I have three children at St. Patrick School - 1st grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade. All three have had outstanding teachers who have challenged them academically and served as excellent Christian role models. They've also benefited from having technology, music and art classes as a part of their weekly
... Read more class schedules starting in PreK. Not only is St. Patrick a great value, but also a great community! Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/25/13
There are some good teachers at this school. However because of a weak administration there are also some teachers who are out of control. This lack of leadership has emboldened these disgruntled teachers and they have spread their negativity like a cancer throughout this community. Even going so
... Read more far as to actively pull parents into their drama. It is very sad. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/21/13
I have two daugters at St Pat's . one going into 4th Grade and other other Kintergarten. They both started in the Pre-K program and have LOVED it. Everyyear we are so pleased withe teacher and classroom environment we expect a let down and yet the next year is just as good!. The girls get a solid
... Read more Catholic Education with a community of students, families and teachers that really care about them. I can not say enough about the quality of the program Spanish, Technology, even my picky eaters have expanded their pallete because of the lunchroom. Saint Patrick Catholic School is a great value and great gift to your children. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/19/13
After several years at st. Pats, we had to leave. The bullying, teasing because of a stuttering just were too much to take. Nothing happening to the children in question, and the knowledge of what was happening was at the forefront. To bring a psychologist in the 6th grade to address multiple nasty
... Read more issues was NOT the answer, and tossing the bad apples was needed. When that didn't happen, we left. Know that leadership is challenging here, but your big fat check will cover your poorly behaved child. So sad that ghosts still plaque my two. (Both 4.0 kids). Being a native to the north end is always helpful, tolerance to southern accents and being different not embraced. Sad, this is not representative of the faith, nor the parish. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/12
There are many caring, excellent teachers at St. Pat's who are truly interested in their students' development and success. Unfortunately, some of the parents make it very difficult for the teachers to do their jobs. There is grade inflation in the middle school because some parents of students who struggle
... Read more academically bully and harrass the teachers extensively. Some parents feel their child deserves an "A" simply because they are paying tuition, even though their child hasn't done the work necessary to earn an honest "A". Teachers who stand up for academic honesty get bombarded by the parents. There is also much disrespectful behavior from students towards teachers and towards other students. The principal and teachers are working hard to make positive changes, but some of the parents are resisiting, and a few are downright mean. Overall, for the preschool and elementary programs, I highly recommend St. Pat's. For 7th and 8th grade, if you want your child to get mostly A's to get into a private high school, then St. Pat's is a good choice. If your priority is the quality of what they actually learn rather than the grade, then this school would probably not be a great choice. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 06/23/12
My child came to St. Patrick School 10 years ago in the all-day pre-school program. I knew he would be happy here from the first day when he met his teacher and said she reminded him of a grandma with soft cheeks. The nuturing and faith filled environment has given him a safe place to learn and grow
... Read more up. This is his 8th grade year and even though he is excited to go on to highschool, he will miss the community he has grown up with. Thank you St. Pats for 10 AWESOME years of fun and learning! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/26/11
This school is in a transition phase (or at least we hope it is). There are a handful of exceptional teachers who not only command the respect of the students, but are doing an outstanding job of teaching the curriculum appropriate for their grade level. Unfortunately, these teachers can't make up
... Read more for the environment of academic deficiency which has sadly become acceptable at the school (as evidenced by weak standardized test scores). There is also a sense of entitlement among the parents and students at the school which makes the social environment unpleasant for many. There is a general lack of discipline and respect among the students. Efforts by teachers and staff to instill discipline have been ineffective, largely because they don't have the support of the parents (many of whom send their children to the school to "keep up with the Joneses"). If you're looking for Christian values, you'll find them only in a very small percentage of children and parents at this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/01/11
My daughter attended her first year in 1st grade, really thrived at this school (2008-09). Staff and teachers are very responsive to any concerns we had. Parent/community involvement was very high. This school showed how a positive experience with education CAN foster a love of learning in a child.
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Posted by a parent on 08/21/09
WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN. Our children have been at St. Pats for a number of years and have found the administrative staff to always be responsive to any concerns that we have had. The school community is fabulous and students are treated with great care and attention. We parents, too, have always
... Read more had our questions answered candidly and honestly. There is no better school ANYWHERE! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/20/08
We've been at St. Pat's four years now and, unfortuneately we noticed a decline in administrative concerns over major family concerns. In particular the WASL test scores for last years 4th graders was only at 50% pass. Nothing has been done by admin to rectify or answer questions as to why the school
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Tacoma schools — St. Patrick School is located at 1112 N G St, Tacoma WA 98403. 1112 N G St is in the 98403 ZIP code in Tacoma, WA The school district for St. Patrick School is the Archdiocese Of Seattle. St. Patrick School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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