St. Patrick Catholic Academy, established in 2013, is located within the grounds of St. Patrick Church, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. We build upon the 150 year history of St. Patrick Parish Elementary School in continuing to provide an exemplary Catholic education for our students. The Faculty of St. Patrick Catholic Academy honors the legacy of the Sisters of St. Dominic, who ministered to the children of St. Patrick School for over a hundred years, by continuing their charism of truth, prayer, study, common life, mission and praise.
At St. Patrick Catholic Academy, a school of excellence in the Dominican tradition, we encourage our students to look to the saints as heroes. One definition of a saint is an ordinary person who did ordinary things in an extraordinary way. What better example for children to emulate!
The Sisters of St. Dominic ministered to the students of St. Patrick’s for over one hundred years. Our lay faculty carries on their charism of truth, prayer, study, common life, mission and praise. This year the Dominican Sisters are celebrating their 800th Anniversary as a religious community.
Each year the students in each class select among Dominican saints, the following class patron saints to be their spiritual guide throughout the academic year:
Nursery St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Pre-K St. Hyacinth of Poland
Kindergarten St. Vincent Ferrer
First Grade St. Catherine of Sienna
Second Grade St. Raymond of Penyefort
Third Grade St. Louis Bertrand
Fourth Grade St. Agnes of Montepulciano
Fifth Grade St. Thomas Aquinas
Sixth Grade St. Rose of Lima
Seventh Grade St. Martin de Porres
Eighth Grade St. Albertus Magnus
At St. Patrick Catholic Academy, we encourage our students to, like their patron saints, be ordinary people who do ordinary things in an extraordinary way!