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Today, SPA remains a mission-driven school anchored on the truths of the Catholic Faith and provides students and families with excellence in both spiritual formation and academics. The goal is to inspire children to be fully alive in a perfect union of mind and heart. Students come to see that they are made in the image and likeness of a God who loves them. This love, which resides at the center of the curriculum, then becomes the source of students’ confidence, trust, and joy, shaping their souls and freeing them to live a happy life.
Schools that set a strong foundation in the Catholic Faith, virtue, academic excellence and service to others are becoming rare. Our students couldn’t thrive without the generosity of Saint Patrick Academy supporters throughout the years, and we’re always grateful to receive donations and financial support.
Your donation to the SPA Annual Fund ensures that we are able to offer a life-changing education to all.
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Sister Mary Jo Walsh Scholarship
Sister Mary Jo was born March 8, 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 received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and then her Master’s 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 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 Kelley Ryan, daughter of Gene and Dee Ryan, who passed away tragically from a car accident on May 13, 1988. Kelley 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.
Joanne V. Schepis Stone Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is to honor the memory of Joanne V. Schepis Stone, daughter of N. Paul and Carole Schepis.
These funds provide a $2,000 annual scholarship for families in need.
Jay and Mary Pat Gibson Scholarship
The Jay and Mary Pat Gibson Scholarship provide an annual scholarship on a yearly basis to a student in need.
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Contact us if you would like to create or designate your own scholarship.
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