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9635 Ferndale Road
Dallas, TX 75238

(214) 348-8070
(214) 503-7230
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March 15, 2015
Having the parish surround the students with their support and cohesive community, the rigorous academic life is a series of conquered challenges.

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March 05, 2015
I have to admit that I was somewhat surprised at some of the negative comments on here. Is St Pat's perfect? Absolutely not. No school is perfect. That being said, I don't agree with some of the issues that were previously mentioned... especially the comment about racism. One of our priests is from Africa and we have a large refugee program, which brings in a very diverse group of children. It was one of the reasons we chose St Pats for our kids. Our kids are taught the importance of charity and love and acceptance. My young daughter already feels a calling to work with the homeless. I attribute this primarily to her time thusfar at St Pats. The parents are supportive. I will agree that in some grades, the parents have more "chemistry" than others. We have been lucky with our grades. I believe the more involved the parents are, the better they will be able to communicate with the other parents, the teachers, and the administration. Fr Josef is an amazing priest and leader. He has such a love for this parish and these children. I understand that St Pats does have its faults, but I truly feel blessed to have found such a sense of small town community to raise my children in.

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January 06, 2015
Our children have attended Catholic schools in several states. St. Patrick was overall a good experience for us. Some grades have great "chemistry," meaning that the kids and their parents are nice to each other, generally well behaved, etc. and that makes the teachers, aides, etc. respond positively to them. Other grades don't have the same luck. One of our kids has an "easy" group of peers/parents and the other one doesn't. It's almost as if our kids attend two different schools. The school offers a well rounded education, although not always challenging academically for the G&T kids. BUT they do focus on building some skills and habits that have proven to be really important in high school, including the value of applying Catholic social teachings in their lives, the value being organized and staying on top of their work, and the importance of communicating with their teachers and other adults. Most teachers are really kind, patient people who are excellent role models for the kids and parents. A small number seem like they're burnt out and should move on. Local high schools describe St. Patrick students as polite, well rounded, and nice kids. We agree.

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January 05, 2015
St. Patrick is a school where the child is second and the money is first. A parent shouldn't have to donate money for their child to get a part in a play; this is the type of school St. Patrick's is. New Parents please don't fall for lies that St. Patrick have other people to put up here St. Patrick is honestly not a good school.

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January 03, 2015
Both of our children graduated from St. Patrick's and could not have been more prepared for high school and college. St. Pat's provides a rigorous academic experience grounded in Catholic moral and social justice teaching. Year after year St. Patrick's students are among those who garner academic and service awards in the graduating classes of Dallas' Catholic High Schools. So many St. Patrick's graduates have gone on to excel in careers in medicine, business and the arts.

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October 02, 2014
Saint Patricks is a great school. I feel lucky that we have found such high quality, Catholic education within a wonderful community. I have 2 boys and they both enjoy school. We are very happy with Saint Patricks.

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September 26, 2014
This school is amazing. We LOVE it!! Teachers are so hands on and caring. As a teacher in another school, I know what a great teacher looks like and these are some great ones!

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September 25, 2014
We toured many area parochial schools when our son entered K- now in 3rd. Catholic school hallmark: faith centered education, supported by the church. We were interviewing not only the school & its credentials, but the entire church community. The priest is present on campus, supportive of the educators. I see a diverse community; Fr Josef is German, Fr Charles is African American, teachers & students of many nationalities: Asian, African American, Hispanic. In our search we found, ISEE test scores are not public knowledge, but prior to enrolling I spoke directly w/ 2 Catholic feeder highschools re:preparedness of students, St Pat's was glowing in academics & character. I am unaware of an 8th grader who has applied & been rejected. The school is not too large, 2 classes/grade; smaller classes would be nice, but the teachers handle the students remarkably well. So far they've been passionate & accessible. St Pats does not plan to grow beyond current size or campus. Products of small parochial schools ourselves, art room, music rooms, science lab & technology are impressive. Active parent/teacher (PATs club) fund raising efforts are evident. It's been a great match for us.

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August 21, 2014
St. Patrick's has no teacher of color on their staff and that alone should tell you alot about the school. The principal is ok but doesn't have a cule about what goes on in the school she doesn't see the disconnect between the staff and the kids. America is a great piece of a big round world, we should not be teaching our kids one side. We should all stand up against racism in any form, America is colorful lets show our kids that beauty. We Are One!

