We, at St. Patrick, believe that the needs of each student can best be met through the positive interaction of home, school, church and community. Our philosophy affirms the belief of American Bishops that “Community is at the heart of Christian education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived.” St. Patrick provides a nurturing, loving atmosphere.
Students are given an opportunity to learn on an intellectual, emotional and social level to live and serve in a Christ-like manner. We believe that the love of Jesus is experienced through people and that students should feel they are a part of a supportive community of teachers, parents and friends.
We provide a variety of activities to foster an attitude of self-respect and self-worth in each student allowing each to set and achieve goals. We believe in the principle of discipline with dignity. Students are treated with respect and compassion so they learn justice and fairness.
Our academic goals are to provide students with the knowledge, strong values and skills that will enable them to continue their education and succeed in the future. We are committed to educate students of diverse backgrounds, respecting that diversity. We endeavor to lead the students to a deep devotion to Christ through an awareness of Him, His life and His teachings. St. Patrick fosters a desire to continue this devotion to Christ and share it in the spirit of His love.
Harassment and Discrimination
St. Patrick Catholic School is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the school will not tolerate harassment or discrimination on the basis of a person’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental condition, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status. All employees, faculty members and students are protected under this policy. In addition, this policy applies to all conduct occurring on school grounds, at assignments outside the school, or at school-sponsored events. All students are responsible for helping to assure that any harassment or discrimination is reported. If a student witnesses or learns of any conduct that violates this policy, the student must immediately report the incident to his/her principal. If, however, the principal is the individual who is believed to have engaged in the inappropriate conduct, the student should notify the Superintendent of Schools of the Diocese of St. Augustine. If an investigation reveals that inappropriate conduct has occurred, the school will take corrective action based on the circumstances.
Open Admission Policy
St. Patrick Catholic School has an open admission policy. No person, on the grounds of race, color, gender, disability or national origin, is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in the receiving of services. Nor does the school discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, disability, age, gender, or national origin.
- State of the art, newest school in North Jacksonville
- Offering PreK-3, VPK, and K-8
- ALL faiths are welcome
- Reasonable tuition rates, while offering five scholarships to eligible students
- FREE Before Care available from 7:00AM-7:30AM
- After School Care available until 6:00PM
- 88% of Class of 2018 students enrolled at a Catholic High School
- Classrooms equipped with interactive projectors
- Chromebook carts
- State of the art Science lab
- NO FSA Test; students take Terra Nova III (Gr. 2-8) and ACRE (Gr. 5 & 8)
- Weekly schoolwide newsletter, email/parent alert text message communication through FACTS
- Television monitored security system
- Required Family Service Hours (K-8 families)
- Required Middle School community service hours
- Title I services in reading and math for students in K-8
- School counselor available
- School nurse on campus