Why Saint Patrick Academy?
Saint Patrick Academy is a Catholic school that fosters a love for the good, the true, and the beautiful. Students in preschool through eighth grade receive a truly joyful, and holistic education.
We offer a personalized quest for students to become the best version of themselves. With an ideal student-to-teacher ratio, standardized test scores in the top 15%, and a joyful culture that encourages the practice of virtue, SPA offers the most rigorous and exciting private K-8 program on the New Hampshire Seacoast.
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Our school is rich in community and offers a unique education; one that takes into account the whole person. If you’re interested in your child attending, schedule a tour of our Portsmouth, NH campus with our Director of Admissions and complete the New Student application. After applying for admission, families receive a conditional acceptance and are asked to register. Our non-refundable registration fee is $200 per student or $350 per family.
We accept students on a rolling basis and when we are full, we start a waitlist. We expect there to be waitlists for the 2019-20 school year. If you have been waitlisted, you will receive a call from our Director of Admissions within 3 business days of your application. At that time, you may choose to have your fee refunded or to stay on our waitlist in the order that you applied.
Please note, if you wish to remain on our waitlist, we will retain your registration fee until a spot opens. If a spot does not open, we will issue a refund of your fee in August 2019.
Tours + Shadow Days
Saint Patrick Academy invites you to join us for a tour to see how our faith and academic philosophies translate into teaching strategies, activities and the advancement of our students.
Tours are available by appointment.
In addition, we are happy to arrange a Shadow Day so that your child can experience our welcoming community and meet our wonderful teachers.
Please let us know the best way for us to welcome your family!
Saint Patrick Academy Tuition
After you apply and register, our Business Manager will draft a Tuition Agreement and an Enrollment Contract for your family. All families who are setting up bi-annual or monthly payments must set up a FACTS Tuition Management Account for making payments to the Academy. Those wishing to pay in full do not need to set up a FACTS account.
WAIT LIST POLICY
For the 2019-20 School Year, we expect there to be waitlists. If you have been waitlisted, you will receive a call from our Director of Admissions within 3 business days of your application. At that time, you may choose to have your fee refunded or to stay on our waitlist in the order that you applied.
If you wish to be on our waitlist, we will retain your registration fee until a spot opens or if a spot does not open, we will issue a refund of your fee in August 2019
5 Days | half and full day
Pre-School & Pre-Kindergarten
5 half days or full days are available
To learn more about our tuition rates for our Pre-School & Pre-Kindergarten programs, please contact us for more information.
*Half Day Dismissal is at 11:30am Non-refundable Registration Fee: $200 per student or $350 per family
5 full days
To learn more about our tuition rates for the Kindergarten program, please contact us for more information.
First – Eighth
5 Full Days
To learn more about our tuition rates for Grades 1-8, please contact us for more information.
Saint Patrick Academy understands how difficult it can be for parents to provide a private Catholic education for their children. We continue to work to keep tuition as low as possible, and provide financial assistance for families.
To apply for Financial Aid and the Children’s Scholarship fund, please fill out a FACTS Financial Aid Application online.
Please know that we care about you, your family and your unique situation. It is our goal to make Catholic education affordable for you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Regarding the Supported Rate
Since Saint Patrick School has transitioned to a private Catholic school in the State of New Hampshire, thus, the Diocesan Supported Rate no longer applies. We feel blessed to be able to offer generous amounts of Financial Aid to families in need. If money is an issue, please let us know by applying for Financial Aid via FACTS.
NH Children’s Scholarship Fund
The Children’s Scholarship Fund’s New Hampshire program provides scholarships to empower low-income New Hampshire families to choose the schools that best fit their children’s needs, regardless of their income or zip code.
To learn more or apply for your child, click the button below.