About Us

Our History

St. Patrick School has a rich and storied history dating back to 1888. The parish had been serving the growing Catholic members of Troy for more than a quarter of a century when they planned for the construction of a new elementary school just north of the church on Crawford Street. It became a commanding two-story building with grades 6, 7, and 8 on the first floor, and grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 on the second floor. The top floor was shared with the Sisters of the Precious Blood that taught at the school. This “red brick school” served the parish well. The cost to build the school was $2,661.84

“St. Patrick Free School”, as it was called, opened with nearly 50 students. Operating expenses were met through an assessment of $2.40 from each parishioner over the age of 16. The word “free” was appropriate because there was no tuition to attend the school.

Ground breaking for a new school took place in November of 1952, with the cornerstone being put in place on April 10, 1953. The new school had 8 of the most modern classrooms, separate playgrounds for boys and girls, and a beautifully equipped kitchen. This new state of the art building opened to students on September 14, 1953.

Currently

Times have changed since the inception of the “red brick school”. The rich tradition of excellent education and religious training has continued. St. Patrick Catholic School now comprises a campus that includes an up-to-date main school building, St. Patrick Parish Church, and a new Parish Center constructed in 1995. The recent addition of the Parish Center provides an environment for sports and physical education classes, performing arts, the SACC and preschool programs. It also houses the school cafeteria where the students may purchase a hot lunch prepared and served on site.

St. Patrick Catholic School Staff

All of the classroom teachers are certified by the State of Ohio, hold a current teaching certificate, and are certified by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as a religious educator.

The staff includes...

  • Art Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Band Instructor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Academic Tutor
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Library Media Specialist

Student to Teacher Ratio

  • Primary (K - 3) 21.5 to 1
    • Aides in Kindergarten, First and Second Grade
  • Intermediate (4 - 8) 20 to 1
  • Current enrollment: 147

Faith Based Programs

  • Weekly Mass
  • Religion Classes
  • Liturgy Planning
  • Service Projects
  • ACRE Testing (5th and 8th Grade)

Academic Programs

  • OCSAA Certified School
  • Camp Wilson (6th Grade)
  • Art Show
  • IOWA Testing
  • Center for Learning at St. Patrick
  • Library Media Center (updated in 2013)
  • Washington DC Trip (6th Grade)

Extracurricular Activities

  • Band
  • Spelling Bee
  • Christmas and Spring Music Programs
  • Field Trips
  • Children's Choir
  • Home and School Parent Club
  • Sports