Welcome From Principal

Welcome to St. Patrick Catholic Academy.

St. Patrick’s is a special place, and it all begins with our mission:

The mission of St. Patrick Catholic Academy is to provide students with an education rooted in the belief that the basis for all learning is both spiritual and intellectual. We fulfill our mission through a dedicated partnership of administration, faculty and parents working cooperatively to nurture students so that they grow to be ethical, educated adults who will make a positive impact upon society in the future.

Since our founding in 1863, St. Patrick’s has encouraged students to achieve their personal best by providing a supportive environment that cultivates intellectual and spiritual growth. Our students are critical thinkers and thoughtful critics; they respect one another and are compassionate. Christ is the unseen, but ever present teacher, in St. Patrick’s classrooms and is a source of inspiration. We pray as a community each morning, study religion daily and attend church services regularly.

In our Early Childhood Program, our youngest children explore, discover, imagine and learn in nurturing spaces under the watchful eyes of caring, experienced teachers. Kindergarten through Grade 8 classes offer learning environments that build interdisciplinary skills in research, language arts, science, technology and math. Visual arts, vocal performing arts, technology, modern languages and physical education programs are offered in all grades. Extracurricular activities include the Junior St. Vincent DePaul Society and community service projects, theater arts, choir, CYO sports and academic competitions, among other things.

I hope our website helps you discover what it’s like to be part of the St. Patrick’s community. We invite you to join us at a Tuesday Tour @ 9:30am to see the St. Patrick’s difference for yourself.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Curatolo, Principal

 

Ms. Kathleen Curatolo was named Principal of St. Patrick Catholic Academy in 2016. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany, a Masters of Education degree from Fordham University, where she is also a Ph.D. candidate. She also attended the Graduate School of Public Administration at New York University. An experienced educator and administrator, Ms. Curatolo was the Associate Superintendent for Leadership and Recruitment for the Archdiocese of New York, and Executive Director of Northside Charter High School. She also served tenures as principal and taught at several Catholic schools in New York City.