We took our children OUT of a nearby Catholic School because of social and educational reasons. We put them in St Pat's. BEST DECISION!! This is a small, close, family-centered atmosphere. I am Catholic and my husband is agnostic and we agree this is a great atmosphere. Respectful teachers who demand
... Read more the kids reach their potential. We had a problem with my son and we had a meeting with the principal immediately. Great response. Yes, some teachers are better than others -- as with any school. My son has gone on to a local Catholic High School and was well prepared for the rigorous academics. My daughter graduates from St Pat's next year and we will be very sad to bid farewell. Grateful we found this school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/19/14
Our kids have attended this school for a few years, parents are awesome, but our kids were not happy, to the point that several times our kids will come crying and scared, the mayority of teachers are overly authoritarian and have a tendency to bully the children, I volunteer frequently because I have
... Read more heard from the mouths of students how afraid they are oftheir teachers., Teachers are unwilling to spend the necessary one on one time with the kids when they need a little more attention to learn and develope, they seem to be more focus on punitive actions, they tend to label children early on, we have approach the principal several times to find out that no matter what she will support the teachers with out properly resolving the issues., there is a mayor campaign to collect money on top of tuition and church donations, you are better off in a public school the academics are fare (not good) but the emotional toll on kids is not worth it. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/12/12
My son has attended St Patricks since kindergarten and is now in the third grade. Every year I ask him if he wants to continue his education there or attend onother school in the area and every year he chooses St Patricks. Very telling in my opinion...
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Posted by a parent on 03/10/12
It's not really a Christ centered school, just a private school. Do not recommend if you are looking for a religious education.
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Posted by a parent on 03/04/12
St.Pats has always given my children a very loving and Christ- Centered area to learn.They have EXCELLENT teachers and a great Student Government ( ASB). My child is in his last year, his 8th grade year and has loved his schooling at St. Patrick Catholic School.
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Posted by a other on 06/27/11
OMG. Kids break bones here, and the bitter lunch ladies do nothing for the child, and the 1st grade teacher is so clueless, that she doesn't realize the 7 year old little kid has a BROKEN ARM. Don't have your child attend this school unless you want her to be around uncaring beasts.
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Posted by a other on 05/23/11
I have been very happy with St. Patrick School. One of my kids has graduated from St. Patrick's and gone on to high school very prepared for the acedemics. My kids are receiving a strong moral and catholic education as well. It's more like a family atmosphere than a school. Everyone comes together
... Read more when any family experiences a crisis. It's a beautiful environment. My kids never dealt with bullying at St.Pats. If there was unkind behavior it was nipped in the bud. In my experience, the few kids who claimed to be treated unkindly by classmates and left the school ended up BEING the students who were being unkind to other kids. The parents were snowed by them. That's my experience. I must say that no matter where you go you will have a teacher who doesn't fit you child along the way, another student you're child doesn't get along with, and a class that your child doesn't do well in. Everyone needs to find a good fit for their own family wherever that is. But, when considering a school, check it out for yourself before just taking someone elses opinion Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/07/11
This is our fourth year at St. Patricks and our children are thriving. The teachers are amazing and the families really care for one another. Every school has issues, but I have always taken them to the teacher or the administration and have been pleased with the response. Academically, these students
... Read more go on to Cathedral Catholic and Carlsbad High School continuing to excel in honors classes. The bar is raised high and students are expected to reach it. This school provides a wonderful Catholic Education and cares for all students. As a military family we are pleased at how we were welcomed on day one and how our children never felt like the new kids. Be an involved parent/family and you will not be disappointed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/06/11
Considerably better than the public schools in the area, especially Kelly Elementary School. Has an impressive computer lab and a second language is introduced in Kindergarten. Prospective parents consider that security at St. Pats is better than many of the local schools including Kelly Elementary.
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Carlsbad schools — St. Patrick School is located at 3820 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad CA 92008. 3820 Pio Pico Dr is in the 92008 ZIP code in Carlsbad, CA The school district for St. Patrick School is the Diocese Of San Diego. St. Patrick School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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