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St. Patrick Catholic School reaches out to all ages and stages in the Tri-Cities. We offer a Children’s Center with full and part time schedules. Our Preschool program is half day (morning and afternoon classes) and can be included with childcare. Our Kindergarten through 8th grade program includes full-day kindergarten and and iPad program for middle school students (5-8). We invite you to click through the program information on our website to learn more.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations:

We seek to help our graduates become Healthy, Holy, Smart, and Helpful young adults who are an asset to their families, our community, and our world. We define these ideals accordingly:

 

Holy:

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Photo: Students attending weekly Mass

A graduate of St. Patrick Catholic School has begun to live his/her life in intimate union with God the Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit.  A graduate has begun to listen to Jesus and learn from Him how to love God and neighbor, both as an individual and as a member of a family, within a parish community.

Therefore, a graduate can be described as one who:

  • Participates actively in the sacramental life of the Church, including liturgy and prayer.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Catholic faith, Traditions, and doctrine.
  • Makes choices based on the teachings of Jesus.
  • Actively discerns the will of God.

Key virtues to be obtained:

  • Gratitude
  • Generosity
  • Courtesy
  • Reverence
  • Cheerfulness
  • Chastity

Healthy:

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Photo: Soccer team

A graduate of St. Patrick Catholic School is becoming more perfectly conformed to the perfect humanity of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.  Engaged in a process of self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-gift, and all of this in faith, a graduate is capable of living as a member of a community.

“Who am I?” and “What must I do?”
 Therefore, a graduate will demonstrate:

  • Practices good hygiene, exercise and healthy eating.
  • Shows empathy and compassion for others.
  • Maintains healthy relationships.

Key virtues to be obtained:

  • Joy
  • Friendship
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Citizenship
  • Modesty
  • Obedience

Smart:

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Photo: Middle School in class

A graduate of St. Patrick Catholic School is a disciple who has mastered the fundamentals of human knowledge in language arts, mathematics, history, science, religion, music and sports.  Through the study of these truths of human knowledge, a graduate seeks to contemplate the Author of Truth.  A graduate’s knowledge is acquired continuously, at appropriated steps and deepens his/her own understanding, so that this knowledge becomes more and more part of his/her own self.

A graduate is one who:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the sciences, humanities, and arts.
  • Thinks critically and solves problems.
  • Produces quality work using personal gifts and skills.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively.

Key virtues to be obtained:

  • Diligence
  • Patience
  • Curiosity
  • Wonder
  • Humility
  • Honesty

Helpful:

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Photo: Middle School students weekly trip to Pasco’s local St. Vincent de Paul Center

A graduate of Saint Patrick Catholic School, in communion with the charity of the Good Shepherd, is to become a true Catholic leader after the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.  With Jesus Christ’s human life as his/her own role model and principle of living a graduate is able to stand and act in the community demonstrating dedication and commitment to service.

A graduate is one who:

  • Serves community through volunteer and service opportunities.
  • Takes initiative to resolve conflicts.
  • Models responsibility through words and actions.

Key virtuous to be obtained:

  • Prudence
  • Justice
  • Fortitude
  • Generosity
  • Charity
  • Courtesy
  • Kindness