WELCOME TO ST. PATRICK!

Scholars. Disciples. Champions.

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 dimension of their lives.

St. Patrick Catholic High School is a coeducational college-preparatory, private high school serving students in grades 7-12 in the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. St. Patrick is a diverse community of learners committed to Gospel values as taught by Jesus Christ and to academic excellence. We offer a varied and challenging curriculum which emphasizes academic excellence as well as spiritual, personal, and social growth. 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 justice.

St. Patrick Catholic High School is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and AdvancED (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).   Our school 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 Advancement and Leadership Institute for Catholic Education.

Mission Statement

Our mission for our students is to promote spiritual growth; to assure intellectual growth through academic excellence; to foster a Christian social conscience; to develop a physically healthy lifestyle; and to provide a culturally enriching experience.

 

Vision Statement

We are a Catholic high school family developing future Christian leaders who are prepared to face the challenges before them from religious, social, and academic perspectives.

 

Core values

St. Patrick Catholic High School strives to provide a curriculum and an environment that fosters the following core values:

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Spirit of respect and compassion
  • Personal integrity
  • Willingness to serve

From OUR principal

Welcome to St. Patrick!  Thank you for visiting our website!

It is with a tremendous sense of joy that we fully commit to the beautiful mission of Catholic education as part of the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. The legacy of Catholic education reinforces the vision that we are a part of something much larger than ourselves, and we are grateful for our role in continuing this legacy among our current and future students.

At St. Patrick Catholic High School, the primary pillars of our mission are discipleship, scholarship, and championship. Our goal is to support and motivate our students in every way possible so that they become successful both during their time at St. Patrick as well as after graduation. Our faculty and staff are highly committed and strive each day to
Educate Scholars, Train Disciples and Support Champions. In doing so, we strive to create an environment where our young men and women grow in goodness first. To be good in God’s eyes, to be a good student, to be a good athlete, a good musician, a good artist—these are the goods in which we believe our young people should grow.

At St. Patrick Catholic High School, we believe in holding our young men and women to a high vision of who they can become. As a result of a rigorous academic program and the nurturing of body and soul through a commitment to the ideals of faith and Gospel values rooted in the love of God and neighbor, our students emerge as strong, empowered, independent young men and women. We pride ourselves on providing a warm, nurturing environment with faith and academics at its core.

The vitality of Catholic education is needed now more than ever. I find St. Patrick Catholic High School to be a fortress of hope for our next generation of leaders—civic leaders, family leaders, and church leaders. By focusing on the
cura personalis, we challenge our students to lead with their hearts along with their minds. The development of a student’s conscience is as important as the development of their academic skills, and we find this to be accomplished through a continued partnership with parents as we work together to strengthen each student to his or her greatest potential.

In Service to Christ,

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Dr. Matt J. Buckley
Principal

Leadership team

Dr. Matt Buckley
Principal

Anthony Gruich
Vice Principal

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Aaron Hommell
Director of Public Relations

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Patrick Miller
Director of Advancement

Vicki Saucier
Director of Admissions & Development

Susie Tavel
Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Elizabeth Wilkinson
Guidance Counselor

