Saint Patrick Academy’s greatest assets are the children and families we serve. We promote their intellectual and spiritual growth through the teachings of Jesus Christ. We empower our children with the tools to become strong Catholics: secure in their faith, secure in their education, and secure in their future.

How does the Saint Patrick Academy Scholarship Program work? 

Families who desire financial assistance must fill out a Financial Aid application via FACTS, which is then reviewed for any scholarship consideration. If a family qualifies for a particular scholarship, they will be notified by our Business Manager. Scholarships are for a one-year period and families will need to re-apply each year.

Sister Mary Jo Walsh Scholarship

Sister Mary Jo was born March 08, 1934. She was one of three children of Thomas Joseph and Helen (Horgan) Walsh of Everett, MA. Spending most of her youth visiting her sister (Sister Helen Mary – Sisters of Providence), Mary Jo knew that she wanted to also be a nun. Sister Mary Jo graduated received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and then her Masters Degree in Administration at Notre Dame University.

Sister Mary Jo entered religious life at 19 years old in 1953, and took her Final Vows in 1960 at 26. Sister Mary Jo spent most of her life teaching and serving as a principal. She died peacefully in her home at age 82 on Thursday, October 13, 2016.  

  • The purpose of this designated fund is to provide tuition assistance and other necessities to children from Portsmouth attending Saint Patrick Academy. 

Ryan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to honor the memory of Kelly Ryan, daughter of Gene and Dee Ryan, who passed away tragically from a car accident on May 13, 1988.  Kelly was an alumna of Saint Pat’s and her memory endures. Please pray for her! 

  • These funds provide an annual scholarship on a yearly basis for families in need