Academics

The academic program at Saint Patrick School accommodates children of varying scholastic levels, enabling our students to build a foundation of basic skills, improve their knowledge and appreciation of academic content areas, and develop personal and social responsibility, critical thinking skills, and a desire and love for learning. In doing so, the faculty emphasizes a firm foundation in disciplined learning, exemplary academic standards, and skills that challenge and prepare students for higher education.

Preschool Program

The Preschool 3 classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 8:10 AM – 11:15 PM. The Preschool 4 classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  You may choose half-day preschool 4 class from 8:10 – 11:30 AM or all day preschool 4 class from 8:10 AM – 3:10 PM.

For more information about either of these programs, please contact the school office at 540-786-2277.

Kindergarten – Grade 5

Our school day is 8:10 AM – 3:10 PM for grades K-8.  In the elementary school grades, students acquire daily instruction in the primary academic subjects, including reading, spelling, penmanship, literature, science, mathematics, language arts, and social studies. Our reading curriculum involves a combination of teaching methods including phonics, letter and word recognition, and decoding strategies to accommodate a diversity of learning styles.

Grades 6 – 8

The middle school students at Saint Patrick School receive daily instruction in reading, spelling, literature, and language arts. In addition, mathematics, science, and social studies instruction vary by grade, as follows:

  • Pre-Algebra – grades 7 and 8
  • Algebra I – grades 7 and 8 (potential for high school credit)
  • Geometry – grade 8 (potential for high school credit)
  • Spanish (grades 6-8) (potential for high school credit)
  • Physical Science – grade 6
  • Life Science – grade 7
  • Earth Science – grade 8
  • Western Civilization/ Ancient History – grade 6
  • U.S. History (Revolution to the Civil War) – grade 7
  • U.S. History (Civil War to present) – grade 8

In addition to the core curriculum, all students are required to take classes in Spanish art, music, physical education, library and computer skills (K-5), and computer technology(6-8).

We also encourage and assist students to apply for acceptance into local private high schools or the Governor’s School program through the local public school program.