A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Saint Patrick Catholic School. Together with Saint Patrick Catholic Church, we pride ourselves in being a welcoming community with active parent and parishioner participation.



Catholic Community

We are a faith-filled Catholic community that embraces our Catholic heritage as integral to our mission.

Academically Rich Community

We are an academically rich community that nurtures students while pursuing academic excellence through our challenging programs and devoted teachers.

Loving & Compassionate Community

We are a loving and compassionate community that values honesty, respect, and service to others.

Over 120-Year Tacoma Tradition

St. Pat’s has a long tradition of providing a formative education to the children in North Tacoma. What was started by the Tacoma Dominican Sisters over 120 years ago is now a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade community (primary through middle school) staffed by committed teachers with specialties in literacy, music, art and physical education as well as Spanish and technology.

Preparation for High School and Life

There is a breadth and depth to our curriculum that builds on preceding years – ultimately preparing students for entry into college-prep high schools. We want our students to be formed with a strong Christian faith by adults who nurture their souls.

The St. Pat’s community is devoted to our students to help them develop into active Christians, active learners, effective communicators and responsible citizens.

We welcome people of all faiths to join us or partner with us for the Greater Glory of God.

Chris Gavin
Principal