At St. Patrick School, the nurturing and education of your child is our top concern. Just like family.
St. Patrick School offers . . .
- experienced 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.
Why Catholic School? Why Us?
Prospective 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.
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.
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.
The Augustinian Promise is a guaranteed admissions program for 8th grade boys graduating from St. Patrick School to St. Augustine High School if they meet certain criteria. To be eligible for the Augustinian Promise a student must have:
- Attended St. Patrick School for at least 5 years (starting in 4th grade)
- Maintained a 2.5 GPA and have no failing grades in junior high years (6th-8th)
- Exemplary Christian Conduct
- Participated in a Christian Service Project
Additionally, all students admitted to Saints under the Augustinian Promise must sit for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Saints. This program will start with the 2020-21 school year. Click here to find out more.
|Father Carlos Medina, O.S.A., Pastor|
|Father Philip Yang, O.S.A., Associate Pastor|
|Father Michael McFadden, O.S.A., Pastor in Residence|
|Hernán Valdivia, Principal|
|Jane Richardson, Vice Principal/Curriculum Coordinator|
|Lisa Cross (email), School Secretary|
|Lisa Laughter (email), Bookkeeper|