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St. Patricks Episcopal Day School
4700 Whitehaven Parkway, NW    
Washington, District of Columbia  20007  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day n 8 475 students


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St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School is a coeducational parish day school enrolling approximately 475 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 - Nursery School, Lower School, and Middle School - 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 ongoing 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-five percent of the student body self-identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian-American, or multiracial.

St. Patrick’s is a coeducational, Episcopal, Nursery-Grade 8 school that enrolls approximately 475 students in three divisions: 
Nursery School (Nursery and PK): Nursery (three-year-olds and young four-year-olds), 1 section; PK (four-year-olds and young five-year-olds), 2 sections
Lower School (Kindergarten-Grade 5): 3 sections per grade
Middle School (Grades 6-8): Students grouped in advisories

(Hours/days below do not reflect changes made due to the coronavirus pandemic.)
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 
Middle School: 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 and a garden and outdoor learning space.

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, Associate Head of School/Head of Middle School, and Assistant Head of Middle 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.

Diversity Mission Statement
Mission Statement for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

The work of equity and justice must be at the heart of an Episcopal parish day school education. St. Patrick’sEpiscopal Day School’s determination to promote equity and justice, diversity, and inclusion proceeds from twofundamental ideas: First, that every individual has infinite value as a child of God and, second, that we come tounderstand the world more fully through others. As such, our community is committed to exploring, understanding,and honoring the multiplicity of human experiences and identities that enrich our lives, including differences inbelief, ethnicity, race, culture, country of origin, economic background, age, family configuration, sexualorientation, gender identity and expression, and ability. It is within a diverse and inclusive community that iswelcoming and safe for all participants that we are best able to develop the skills necessary to be actively engagedand to thrive in an interconnected world, to understand other perspectives, to address bias, to oppose prejudice, andto promote justice.