Our Mission

Saint Patrick Catholic School educates and nurtures the whole child – mind, body, and spirit to be a Christ-centered, compassionate, and courageous servant leader.

THE SIX PILLARS OF EDUCATION

The Saint Patrick Catholic School mission speaks to six important "pillars" in education.  These principles form an educational framework intentionally focused on the whole formation of each student.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Students

Growth mindset is the belief that the brain’s capacity to learn is limitless and that failure is essential to growth. Saint Patrick Catholic School teachers encourage students to develop a growth mindset, presenting challenges as opportunities and guiding them through problem-solving. With this approach, students cultivate determination, resilience, perseverance, and grit.

"What is Grit, Why Kids Need It, and How You Can Foster It"

Watch a TED Talk by Carol Dweck, the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Watch a TED Talk by Angela Duckworth, the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Celebrating Gifts

  • Each child is made in the image of the Creator and is born with varying, inherent gifts.
  • Gifts are discovered over time and through many experiences.
  • Gifts are identified through ability, creativity, task commitment, and leadership.
  • A child’s personality and environment influences when and how children’s gifts are revealed.
  • A school, in collaboration with families, should nurture a child’s gifts through rich and varied experiences.
Saint Patrick Catholic School embraces the importance of providing dynamic and creative experiences so students can nurture their gifts.  Through differentiated learning in the classroom, activities that extend and enrich learning, as well as after-school clubs, sports, arts, camps, and community service projects, our school provides numerous opportunities for students to discover, develop and celebrate their gifts.