St. Patrick Elementary School

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St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #1 - Our outdoor classroom allows the students to interact with their environment and take advantage of the beautiful Northwest Indiana weather.
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #2 - The annual 2016/2017 School Picture. St. Patrick School services Preschool through 8th Grade.
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #3 - 6th Grade Girls Basketball Team with their 2nd Place trophy. Our students are able to participate in a variety of sports including Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling and Track.
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #4 - All Saints Day Mass
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #5 - Our 2017 Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed 1st in their division (Small School Division) in the Regional Competition in 2017 and moved on to compete in the State Science Olympiad at Indiana University!
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #6 - Our Principal, Mr. Rupcich, joined in the Thanksgiving celebration with the Preschool class.
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #7
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #8 - Our third through fifth graders participate in the Mighty Acorns Program. Our campus is situated on over 80 acres and offers various ecological environments to study and explore.
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #9 - The Middle School Canoe Trip is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn and explore the many ecosystems that exist in our area. This annual trip includes a presentation by DNR (Dunes Natural Resources) staff on the animals and plants that make their home near the river, plus Wilderness Adventure staff leads the students on a canoe trip.
St. Patrick Elementary School Photo #10 - In the Fall of 2014, St. Patrick School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. That year we were the only Private School in Indiana to be named a Blue Ribbon School and the only school in Northwest Indiana to be so named. We are so proud of our students, staff and parents for this accomplishment.
St. Patrick Catholic School seeks to develop the whole child spiritually, morally, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Through the cooperative efforts of our pastor, Fr. Jon Plavcan, faculty, parents, and students we strive to promote an atmosphere in which our students may grow as responsible, compassionate Christians. Through our curriculum we endeavor to help each student develop his or her intellectual potential as well as form personal values and improve physical health.
We expect an attitude of respect in students for themselves and others.
Our goal at St. Patrick Preschool is to provide a creative, relaxed, and stimulating atmosphere where young children can work, play, and discover.
We strive to develop in the young child the ability to know him or herself, and thus provide the groundwork for each child to develop a positive self-image and become a happy, well-adjusted individual. Through a supportive, loving, and Christian environment, we hope to nurture an enthusiasm for the learning and love of God in each child.
St. Patrick School serves students in preschool through grade eight.
We are dedicated to providing quality education within a caring, Christian, family atmosphere.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students250 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade St. Patrick Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size21 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khakis and polos, various colors. Skirts and jumpers also allowed for the girls. )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSee website or contact the office for more details.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Admissions DirectorRichard Rupcich, Principal
Admissions AssociateLynne Herr

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Drama Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Duneland Area Community Band

School Notes

  • St. Patrick Catholic School seeks to develop the whole child spiritually, morally, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Through the cooperative efforts of our pastor, Fr. Meade, faculty, parents, and students we strive to promote an atmosphere in which our students may grow as responsible, compassionate Christians. Through our curriculum we endeavor to help each student develop his or her intellectual potential as well as form personal values and improve physical health. We expect an attitude of respect in students for themselves and others. Our goal at St. Patrick Preschool is to provide a creative, relaxed, and stimulating atmosphere where young children can work, play, and discover. We strive to develop in the young child the ability to know him or herself, and thus provide the groundwork for each child to develop a positive self-image and become a happy, well-adjusted individual. Through a supportive, loving, and Christian environment, we hope to nurture an enthusiasm for the learning and love of God in each child. St. Patrick School serves students in preschool through grade eight. We are dedicated to providing quality education within a caring, Christian, family atmosphere.

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