Registration now open for the 2015-2016 school year!

The principal and staff of Saint Patrick School invite prospective families to tour our school!

This school year, we celebrate the 146th year of Saint Patrick School!  Located near downtown Portsmouth, our school has classic character with a historic feel.  Saint Patrick School, established in 1868, offers an outstanding education that combines Catholic tradition with academic excellence.  Caring, experienced, NH State Certified teachers provide a balanced curriculum that includes religion, art, music, physical education, technology and Spanish.  We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders and instill in students the value of service to others.

We would love for you to be part of the Saint Patrick School family!  Call the school or email Amanda Stewart for more information at

Saint Patrick School's 2nd Annual Clover Run Road Race is around the corner!

The principal, staff and Clover Run Road Race committee invite you to join us on Saturday, March 14th, at 10:30 AM for our 2nd Annual Clover Run Road Race!  The race will start and finish in downtown Portsmouth and all proceeds will go directly to St. Patrick School. 

Registration is only $20.00 and T-Shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants!  To register online, find out more information, join our training group on Saturday mornings or to become a possible sponsor, visit our website,, or contact Amanda Stewart at


Catholic Schools Week- 1/25 to 1/31!!

Schedule for the week

Students at Saint Patrick School are gearing up for next week when we celebrate Catholic Schools Week!  This year's theme is Catholic Schools, Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.  Students will not only participate in activities that exemplify this theme, but will also take part in several fun events that celebrate the school and its 146th year!



Saint Patrick School and Toyota of Portsmouth Car Raffle Winner 

Congratulations to the Vendola family for winning the 2015 Toyota Rav4!   The former Portsmouth Mayor, Ted Connors, won the second place prize which was an iPad!  The raffle drawing took place at Toyota of Portsmouth on Saturday, December 13th.  Many supporters of St. Pat's as well as other participants enjoyed Christmas music, treats, pizza and even met Santa!  Thank you to all of the participants and supporters of Saint Patrick School and Toyota of Portsmouth.  A special thank you to Jim Boyle, owner of Toyota of Portsmouth, for sponsoring and helping to coordinate this event!   


Saint Patrick School's 9th Annual Auction was a great success!

Friday, November 7th was Saint Patrick School's 9th annual auction.  Not only was it an evening complete with laughter, happiness, and great people, it was also a great success!  Due to the generous donors, community members and parents of St. Pat's, a grand total of over $70,000.00 was raised, exceeding last year's total!  Immediately following the auction, some last wish items were requested.  Within minutes, funds were raised to purchase Chromebooks, Chromebook carts, iPads, a SmartBoard and microscopes!  On behalf of all students and staff, I thank you for your support and we are very excited to receive our new devices.  Saint Patrick School is truly blessed to have such a wonderful, dedicated community and I am delighted to be a part of it. 


Congratulations to Dale Letourneau, parent of Simone in grade 5, for winning the wine raffle!


Of course, this success would not have been possible without the amazing auction committee who organized this event.  Shannon Bowser, Amy Leahy, Charlene Theriault, Sonja Baroni, thank you for your dedication, time, talents and support! 


2 yr old / early 3 yr old Play Group

Saint Patrick School is offering a free Play Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  See the flyer for more information.

Early Childhood / Preschool Program

There are places available in our Early Childhood- 3yr old, Pre-K and Kindergarten programs.  See the flyer for more information. 

Jr High Dresscode Changes

Jr High Dress Code Changes link

Open Enrollment in progress for 3 year olds through 8th Grade

To schedule a tour or for questions on enrollment please contact Amanda Stewart in our Admissions Department (603-436-0739).

Jr High Barnraising!

30 parents, students and community members gathered on August 2nd to clear and clean the convent and help to convert the building into classroom space.  Our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers.


Did you know that St. Patrick School has a facebook page? It is the perfect tool for connecting and communicating with parents, alumni and faculty. Link to Parent Facebook Group.


2014 Walk A Thon

The weather cooperated for us as the kids enjoyed a morning of running/walking, dancing and singing.  Thank you to all who sponsored the children of St. Pats.  The event brought in nearly $15K!  These funds are used to bridge the gap between the children's tuition and the actual cost to educate our students.

U.S. Bishops acknowledge and address Common Core concerns

“Catholic schools must consider standards that support the mission and purpose of the school as a Catholic institution,” states the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat of Catholic Education in a recent document answering frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Read more...

A Runner's Perspective on St. Pat's Clover Run 5K

A runner from Bedford, NH (Susan Vetters), gives her perspective on the March 15th race held in Portsmouth.

Second Trimester Honor Roll and Award winners

See the Honor Roll list and the Faith, Wisdom and Love Award winners for the Second Trimester. 

Clover Run 5K a Huge Success!

Thank you to our sponsors, the 400+ registered runners and our volunteers who helped make our inaugural race such a huge success! Read more...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to All!

