and safety when we moved here 5yrs ago. My children have attended every grade except 3rd. PreK was taught by Mrs. Adorjan, who is now the kindergarten teacher. My child loved her and would have kept her for every grade if possible. Mrs. Merrit was kindergarten and she was an amazing educator. My child learned more that year than I ever thought possible. 1st is still taught by Mrs Cummins who is perfect for 1st, fun, warm, and outgoing. 2nd went well also with Mrs. Shea who truely takes the time to get to know her students and always had time for me as a parent as well. 4th was rough for my older child, but that teacher is no longer there. The new 4th grade teacher is liked by all. From 5th up to 8th has been much better. My child went from below grade level on testing up to her first year of college. She is acedemically ready for anything now. Please note: The math teacher, Mrs. Berndt truely loves the children and will take the extra time and effort to help your child, all you have to do is ask. Thank you St Pats for all you did for my girls.