FACULTY AND STAFF

Emily Aldrich
Media Specialist

Lauren Alexander
Social Studies

Trey Bailey
Social Studies, Athletics

Traci Barrientos
English

Jean Benoit
Art, Social Studies

Dee Blakeney
Social Studies, Athletics

Tyler Buckley
Social Studies, Science, Athletics

Mario Camps
Spanish

Dr. Meredith Casey
Mathematics

Marie Cenac
French

Emily Cloud
Theology, Science

Dianna Collier
Executive Assistant

Terry Creel
Theology

Renee Dellenger 
Accounting & Finance

Stan Dellenger
Theology, Athletics

Tia Edwards
Administrative Assistant

Orin Eleuterius
Social Studies

Jenna Farragut
English

Catherine Fountain
Business & Finance

Judy Gary
Food Services

Dave Gaunce
Athletics

Gatha Gayden
Facilities & Maintenance

Victoria Gryder
Technology

Mary Lawson
Science

William Lee
Music

Kim Letort
Facilities & Maintenance

Jay Lynn
English

Jamie Meyers
Mathematics

Dennis Moody
Mathematics

Teresa Moon
Science

Darlene Previto
Theology & Campus Ministry

Keith Robinson
Athletics

Portia Robinson
Food Services

Adam Smith
Science, Athletics

Joanie Swetman
Food Services

Gail Trahan
English

Rachel Weatherford
Campus Ministry

Sr. Kelly Williams
Theology

Lauren Williams
English

Ted Williams
Social Studies, Athletics

Debbie Worrel
Science

Diocesan Partners

Catholic Diocese of Biloxi:

​Catholic Diocese of Biloxi

  • Bishop: Louis F. Kihneman, III
  • Superintendent: Dr. Rhonda P. Clark
  • Phone: 228-702-2100


Partner Elementary Schools:

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Elementary 

  • Principal: Mrs. Traci Kessler
  • Email: tkessler@nativitybvm.org
  • Phone: 228-432-2269

Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School 

  • Principal: Mrs. Cindy Hahn
  • Email: chahn@biloxidiocese.org
  • Phone: 228-388-3602

Sacred Heart Elementary School

  • Principal: Mrs. Stephanie Gruich
  • Email: sgruich@shceschool.com
  • Phone: 228-392-4180

St. Alphonsus Elementary School

  • Principal: Deacon David Allen
  • Email: dallen@stal.org
  • Phone: 228-875-5329

St. James Elementary School

  • Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Broadus
  • Email: stjames@stjamesgulfport.com
  • Phone: 228-896-6631

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

  • Principal: Mrs. Carol Church
  • Email: cchurch@svdpcatholicschool.org
  • Phone: 228-222-6000

Partner Parishes:

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

  • Email: nativityrec@cableone.net
  • Phone: 228-374-1717

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Parish

  • Email: blessedseelosCC@yahoo.com
  • Phone: 228-435-0007

Our Lady of Fatima Parish

  • Email: Fatima@cableone.net
  • Phone: 228-388-3887

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

  • Phone: 228-377-4859

Our Mother of Sorrows Parish

  • Phone: 228-435-0007

St. Mary Parish

  • Email: stmarybiloxi@att.net
  • Phone: 228-392-1999

St. Michael Catholic Church

  • Email: stmichaelschurch@cableone.net
  • Phone: 228-435-5578

Vietnamese Martyrs Parish

  • Phone: 228-374-1116

Sacred Heart Parish

  • Email: sacredheartparish@cableone.net
  • Phone: 228-392-4526

St. James Catholic Church Gulfport 

  • Email: dchevalierstjames@gmail.com
  • Phone: 228-896-6059

St. John the Evangelist Parish

  • Email: stjohnthee@cableone.net
  • Phone: 228-864-2272

St. Joseph Parish

  • Email: stjosephgulfport@bellsouth.net
  • Phone: 228-832-3244

St. Therese of Lisieux Parish

  • Phone: 228-863-0624

St. Ann Catholic Church & Our Lady of Chartres Mission

  • Phone: 228-832-2560

Christ the King Mission

  • Email: holyspiritcc@bellsouth.net
  • Phone: 228-283-5252

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

  • Email: secretary@saintthomaslb.org
  • Phone: 228-863-1610

St. Alphonsus Parish

  • Email: stals@cableone.net
  • Phone: 228-875-5419

St. Elizabeth Seton Parish

  • Email: office@stelseton.com
  • Phone: 228-875-0654

A list of all clergy and contact information may be accessed here.

Location

St. Patrick Catholic High School is centrally located along the Mississippi Gulf Coast region just north of the cities of Biloxi and Gulfport, at the intersection of Highways 605 and 67 – less than ten miles north of Interstate-10. St. Patrick is located near Tradition and the DeSoto National Forest. Students who attend St. Patrick live in Biloxi, D’Iberville, Gautier, Gulfport, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian, Vancleave, and Wiggins.