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. 

St. Patrick School Current Logo

St. Patrick School Current Logo

This new model of Catholic school governance will help us to ensure the continuation of Catholic education in Portsmouth, securing the future of a history that goes back to 1868 when the first parochial school in the city was founded.
— Fr. Gary Belliveau, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish
This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a world-class Catholic school facility in one of the greatest cities in the world that carries on the traditions built over the last almost 150 years at Saint Patrick School. We intend to uphold and build upon the Catholic values of Saint Patrick School to prepare students to be compassionate, responsible, faith-filled and empowered to make a difference in the world today.
— Jim Broom, Founder of the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation

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. 

Students outside St. Patrick School 

Students outside St. Patrick School