Welcome to St. Patrick
Believing that parents are the primary educators of their children, we consider it our privilege to collaborate with you in this journey. We seek to nurture both the personal and social dimensions of faith as we encourage our students to deepen their relationship with God and to become more responsive to the needs of others.
The goal of St. Patrick Catholic High School is to graduate students who aspire in excellence and who are motivated to leadership, service, and civic responsibility; who are independent thinkers informed and enriched by a challenging curriculum; who are appreciators of the visual and performing arts and the spirit of competition; who are lifelong learners adaptable to new information and technologies; and who are individuals who strive to develop the spiritual, intellectual, civic, emotional, and physical dimensions of their lives.
St. Patrick Catholic High School is a coeducational college preparatory high school serving students in grades 7-12 in the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. St. Patrick Catholic High School is a diverse community of learners committed to Gospel values as taught by Jesus Christ and to academic excellence. We dedicate ourselves to the ideals of Catholic education, and we strive to awaken the minds and spirits of our students to the appreciation of the beauty of creation, the dignity of life, and the demands of social justice.
St. Patrick Catholic High School has an enrollment of approximately 420 students with a faculty of fifty teachers and staff members. Students attend seven class periods per day, and each class period is fifty minutes in length. The average class size is sixteen students. St. Patrick offers a varied and challenging curriculum which emphasizes academic excellence as well as spiritual, personal, and social growth. At the high school level, students may enroll in the following advanced placement courses: English language and composition, United States history, world history, biology, English literature and composition, physics, chemistry, and calculus. Approximately sixty percent of our students enroll in advanced placement courses.
St. Patrick Catholic High School is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and the AdvancEd (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Our school is affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association. St. Patrick also holds membership in the Mississippi High School Athletic Association, the Gulf Coast Education Institute Consortium, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Partners in Mission Catholic Education Consultant Group.
We proudly claim a 100% graduation rate and a 98% college-matriculation rate. St. Patrick graduates are offered approximately $8 million dollars in scholarships each year.
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Prayer and religious education are integral parts of life at St. Patrick. Students attend Mass once per week, on holy days of obligation, and on special occasions. Pastors and associate pastors of local parishes join students and faculty for Mass throughout the school year. We also offer Reconciliation services during Advent and Lent, and Eucharistic Adoration throughout the year. The chapel on campus offers a quiet place for prayer and meditation.
The religious studies curriculum outlined by the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi covers all aspects of the Catholic faith. Middle school religious studies courses include the study of Jesus, the prophets, the Gospels, the Sacraments, church history, and the Ten Commandments. The high school curriculum follows the U.S. Conference of Bishops curriculum which includes faith development, the Old Testament, morality, church history, social justice, marriage and family, and the Sacraments.
The St. Patrick Campus Ministry Team sponsors spiritual retreats for each grade level during the school year and organizes and coordinates service club activities. Our religious studies department organizes and offers an annual March for Life trip to Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. The Campus Ministry Team also works with our religious studies department in helping students find projects to fulfil their required community service hours.
Christian scriptures are filled with accounts of our Lord Jesus’ loving concern for people and their needs. Perhaps there is no more touching episode than that of the feeding of the five thousand. “Five loaves and two fish are all that we have here,” said the Apostles (Matthew 14:13-20). And yet, they have made available what they had on behalf of others. The students who enroll at St. Patrick Catholic High School may not come to us with five loaves and two fish, but they bring with them their gifts, their talents, their energies, and their good-heartedness.
Since the opening of St. Patrick, our generous-spirited students have donated thousands of hours of service on behalf of others. This has brought great enrichment to many lives and has called forth faith, character, and virtue in the lives of our students.
More than ninety percent of students at St. Patrick are involved in athletics and our extracurricular activities.
St. Patrick Catholic High School offers the following athletic programs. Many sports are offered at the junior high, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Check out our athletic page for detailed information about our athletic programs.
St. Patrick Catholic High School also offers a state-of-the-art facility showcasing drama productions, music, and the arts. The auditorium includes stadium seating and a large cinema-sized drop-down screen. Also included are dressing rooms which have easy access to a backstage area which includes spacious work areas for creating and storing props. The band hall has excellent acoustics and high ceilings to enhance the sound of practices. There are two art classrooms accommodating the different art mediums including a kiln and pottery room. The journalism and photography classes have a classroom lab to work on school publications.
St. Patrick Catholic High School’s band program offers instruction on traditional band instruments and includes a marching, concert, and jazz band. The band provides music at school functions, such as pep rallies, athletic events, and seasonal music productions. The St. Patrick flag team, dance team, and cheerleaders also perform at various school events.
Listed below are the extracurricular clubs and activities offered at St. Patrick Catholic High School.