At Saint Patrick Academy, we offer innovation in academic enrichment, bringing incredible local programs and opportunities into the school day.
SPA STEM SEQUENCE
Saint Patrick Academy has partnered with New Heights to create an incredible 30-week long series of classes all focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These classes are exclusively for Grades 3-8 and include Makey Makey & Scratch, Humanoid Robotics with “NAO”, Engineering Challenges, Escape Room, and Build a Longboard.
New Heights brings high quality programs designed to unleash potential and open young minds to new possibilities. Saint Patrick Academy and New Heights are committed to working together to introduce students to new possibilities — revealing new pathways to help them find their true potential, and new opportunities for passion, curiosity, and reflection.
Saint Patrick Academy has a long history of offering Spanish class for our students. Most of our graduates go on to easily place into Spanish level 2 and are equipped for honors classes in high school. This year we are thrilled to continue our partnership with One World Language, who bring additional instructional resources and expertise in language education for our students. One World Language provides a unique model of immersion that has proven to be the most effective and quick way to learn a new language.
SPA Athletic Development
PJ Strebel has developed a unique program called Strength by Strebel. He will be piloting this program exclusively with Saint Patrick Academy’s middle school students. Through this strength and conditioning program, Mr. Strebel will teach the basic movement patterns of the human body, and create a foundation of strength training by learning proper form and technique. In addition, there will be a major focus on injury reduction and resiliency. The goal of the class will be for students to create an individualized training program which covers all of the basic human movement patterns. Additionally, we offer a three season Athletic Program for students in grade 4 through 8.
Music & Art & Drama
Saint Patrick Academy puts a premium on the development of the whole person. Music and Art are essential to the growth of our children’s perspective and imagination. Along with music recitals, weekly piano lessons, the painting of icons, concerts and impromptu art shows, each spring, we have a major drama production.
Through the practice of art and music we continually receive lessons learned from every success or mistake. The process of looking and listening for beauty, creating with love, and expressing with meaning connects students to the wonders that God has created for them.
Elementary Physical Education
Elementary students (PS-4) have weekly physical education classes that expose them to a variety of formal and informal physical activities, games, and sports.
Saint Patrick Academy boasts a three-season robust Athletic Program. Learn more.
- Middle School Soccer (coed) – Seacoast New Hampshire League
- Middle School Basketball (Boys) – Great Eastern New Hampshire League
- Middle School Basketball (Girls) – Great Eastern New Hampshire League
- Elementary Basketball (Girls) – Portsmouth Elementary Basketball League
- Elementary Basketball (Boys) – Portsmouth Elementary Basketball League