Academics

The faculty at St. Patrick School is devoted to academic excellence, Catholic traditions, and instilling a lifelong love of learning in our students. Our teachers and staff collaborate to ensure that students receive the attention they need to be successful, and our curriculum is designed to challenge and nurture promising minds.

We are fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and we align our curriculum with National and California State Standards. Student collaboration, active learning, and differentiated instruction foster optimal and varied learning experiences.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Specialist Teachers in Science, Math, Art, Music, P.E., Computers, and Spanish
  • Learning Resource Specialist for Enrichment Instruction
  • School Counselor with Social and Emotional Curriculum

Auxiliary Programs

  • Renaissance Learning Programs: Math and Reading
  • Sacramental Preparations: Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation
  • Supplemental Online Math Programs: Mathletics, IXL, Accelerated Math
  • Supplemental Online Reading Programs: Kids A to Z, Accelerated Reader
  • Supplemental P.E. Programs: Line Dancing, Archery, Tennis, Yoga, and Seasonal Sports

Events and Activities

  • Annual Speech Contest
  • Annual Math Day
  • Annual Spelling Bee
  • Field Trips
  • Outdoor Education Experiences
  • Yosemite Excursion

Fine Arts

  • Musical Instrument Instruction: Recorders, Ukuleles, and Xylophones
  • School Choir and Archdiocese Choral Festival
  • Art Instruction using various mediums

Science & Technology

  • Science using Hands-On Investigations and Experiments
  • Lego Mindstorms Robotics
  • Technology Infrastructure: ChromeBook Carts, MacBook Carts, iPad Cart, Google Apps for Education, Document Cameras, Classroom Projectors and Apple TVs, 3D Printers
  • Digital Citizenship using Common Sense Education

Community Programs

  • Student Clans lead by 8th Grade Students
  • Student Buddy Program (7th Grade & Kindergarten, 4th Grade & 1st Grade)
  • “Kids Who Care” Student-Led Food Donation Program
  • Lenten Lunches for the St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Service Projects: School-wide, and 7th and 8th grade Service Program
  • Parish-School Connections: Altar Serving, Christ the King Pancake Breakfast, Monthly Family Mass, Local Community Toy Drive