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June 13, 2014
St. Patrick School has changed over the past 20 years and not completely for the best. St. Patrick used to lead the diocese with a reputation for having one of the most dynamic and positively active junior highs available. Families sought out SPS specifically for: traditional 8th grade "haunted house," a well-respected Speech/Drama team, and professional quality musical theater performances, SPS graduates were once the most sought after students for the Catholic High Schools.This is sadly no longer the case as SPS did not maintain its unique and enviable place among comparable schools. The most significant reason lies in hiring a principal with no teaching experience beyond first grade; she has no practical knowledge at least a quarter of the student population. This combined with many other factors that resulted in the Blue Ribbon School recognition is long gone. SPS is just one of many ordinary places a student might fair well.

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2014
St Patrick's starts with pre-K3, and goes up thru 8th grade. The school was built in 1963. It is a bit cramped w/ older fixtures & heat/AC. However, EVERY classroom has a SMART board and there are two computer lab rooms plus a rolling cart of laptops. 16 kids per pre-school classroom w/ 2 teachers; Kinder has 24 students w/ 2 teachers; 1st thru 8th have 27 students per classroom. There is a waiting list for Kinder, & pre-school kids get top of list into Kinder. Parents with several kids will also be "preferred" for admission. For the most part, teachers are experienced and caring. The school has many informal traditions that new teachers have to get used to. Parents who attend/active in the classroom and PTA will find that their kids receive more attention/extra help when needed. The school is not "super Catholic" but students go to Mass twice a week . Reconciliation, 1st Communion, Confirmation are taught in the classroom and they receive the sacraments as a class. There is a Catholic "gifted" summer program but only 3 to 5 students per grade qualify. Most SPS graduates attend Bishop Lynch HS. Most grads' ISEE scores are not high enough for Ursuline & Jesuit admission.

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June 19, 2013

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October 04, 2009
St. Patrick School and has the best parents, teachers, staff, and volunteers, which makes for one of the most wonderful school communities in Dallas!

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November 16, 2008
This school is amazing! I love going here and all the teachers and staff are very caring but at the same time want students to be self-sufficient. I don't recommend going to this school if you don't want to work hard!

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October 31, 2008
Both of my daughters attended this school through the 8th grade and went on to a highly acclaimed high school and both then graduated from colleges magna cum laude. I attribute their success to the Catholic education they recieved at St. Patrick and the catholic high school they attended.

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October 10, 2008
the bullying and moral issues are way out of line and have little consequence to the student. some parents and students are very clickish be ware. some of the upper classes teacher contracts were renewed by outgoing principle. she shouldn't been allowed to do so but, they looked the other way! this is common pratice at this school. in all fairness the new principal is working to fix things but it will take a while

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June 07, 2008
I cannot say enough praise about this school. We moved here temporarily and were welcomed with open arms. It is not just the teachers and staff that make this school so great, but the families and loving environment as well. Parent involvement is extremely high and the academics will keep your kids on there toes. My daughter had Mrs. Oge' in PreK-4 whom she loved. My son had Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Buechel in first grade. I loved that they each took different subjects and gave the kids an opportunity to experience both of these wonderful teachers. Thank you St. Pat's we will miss you.

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November 27, 2007
Best school in the world! Great teachers, good curriculum, great at sports!

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May 29, 2006
St Pat's is an academically rigorous school with lots of options for children who are either above average students or average students with very good parental support. Education and activities up through the 5th grade are led by wonderful, caring teachers and staff. 6th through 8th grade are very challenging and children should be prepared to work independently. Children with pronounced learning differences will have a hard time with the curriculum. Children who are self motivated, interested in studying and challenging their horizons will be able to achieve. Children graduating from St. Pats are very well prepared for the challenges of private high schools in the area. Parents are very involved; Catholic spiritual foundation is strong and getting stronger, providing a solid moral foundation for kids today who will certainly have a lot of challenges in their adolescent years.

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St Patrick School
9635 Ferndale Road, Dallas, TX  75238
(214) 348-8070
Last modified St Patrick School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Patrick School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top