We are a proud Purple Star School!

The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Close to 40% of our Wolfhound students are military connected, so we, the Saint Patrick community, recognize their sacrifice as well. Military-connected refers to children of service members on active duty and in the National Guard and Reserves.

The Purple Star program is designed to help schools respond to the educational and social-emotional challenges military-connected children face during their transition to a new school while keeping them on track to be high school, college, workforce, and life-ready. We are honored and humbled that so many military families have chosen Saint Patrick Catholic School for their children. Whether they spend two years or ten years with us, they will always have a home here and will forever be Wolfhounds!
Our entire Saint Patrick Catholic School community is deeply grateful for the many sacrifices made by those in the military and by their families in order to protect and serve our country. We keep all of them in our prayers and hearts as we try to follow their examples.

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Dr. Michael Riley 
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Point of Contact for Military Families