Proud of our Catholic heritage and woven into the Norfolk community, Saint Patrick Catholic School offers families with children in grades Pre-K through 8 an exceptional Catholic education built upon character formation, spiritual development, leadership training, academic rigor, physical well-being, and an ethic of service.
Parents are the primary educators of their children, and Saint Patrick is committed to a close collaboration with them to promote their childrens growth and learning.
While utilizing the best educational technologies and facilities possible, Saint Patrick is dedicated to maintaining a safe and caring Christian community. Saint Patrick Catholic School embraces the importance of providing dynamic and creative experiences so students can nurture their gifts. Through differentiated learning in the classroom, activities that extend and enrich learning, as well as after-school clubs, sports, arts, camps, and community service projects, our school provides numerous opportunities for students to discover, develop and celebrate their gifts.elebrated.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 403 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

St. Patrick Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Contact Admissions Office
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students
403 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
St. Patrick Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Casual uniform days & dress uniform days)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Martha Roebuck
Endowment Size
$5 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Extended Care Program, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Karate, Lego Club, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Liturgical Chior, Piano Lessons, Strings Lessons, Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Classes, Girls on the Run

School Notes

  • Families interested in applying for admissions must fill out an enrollment application, attend a family interview, come on a Snapshot tour, complete admissions testing, and provide school records and a teacher recommendation form.
Profile last updated: 09/22/2021

School Reviews

My son has attended Saint Patrick's for 9 years. It has been pretty wonderful. I have a very spirited and sometimes challenging child. The school has supported him, fostered his interests, and worked closely with me to assist in helping him become the best person he can be. He has been happy at the school. No environment is perfect; we have had our challenges. This school is not for everyone. That being said, the faculty has definitely approached the "whole child formation approach" with gusto. I am confident he will be well prepared for high school, college, and being a contributing citizen of the world.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 403 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk, VA is $7,941 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk, VA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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