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 470 students in Nursery School to 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.

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

Enrollment
St. Patrick’s is a coeducational, Episcopal, Nursery-Grade 8 school that enrolls approximately 470 students in three divisions: 
Nursery School (Nursery and PK): Nursery (three-year-olds and young four-year-olds), 2 sections; PK (four-year-olds and young five-year-olds), 3 sections
Lower School (Kindergarten-Grade 3): 3 sections per grade
Upper School (Grades 4 and 5): 3 sections per grade;  (Grades 6-8): Students grouped in advisories

Hours
Nursery School:  For Nursery: 8:30 am–noon, with an optional afternoon program until 2:50 pm, except Friday; for PK: 8:30 am to 2:50 pm, except Friday (noon dismissal with Nursery)
Lower School: 8:15 am–2:50 pm 
Upper School: Grades 4 and 5 — 8:05 am—2:50 pm; Grades 6-8 — 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.

Campus The settings for our program include academic facilities on two campuses (Whitehaven Campus and MacArthur Campus) featuring four 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 Campus) features a regulation turf athletic field and stadium complex.

Lunch St. Patrick’s has a catered hot lunch program for Kindergarten to 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 85% of our head teachers have advanced degrees.

Secondary School Placement 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 graduating 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.  

Financial Aid St. Patrick's has a generous, need-based, Financial Aid Program that provides assistance to approximately 25% of our population. Our Financial Aid Program has, for many years, assisted families with moderate to significant need.

 
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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: 470
Lowest Grade: n
Highest Grade: 8
 

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