St. Patrick Catholic Academy
It is the time of year when we look to the future as we invite parents to visit us as they decide to choose a school for their children. We schedule Open Houses; we arrange for individual school tours; we place media advertisements to spread the news of the excellence of St. Patrick Catholic Academy.
The goal of all instructional programs at St. Patrick Catholic Academy from Nursery to Grade Eight is to prepare our students to successfully meet the challenges of high school, college and the work place. We accomplish this goal with a focus on writing, listening, organizational and study skills as well as project based interdisciplinary learning experiences that promote our students’ ability to analyze, synthesize and apply knowledge. This year’s school wide interdisciplinary project entitled, “Life Skills for Now and the Future” is providing our students with the opportunity to enhance their research and technology skills as they employ computers, SMARTBoards and tablets to explore topics that include: the history of manners and etiquette, economic theory and personal finances, home economics, employment applications and interviews.
The best measure of an elementary school’s success is the success of its graduates. A good elementary school education provides a firm foundation that strengthens student achievement in high school and college. The overwhelming feedback from our graduates and their parents is that the excellence of the academic program at St. Patrick’s provides such a foundation; a foundation that enables our students to successfully transition from elementary to high school resulting in our graduates gaining acceptance and scholarships to major colleges and universities throughout the country.
We are proud to announce that our Eighth Graders have all received acceptances to the Catholic High Schools of their choice with 50% of the Class of 2014 receiving scholarships to Catholic High Schools including Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bishop Kearney, St. Saviour, St. Joseph by the Sea, St. Joseph Hill, Xavier, Xaverian and Bishop Ford.
The 2013-2014 School Year continues to be filled with exciting and intellectually challenging experiences in a value based learning environment that nurtures our students’ spiritual and social emotional as well as their academic growth and development.