Please enjoy the following article from St. Pats parent Jan Henderson:  "Where Every Day is St. Patrick's Day"

St. Pats 5th Grade Girls are Portsmouth League Champions!


Our St. Patrick School 5th Grade team captured the girls championship of the Portsmouth Elementary School basketball league with a 24-7 victory over Rye on Thursday (2/20/14) at the Connie Bean Community Center.  The school congratulates the team on an amazing season. 


What makes Catholic education special?

Saint Patrick School essay winners respond...

The Saint Patrick School Community thanks the Corpus Christi Parishioners

Saint Patrick School held it's annual Corpus Christi Parishioner "Partnership in Catholic Education" appeal in the Fall of 2013. The appeal asked parishioners to assist the "parish school" by sponsoring our students, faculty, student enrichment programs and/or utility costs for the 2013-14 school year. With Fr. Gary's support and blessing, the parishioners donated nearly $30K to the school. The school is blessed to have such generous support from our Parish Community. We thank you all!


5th Grade Class with donated winter gear.St. Pat's children collect winter gear for St. Vincent de Paul Society

During the four weeks of Advent, the students in Middle Meeting collected cold weather gear. The goal was to have one pair of gloves/mittens, one hat or one scarf from each student. The students surpassed their goal by leaps and bounds. In all, they were able to donate 113 items to the Exeter St. Vincent de Paul Society. Miss McNamara's (Technology Teacher) parents volunteer there and they said, "We had just given out the last of our supply and your gifts were a Godsend. Many children will be "warmer", because of your sacrifices." Nice work Grades 2,3,4 and 5!!!

Spelling Bee Event

St. Pats held their annual school bee on 1/8/14. The spelling bee is open to all students in grades 4-8. It is affiliated with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Each class has a preliminary bee and two finalists move on to the school bee. The winner was Maria Willerer. She will move on to the State Spelling Bee hosted by the Manchester Union Leader in Concord, NH in early March. Second place was Aidan Lena and third place was Isabella Marin. Finalists from the classes were: Grade 8: Emily Zaleski, Bella Pizza; Grade 7 Aidan Lena, Isabella Marin; Grade 6: Maria Willerer, Paul O'Brien; Grade 5: Grace Frazier, Patrick Reidy; Grade 4: Mia Clarizio, Dolly O'Brien.

K-Kids and Builders Club Members Collect Over $1700 for the Salvation Army

Students from the K-Kids and Builders Club were bell ringers for the Salvation Army on December 14th and 21st at the Portsmouth Walmart. Some of the students dressed up in elf costumes and sang Christmas carols while ringing the bell. The total amount collected over the two days was $1712! Thank you to all who volunteered!

Congratulations to the St. Pat’s winners of the Fosters Daily Democrat Showcase Art and Writing Contest!

Our winners this year are: Chase Bishop (grade 4 writing), Ryan Tobin (grade 5 art), Macy Shevlin (grade 7 writing) and Madelyn Baughn (grade 8 writing). Check out their winning submissions on Foster’s website! Thank you to all of the contestants who participated this year; your work is truly appreciated! Click here to read the article.

The Fifth Graders Presentation of Los Pasadas

Saint Patrick School's new Literary Magazine

Hot off the press...Check out the school's new literary magazine!

The new shed has arrived!

Funds for the new shed were collected at the 8th Annual Auction for Education during the "Last Wish". Thank you to all who donated funds for this much needed improvement.


2013 - First Trimester Scholastic, Faith, Wisdom and Love Awards

Please see the award winners. Congratulations on a great First Trimester!

Weekend Summary of St. Pat's 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Teams

The 5th Grade Boys getting geared up for the game...Here are the results from last weekend...summary

St. Pat's Kiwanis Kids Club receives it's official Charter

On Dec. 3rd, the St. Pats Chapter of the K-Kids received their official charter from The Seacoast Kiwanis Club (the sponsoring club). The club officers are: secretary Ben McFarland, treasurer John Paul Frasier, president Kieryn Hewitt, and vice president Abbi Marchand. For more information on this community service club, click here. All 3rd through 5th grade students are eligible to join.

Saint Patrick School Glee Club

Please click here to learn more about our new enrichment program for our Junior High Students. Boys and girls are welcome!

2013 Saint Patrick Students montage video

Please click here to see the 2013 photo compilation presented at the 8th Annual Auction for Education.

Funds generated from the 8th Annual Auction's "Last Wish" begin to bear fruit!

The school's 5th Eno board (electronic whiteboard) was installed in the 3rd Grade classroom on the evening of 11/14/13. The following morning, cheers and beaming faces were abundant from the 3rd and 4th grade students who will be sharing this new resource. These interactive boards have proven to be a fun and exciting way for the children to learn. Thank you to all who donated to the cause!