St. Patrick Catholic School

1112 North G Street
Tacoma, WA 98403-0984
Tel: (253)272-2297
Grades: PK-8 | 381 students
The mission of St. Patrick Parish School is to nurture in its students an abiding Catholic faith while pursuing academic excellence and modeling honesty, respect, and service as dynamic members of our world community.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1893

Student Body

Total Students 381 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade St. Patrick Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 19 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Navy pants plaid jumpers/skirts and white shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,350
Tuition Notes Tuition based on grade level and Parishioner Status
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Chris Gavin
Admissions Associate Heather Maher


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Homework Club Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Homework Club,

School Notes:

  • Award winning faculty; Montessori Preschool for children three, four and five; High test scores; Warm, involved school community; Great support of pastor and parish; Innovative teaching; Art, music, P.E., computers offered throughout grades; State of the art computer lab with movie making center, music making, and flight simulation; Spanish instuction begins at fourth grade; Rich choice of middle school electives; After school programs include sports, visual and performing arts, academics; Yearly retreats beginning in second grade; Active community service involvement by students and staff

Profile last updated: 09/05/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Annie Wright Schools (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Annie Wright Schools (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Annie Wright Schools (0.2 miles away)
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  • Tacoma
    Grades: NS-12 | 471 students
    0.2 miles
    827 N Tacoma Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98403
  • Tacoma
    Grades: NS-5 | 275 students
    0.8 miles
    20 Tacoma Avenue S
    Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Tacoma
    Nw School Of Innovative Learning
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-11 | 15 students
    1.4 miles
    1321 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Tacoma
    Tacoma Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-5
    1.4 miles
    2710 N. Madison Street
    Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Tacoma
    Community Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 49 students
    1.5 miles
    1407 S I St
    Tacoma, WA 98405

School Reviews

St. Patrick School is virtual "diamond in the rough" in Tacoma. There is no stronger private school in Pierce County when it comes to education which includes only the highest caliber of teachers as well as parental support. If you are looking for a place where your child will receive a well-rounded, faith-filled (but not over the top) education in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, you will find no better school than St. Pat''s!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
GREAT GREAT GREAT SCHOOL. Sending my kids to Saint Patrick has been the best decision my wife and I could make for their education. There is a commitment at St. Pat''s to the kids, their future that resonates from the Staff, Teachers, Parent community and the Parish that you just don''t feel anywhere else. The Recruiting and hiring of Chris Gavin as Principal a well respected Principal from Bellermine. The Constant improvement in technology. Adding Ipads and Chromebooks for student use. The Active Parent Community that sponsors fun family type events and even some needed parent only events through out the year. most of all the Teachers... The small class size is one reason but the real reason is the TEACHERS .. they really care about your childs development and not just test scores. You would be challenged to find the level of commitment other schools at EVERY grade level. Again best decision we made for our kids and now that school is out they are already talking about fall reinforces the decision we made was the right one.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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