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St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School

Private | PK-8 | 505 students

 
 

 
 

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Posted March 14, 2010

My two oldest children attend (pre-K and first grade). We love the St. Pats community - very welcoming, nurturing, and the quality of education is high. (A friend with an older son told me he was well prepared for the academic rigors of St. Albans when he graduated from St. Pats.) The school's focus is on 'exceptional literacy,' and even the young students 'publish' their own stories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2007

I love this School. I sent both of my daughters and they loved it! you should send your children there. a little expensive but worth it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

As a parent of two children at St. Patrick's, I have been tremendously impressed by the experience my children have received. The head of school, other administrators, and faculty all seem to really care about childhood and all that it entails on the one hand and quality, research-driven curriculum on the other. I have been particularly impressed with the teachers. So many of them seem to be quitessential professionals who are experts in their fields and understand what methods work best for teaching children. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the community at St. Pat's. It's warm and inviting, and there is plenty for children to do after school if they wish. My only slight criticism is that sometimes there seems like there's just a little bit too much 'fluff' (i.e. non-academic activities) that can encroach on instructional time, but this seems true in most DC private schools.
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Posted July 6, 2007

St. Patrick's is an amazing school. Its extremely warm and nurturing and the academics are wonderful. They really support the children but also expect the best from each and every child. The administration and faculty seem to know each child very well. Peter Barrett, the head of school, knows each child by name and is often out front helping with carpool and chatting with parents and kids. He is the best head in all of the elite DC private schools.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 7%
Black 13% 80%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian 2% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Peter Barrett
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • NAES
  • NAIS

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
School-run shuttle from nearby metro and bus stops
  • Yes. Nearby lines: D6
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Girls on the run
  • Math club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Green, White
School mascot
  • Irish Wolfhound
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$15000 - $30000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Application fee
Yes. $65.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Maret
National Cathedral
St. Albans
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4700 Whitehaven Pkwy NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Phone: (202) 342-2807

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