St. Patrick Catholic School opened its doors on August 25, 1993, as Principal Mary Beth Bowling warmly greeted 220 students and 18 staff for their first day in the new school. That initial year included one class each of kindergarten through fifth grades and a split classroom of sixth and seventh grades. However, it wasn’t long before St. Patrick would outgrow its ten-classroom home. Today, the school serves over 660 students with three classes at each grade level, one junior kindergarten class and 4 Preschool classes.
Saint Patrick Catholic School currently sits in the same location it did when it was originally built in 1993. In August 1996 an addition was built, named after Bill Miles (Miles Hall) who was significant in the founding and development of our parish and school. This four-story, 17 classroom facility housed the entire school and parish religion education programs, with 405 students and 30 staff members.
In 2001, a third addition was complete and included the beautiful new church space, the Middle School Commons and a large gymnasium and stage. The school added a library, an art room, a science lab, a music and drama room, two faculty lounges, kitchen facilities and a full service cafeteria. The original church space was dedicated to Rev. Jack Schindler and is now known as Schindler Hall, hosting a variety of activities.
Other additions include a state of the art Media Studio, a large new playground, a technology center and in 2020, the Learning Commons in the Middle School was completed. In January 2021, a beautiful new Preschool wing was completed (amidst a pandemic) and includes 4 large classrooms with both full and half day classes as well as their own after school care. A new technology center and a Maker's Space Lab round out the current expansions.
St. Patrick Catholic School has much to be grateful for and couldn't be where we are today without the full support and commitment from our parish community, a legacy of dedicated parents and amazing students and a faculty/staff that have forged the path for us to succeed.