The John Ingraham building was officially dedicated and blessed in the memory of John Ingraham, on October 9, 1994 by Archbishop Edward McCarthy.
The building underwent extensive renovations being converted from the old St. Patrick School cafeteria. “Big John” served the parish of St. Patrick for more than 50 years. He was a friend to all children that passed through the halls of St. Patrick School. In his memory, St. Patrick Preschool will continue his mission of kindness to even the tiniest of God’s creations.
Since the opening, we have expanded beyond the John Ingraham Building. In September 1997, a Pre K 3-4 combination group was added. The lower floor of the Adrian Center, across the street, was renovated for the new group, a lunch and workroom, and Pre K 4 class for St. Patrick School.
In September of 1998, a Pre K 4 group was added. At this time our preschool had six groups, serving children ages 24 months through age 5.
In September 1999, we added two more groups, and in 2009, we added 1 more group which brings the number of groups to nine.
We now serve children ages 16 months through age 5. We have grown in the short time we have been in existence. The growth has been in every aspect of St. Patrick Preschool from the children and staff size to the quality of the program we have to offer today.