In addition to the requirements mandated by the State of Florida, St. Patrick School meets and exceeds the more rigorous accreditation standards of the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC).
St. Patrick School offers a challenging, well-rounded curriculum with major subjects including religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Minor subjects, or special areas, include Spanish, art, music and physical education. Technology is integrated into all subject areas.
St. Patrick School is committed to the total Christian formation and education of our students. Our curriculum fosters a knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, a respect for all persons, the communication and acquisition of knowledge, an awareness of global citizenship, and the development of each child’s unique potential.
St. Patrick School hires the finest faculty and staff available. Our teachers are state certified, many of them holding post-graduate degrees. Our teachers implement the curriculum in a creative and effective manner, designed to actively involve our students in the learning process.
St. Patrick School embraces technology to better prepare our students for the future. All our classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards and Apple TV. Our middle school is on a One-to-One iPad Program and grades K-5 share two iPad carts with 35 iPads in each. Edline, a web-based interactive portal, allows teachers, parents and students to communicate virtually. Students are able to access their assignments, save their work in virtual lockers, and monitor their grades. Parents have access to their child’s grades, school calendar, special announcements, and assignments.
Our Middle School program for 6th to 8th grade students challenges our students with a rigorous and competitive curriculum. Middle School students experience changing classes throughout the day and benefit from exposure to a variety of teaching styles through the different specialized teachers. Our graduates attend some of the finest secondary schools.
Children in 2nd to 8th grade are given the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) every spring. These tests allow us to analyze each child’s progress and adjust our curriculum accordingly.
Through a partnership with Hands on Learning, St. Patrick School is able to assist students with special needs. Hands on Learning is a team of on-site learning specialists and special education teachers who help children with mild developmental/learning needs achieve academic success.
Ultimately, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible academic and religious education. These practices have allowed St. Patrick School to consistently earn “excellent” accreditation ratings.