St. Patrick Catholic School
About St. Patrick Catholic School
Saint Patrick Catholic School is a private school in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As your partner in early education, our goal is to guide and nurture your child’s academic, social and spiritual development. Embracing the Catholic faith, we foster respect and kindness, we encourage individualism and inspire leadership throughout their journey to becoming responsible young adults.
Saint Patrick Catholic School offers preschool and kindergarten through 8th grade education.
We like to think of our preschool program as one giant ball of playdough. It is impressionable and developmentally appropriate providing a model of education that is tangible and experienced-based. This program is aimed at educating and molding the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. But the biggest ingredient is FUN, after all, these little minds need to establish a lifelong love of learning.
Children work cooperatively in their learning communities as they explore, investigate, question, predict, and research topics of interest. Instruction is differentiated to meet the individual and unique needs of each child. Creativity and constant interaction make this one of the most adorable classes at Saint Patrick School.
All lower school classes are self-contained with daily instruction in primary academic subjects including; spelling, literature, science, mathematics, language arts, social studies and penmanship. 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. Cursive handwriting is taught beginning in 2nd grade.
All students receive religious instruction with focus on the Catholic faith and values with their application in everyday life. Art, music, drama, physical education, technology, and Spanish language studies provide varied opportunities for students to explore areas of interest and further develop their skills and talents.
The middle school students at Saint Patrick School receive daily instruction in:
Religion, language arts, literature, and spelling.
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)
Earth Science– grade 6
Life Science – grade 7
Physical 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 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. Upon graduation, our students are well prepared for what their future holds.
St. Patrick Catholic School
9151 Ely’s Ford Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407