Saint Patrick Catholic School
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||372 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Navy pants, plaid jumpers or skirts and white shirt)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$7,830|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition based on grade level and status as a parishioner. In-parish tuition for K-8 is $6240|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Chris Gavin|
|Admissions Associate||Kathey Bucholz|
|Endowment Size||$1.4 million|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||7 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Robotics Team, Spanish Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Studio, Choir, Performing Arts
- Welcome to Saint Patrick Catholic School. Together with Saint Patrick Catholic Church, we are a community with active parent and parishioner participation.
- We are a faith-filled Catholic community that embraces our Catholic heritage as integral to our mission.
- We are an academically rich. We nurture students while pursuing academic excellence through our challenging programs and devoted teachers.
- We are a loving and compassionate community that values honesty, respect, and service to others.
- We have a long tradition of providing a formative education to the children in North Tacoma. What was started by the Tacoma Dominican Sisters in 1893 is now staffed by committed teachers with specialties in literacy, music, art and physical education as well as Spanish and Technology
- Our curriculum builds on preceding years ultimately preparing students for entry into college-prep high schools.
- We want our students to be formed with a strong Christian faith by adults who nurture their souls. Our community is devoted to our students to help them develop into active learners, effective communicators, and responsible citizens.
- We welcome people of all faiths to join us or partner with us.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Puyallup Grades: PK-8 | 394 students
504 2nd Street Sw
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 922-5360 9.6 PK-8
- Tacoma Grades: NS-8 | 457 students
7112 S 12th St
Tacoma, WA 98465
(253) 564-5185 3.6 NS-8
- Federal Way Grades: PK-8 | 269 students
30527 8th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 839-3532 7.7 PK-8
Fantastic school! Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I would have given Saint Patrick Catholic School a "5-star" review, but now I find myself knowing that this school is beyond what those stars can express. My husband and I toured several other private schools in the Tacoma area when our oldest was ready for kindergarten. As soon as we walked through the doors of Saint Pat's we knew that this is where we wanted to send our children. A beautiful, kind and accepting community is what you will find at this school where everyone is welcome. We are 10 months into dealing with COVID-19, and I can honestly say that this school has handled it exceptionally. When the schools were closed in March, the teachers and staff DID.NOT.MISS.A.BEAT! Teachers worked hard to create engaging virtual classrooms and material so that students were learning. For the 2020-21 school year and they welcomed students into the classrooms in smaller numbers, hiring new staff and carving out more classroom space to ensure the safety of everyone. Staff and teachers genuinely care about students, their families, and each other - beyond the typical academic needs and taking into account the needs of the whole person. My children have THRIVED here, even in the midst of the pandemic they are learning and growing. We love this school, and I know you will too.
- Posted by Parent - wad8
The St. Pats community is a family. The administrators and teachers truly care for their students and work hard to foster the minds, bodies, and spirits of the children. They have high expectations for students academically, but also behaviorally, which prepares students for the next chapters in their lives. I love St. Pats! It has been a blessing to be a part of this community! Go Shamrocks!
- Posted by Teacher - KLilly
St. Patrick School is exceptional! A dynamic, accredited learning environment supported by professional, knowledgeable and flexible staff and faculty. A caring contingency of engaged parents and community partners. An unapologetic Catholic identity that welcomes all, loves all, serves all. The first and only school for our beautiful, bi-racial, ecumenical children. St. Pats is the gold standard of elementary education! The building is closed, but learning is on! Smooth transition from classroom learning to online school. Motivated and innovative faculty rerouted curriculum immediately through the building closure of 2020. Students, ages 3 (Preschool) - 8th grade are thriving in the online classroom community. So blessed to have our kids attend this school! All are welcome!
- Posted by Parent - Christy J.
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 - dougj
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 - smorg