The school provides a strong academic foundation as evidenced by the number of alumni in advanced classes in the high school. St. Pat's has a nurturing environment where kids can grow in their faith and "walk the walk" through kind actions to others. The phys-ed teacher is great and there are many extracurricular sports and other activities for the kids. I love that there is a dedicated art room. The elementary music program and theater performance are best in the city. I would recommend without hesitation to consider the school for prek-8.
I believe the most effective way to rate a school is based on what happens inside the classroom. We chose Saint Patrick School when our first son started school six years ago. We have come to know and built relationships with many teachers at Saint Patrick school, and they are our best asset. Our teachers are not limited or constrained by state regulations, but can adapt and explore their subject matters according to the students they work with each year. We have some truly exceptional teachers who have inspired and guided my sons to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and responsible community members. Saint Patrick School helps me to raise my boys into men. We could not be happier with our choice.
When choosing a school, we checked out St Patrick's as well as the local public elementary. No question that the educational experience at St Patrick's has been outstanding for our daughter. The class sizes are small and provide the opportunity for teachers to really help each child to achieve their full potential. The school is a real community and when you walk in the building you can just see the students thriving; there is a sense of caring. There are opportunities for students to participate in band, Spanish, athletics. We have no doubt that our child will be academically prepared as she moves into high school. In short, this is a fabulous school!
Why do we love this school? The Christmas programs are heartwarming, the teaching staff is dedicated and the principal is committed to making this school outstanding in every respect. St. Patrick School is filled with parents who care as much about their kids as we do about ours. That feeling of true community provides an incredible base of support and all the students are the beneficiaries. St. Patrick School values academics and they value character education. As a result our kids have grown to be excellent students and really solid kids as well. We feel priviledged to have our children attend this absolutely Great School!
St. Patrick School is an outstanding educational facility. My husband and I are professionals who looked closely at all the schools in the area. St. Patrick School far and away exceeded the competition and we have been thrilled to have our children enrolled here. The school has a new classroom wing, a full gym, a nicely equipped library, a technology room, a multi purpose room and art and music facilities in close proximity. There are Smart Boards in every classroom and the playground was just fully renovated. The teachers run dynamic classrooms with fully engaged students. The size makes the school small enough so each students matters yet large enough to have diverse educational and extra curricular offerings. Our kids scholastic performance has been phenomenal. In every respect St. Patrick School is simply exceptional!