St. Patrick School
This spring, Saint Patrick School announced their plans to open a new, state-of-the-art Catholic school facility in Portsmouth. As part of the move, Saint Patrick School will be renamed Saint Patrick Academy and transition from a parochial school to an independent Catholic school run by the lay board of directors from the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation.
The new school facility will be located on the community campus in Portsmouth. The foundation has been collaborating with a team of architects and educational space planners to ensure the new school building is designed to support a project-based learning environment and individualized learning plans for each student. The school will have access to playing fields, tennis courts, and nature trails on the campus.
HISTORY OF SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL
St. Pat's was founded in 1868 by the Sister's of Mercy as a parish school associated with St. Mary Church. A few years later, the church burnt down, and was rebuilt and renamed Immaculate Conception, and the school was named Saint Patrick School at that time.