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Philosophy & Mission

St. Patrick Catholic School is a faith-based environment that offers a rigorous academic curriculum focused on the students’ present and future success.

St. Patrick is a learning environment open to children and families of all races and creeds within the community. We seek to give our students a variety of learning experiences which root them in Jesus’ message which is that they are loved and respected.

We believe:

  • Each child is unique, special and precious, not only in the sight of God, but also to us. Each child has the basic right to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion by both peers and persons in authority. Reverence for life must be experienced by students; this leads to the development of a sense of justice tempered with mercy. Instilling the value of compassion for persons and places will influence their relationships, both now and in the future.
  • Children with positive self-images are less likely to exhibit prejudice and more likely to achieve success in whatever endeavors they undertake.
  • Active participation of parents and guardians is absolutely essential in the education experience, because they serve as their children’s primary role models.
  • Education of the total person is a necessity. We therefore consider the spiritual, emotional, physical development of our students and attempt to provide them with opportunities to work, learn and play together in a nurturing environment.
  • Our students are a vital part of the future of our world. We expect them to become goal oriented, responsible individuals whose values, ideas and actions will lead their generation in making our world a better place to live. We believe all of this reflects the 4-fold dimensions of Catholic Education: message, community, service, and liturgy.


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St. Patrick Catholic School

1800 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62703

Phone: (217) 523-7670


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