SAINT PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL College Preparatory
Students Where are you going?
The faculty, staff and I would like to invite you to experience Saint Patrick
High School! You are looking at a school with a tradition of excellence
developed by a staff of highly qualified teachers willing to work with you to
improve your academic achievement and become an effective citizen.
At Saint Patrick, we are able to offer a highly rigorous classroom,
outstanding extra-curricular opportunities, and teachings rooted in
the message of St. John Baptist de La Salle that aid our students in
experiencing academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
I look forward to welcoming you to our Shamrock family.
Saint Patrick High School:
The Smarter Decision
You are about to make one of the most important
decisions of your young life: choosing a high school that
will bring new experiences, new friendships, and prepare
you for your future.
Will the high school you choose provide an
education that is engaging, personalized and
specially tailored to your abilities to make you a
better student, prepared to take on college and
the world? Saint Patrick will.
At Saint Patrick, we offer three unique learning programs customized
to your abilities, including:
The Academy Scholars Program for students who are extremely high
performers and on an accelerated learning track.
The College Prep De LaSalle Program is our college preparatory
program that paves the way for admission into top universities and
colleges across the country.
The College Prep Phoenix Program gives students the necessary
skills to develop their natural abilities, so they can transition into the
De LaSalle Program.
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Will you learn with some of the latest technology?
You will at Saint Patrick, the very first school
in the Chicago Archdiocese to introduce an iPadlearning
Your family will
“Using iPads in the classroom on a daily basis provides our
students with many tools to enhance their learning. iPads
help our students become better organized, provide them with
highly engaging classwork, and allow them to dive deeper
into their studies than ever before.”
— MATT MONROE, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER
Will you earn college credits while in high
school? You can at Saint Patrick.
At Saint Patrick, qualified students with high academic abilities or interests
are placed in the Academy Scholars Program. Incoming freshman are
placed based upon their entrance exam scores and their performance
at the elementary school level. Through this innovative program, at the
beginning of junior year, students have the opportunity to earn college
credits through the PACC and AP programs.
The Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC) is a partnership with
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota through which Saint Patrick students
can dually enroll in select classes for college credit at a significantly reduced
cost. And the credits are transferable to most universities in the nation.
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) consists of courses that are
also taught at the college level. At the end of the year, students have the
option of taking the AP exam. Based upon exam scores, students may
be awarded college credit.
Now available for dedication to scholarship: moola!
All students testing at 98% or above on the Placement Exam will receive
the International Lasallian Award for Academic Excellence in the amount
of $5,000. Students testing between 95-97% will receive the Saint Patrick
Academic Achievement Award in the amount of $3,000.
Academic Legacy Scholarships are also available to sons and grandsons
of Saint Patrick alumni who test at the following percentiles on the
At or above 90%: $3,500 At or above 75%: $2,000 All others who test: $1,000
For In 2012-2013, 2013–14, Saint Patrick is was proud proud to grant to grant more more than than $160,000 $160,000 in academic in
scholarships. academic scholarships. All scholarships All scholarships are renewable are renewable annually based annually on based the student on the
meeting student meeting the required the required academic academic qualifications. qualifications. Only students Only students who
who test at test Saint at Saint Patrick Patrick High High School School on January on January 11, 2014 11, 2014 are eligible. are eligible.
Will 100% of your class graduate, and most go
on to college? They will at Saint Patrick.
At Saint Patrick, 100% of our students graduate and 98% go on to college.
Our graduates attend some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities,
including the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Ohio State
University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
“My teachers and coaches at St. Pat’s pushed me to my full
potential on a daily basis. I can confidently say that I head
to Brown University ready to take on the next step in my life”
— STEVE GALIARDO ’13
Will the school you choose have the benefits
of a single-sex education? Saint Patrick does.
Our single sex environment allows you to be yourself on a daily basis.
Girls participate in theatre, cheer teams, fine arts, and dance programs.
Saint Patrick High School:
The Safer Decision
Will the high school you choose have a policy
of no gangs, no drugs, and no bullies?
Will the school have random drug testing that
makes it easier for you to say no to drugs?
Saint Patrick will.
Saint Patrick = No drugs, gangs, or bullies.
Mandatory drug testing gives you an easy reason to just say no.
“The special thing about St. Pat’s is the family atmosphere. You
always feel safe because you know that everyone in the building
truly cares about you.” — MIKE WARNER ’14
Saint Patrick High School:
The Stronger Decision
Will the high school you choose give you the
opportunity to grow academically, physically, and
socially? Saint Patrick will.
Learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and love of the game.
16 varsity sports allow you to be a part of a winning program.
“Getting involved is something that St. Pat’s preaches and
something that most Shamrocks take to heart. The coaches
here care about you and prepare you for success on and
off the court.” — NICK COLEMAN ’15
We have 30 diverse activities, there is something for you at Saint Patrick.
Academic Team Art Club Book Discussion Group Chess Club
Drama Club Drum Line Eucharistic Ministry Foreign Language
Clubs Jazz Band Lasallian Youth Letterman Club Math Club
Men’s Chorus Model United Nations National Honor Society
Percussion Ensemble School Newspaper Science Club
Set and Lighting Design Shamrock Council Shamrock News
Network Shamrocks For Life STRIKER Robotics Student
Activities Thespian Society TV Production Yearbook
Will the high school you choose be faith and
values-based, arming you to succeed and
overcome some of the most pressing challenges
you’ll face in life? Saint Patrick will.
Catholic tradition and Lasallian values.
The shamrock experience transforms our students into responsible
281 units of blood during
drives, saving a total of
St. Pat’s is annually in the
in donations to the
Walter Payton Toy Drive.
Teaching based on the vision and
spirituality of Saint John Baptist
de La Salle
Living the Institute’s mission for
more than three centuries
Centering on Catholic values and
Leading with De La Salle
Christian Brothers and Lasallian
Advancing innovations in teaching,
technology and scholarship