St. Patricks Episcopal Day School
EMPLOYER PROFILE
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St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School is a coeducational parish day school enrolling approximately 510 students in Nursery School through Grade 8. Located on two campuses in a largely residential section of northwest Washington, DC. St. Patrick's seeks to educate young people who will grow in intellectual and academic competence, personal integrity, openness to change, commitment to service, and confident and ethical involvement in the world.

A faculty, staff, and administration of more than 100 work across our three divisions, each with its own Division Head. Among the faculty are specialists in learning resources, religion, Spanish, science, art, music, and physical education who work closely with classroom teachers to support and enrich student learning.

St. Patrick's professional culture values on-going growth and development through faculty leadership on important initiatives such as the school's Equity Committee, participation in conferences and workshops, faculty study grants, and access to a master's degree program. 

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St. Patrick’s students come from all over the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Twenty-three percent of the student body self-identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian-American, or multiracial.


Enrollment

St. Patrick’s is an Episcopal, co-educational, Nursery-Grade 8 school that enrolls approximately 510 students in three divisions:

Nursery School (Nursery and PK): Nursery, 2 sections; PK, 3 sections
Lower School (Kindergarten-Grade 3): 3 sections per grade
Upper School (Grades 4-6): 3 sections per grade 
(Grades 7-8): Students grouped in advisories

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Nursery School: 8:30 am–noon, with an optional afternoon program until 2:50 pm, except Friday
Lower School: 8:15 am–2:50 pm 
Upper School:
Grades 4-6— 8:05 am—2:50 pm
Grades 7-8—8:05 am—4:15 pm (daily, except Thursday); Thursday, 3:15 pm dismissal

Early Arrival: Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 can begin arriving at 7:30 am. Nursery School students can begin arriving at 8:00 am.

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The settings for our program include facilities on two campuses (Whitehaven and MacArthur) featuring three science labs, three libraries, three art studios, four music rooms, a gymnasium and performance center, a mini-gym for early childhood classes, three playgrounds, and a playing field.  Our third campus (Foxhall) features a regulation turf athletic field and stadium complex.


Lunch

St. Patrick’s has a catered hot lunch program for Kindergarten through Grade 8. Typically students have a hot (meat and vegetarian) entrée option, cold cuts, salad bar, dessert, and fresh fruit daily. The School Nurse works closely with our caterer to accommodate children with food allergies.

Faculty

St. Patrick’s has 80 full-and part-time teachers. The average tenure is eight years. Approximately 75% of teaching faculty have advanced degrees.

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The Head of School, Assistant Head of School/Head of Upper School, and Assistant Head of Upper School/Director of Secondary School Placement play important guidance and advocacy roles for Grade 6 and Grade 8 students throughout the placement process. They conduct meetings for parents of those students to outline available secondary school options, pointing out some of the differences among them; suggest questions to consider in relation to a specific child and his/her family; recommend a timetable for the process of investigation and application; and assiduously follow up with other schools on all applications.  For more information about placement results, click here.

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COMPANY INFORMATION
Organization Name: St. Patricks Episcopal Day School
Address 1: 4700 Whitehaven Parkway, NW
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Washington, District of Columbia  20007
 
Type: Private
Number of Students: 511
Lowest Grade: n
Highest Grade: 8
 
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