About Us


At St. Patrick School, the nurturing and education of your child is our top concern. Just like family.

St. Patrick School offers . . .

  • IMG_0081experienced and dedicated teachers and staff
  • strong academic program balanced with classes such as music, art, and P.E.
  • small class
    size and low student-to-teacher ratio
  • extended daycare program before and after school
  • mentoring program between grades to encourage family-like and respectful environment
  • a safe and secure environment

The school is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. St. Patrick School provides a quality Catholic elementary education for all students entrusted to our care, developing every aspect of the child: mind, body, and spirit.

From the Desk of Our Principal

Why Catholic School? Why Us?

Dear Families,

Blessing_3Prospective parents often ask “What makes St. Patrick School better than other schools, both public and private?” I do not feel it is helpful to parents for me to post the advantages of Catholic education at the expense of other systems or individual schools. I believe a child can receive a good education at the many schools, both public and private. However, I think I can give a more helpful response if I focus on how our school is different than other schools.

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Annual Update

We are fortunate to celebrate another year of accomplishments. 

Image 53Since Father Burns, O.S.A. first opened St. Patrick School in 1944 it has served the parish in the spirit of our Augustinian founders. It is open to all, educating the whole child, mind, body and spirit. We give thanks to our history and pray for success as we continue our ministry of Catholic education.

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StPatsSketchOur School

St. Patrick’s School was established in 1944 and has since been providing a quality Catholic education for its students. The school is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. St. Patrick’s School provides a quality Catholic elementary education for all students entrusted to our care, developing every aspect of the child: mind, body, and spirit. We support parents as primary educators of their children. We are called to spread the Gospel message of love, unity and reconciliation. Essential to our mission is building a relationship with Jesus and one another. St. Patrick’s School is a vital part of our parish community and is enriched by the presence and ministry of the Augustinian Order. Their values of truth, community, and love guide us in the fulfillment of our mission.

lsOur Parish

The considerable growth of North Park following World War I created a need for an additional Catholic parish. The diocese appointed Father Gregory Ashe to the new St. Patrick’s Parish in 1921. A parish hall and rectory were completed the following year. On February 5, 1922, the first Mass was held in the Parish Hall. The Hall housed services until St. Patrick’s Church was completed in 1929. At the time, it was considered one of the most beautiful churches in Southern California.

Meet our Administration

Rev. Michael McFadden, O.S.A. (Bi-Lingual)Pastor
Dan O’Neal, Principal
Hernan Valdivia, Vice Principal
Kathy Wakabayashi, Curriculum Coordinator
Betty Jaime (email), School Secretary
Lisa Laughter (email), Bookkeeper
Marta Garza, Primary Instructional Aide
Maria Herrera, Maintenance