Everything we do at Saint Patrick Catholic School is intentional and based on pedagogical research and best practices in education. Here are some articles and resources that we have found insightful in developing our total formation curriculum.
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.
This Vision and Practice Document discusses in detail how Saint Patrick Catholic School's mission and approach, including the Graduate at Graduation curriculum, supports the development of moral character in students. Instilling self-reliance and the belief that the brain's capacity to learn is limitless, the school encourages the cultivation of grit, resilience, determination, perserverance, and empathy.
We sat down with Principal Stephen J. Hammond to discuss why Saint Patrick Catholic School is a Glasser Quality School and how Dr. William Glasser's approach to human behavior informs the unique model of education offered by Saint Patrick Catholic School.