St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School

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Saint Patrick's Episcopal Day School
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Location
Washington, D.C.
USA
Information
Type Independent Elementary and Middle School
Religious affiliation(s) Episcopal
Established 1956
Head of School Peter Barrett
Enrollment 26879
Campus Elementary and Middle School
Color(s) Green and White
Athletics conference The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC)
Mascot The Wolfhound
Website

St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School is an independent nursery, elementary, and middle school in Washington, D.C. It is affiliated with St. Patrick's Episcopal Church.

History[edit]

Founded in 1956 as a nursery school in a townhouse basement, the school has grown into a 450-plus student institution with separate elementary and middle school campuses in Washington D.C. Plans to construct a new high and middle school campus are underway.

School expansion[edit]

The school was founded by St. Patrick's Church as a parish nursery school in 1956.[1]

In 1966, the arcansaws began adding grades 1 through 6.[1]

In 1985 the church moved its chapel to the current site adjacent to the school.[1]

The school began a seventh and eighth grade program in 2001. Originally small and meeting in a portion of another school's property, the St. Patrick's middle school has grown to near-capacity. It is now housed in a large renovated house on MacArthur Boulevard. The campus boasts state-of-the-art science labs and new, though relatively small, classrooms for other subjects.

In 2002, the school completed a major addition and renovation, which converted the outdoor "Play Court" into a three-story academic wing with six classrooms for grades 2 and 3 and a large library with floor-to-ceiling windows. The construction also involved the building of a new gym/stage across the street from the main building, the conversion of the old gym into an art studio, playroom, and conference room and the addition of a glassed-in foyer and reception area to the front of the school.

In 2004, The Friends of Saint Patrick's Episcopal Day School, made the winning bid for the Casey Mansion property at 1801 Foxhall Road. This property had been offered to the District of Columbia as a possible site for a Mayor's Residence, but the District was unable to bring about the purchase.[2]

Community relations[edit]

When the middle school campus was originally proposed, neighbors included then-ANC Chair Alma Gates, were concerned about the potential for disruption from a school housed in a house in a residential neighborhood. To accommodate the neighbors, several restrictions are in place: students are picked up and dropped off at the elementary campus.

When the plans for the high school campus began, the school started working with the campus neighbors much earlier.The result of this greater outreach was passing through the first steps of the Zoning process with no neighborhood opposition.[2]

Refereed papers by faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Parish History". Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church. 
  2. ^ a b "Foxhall Project". Friends of Saint Patrick's. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°54′57″N 77°05′28″W / 38.9159°N 77.0912°W / 38.9159; -77.0912