About Us

From its humble beginnings at the beautiful Shrine Church on Pomfret Street in downtown Carlisle, Saint Patrick School currently serves over 300 students in Preschool through Grade 8 at its location on Marsh Drive.

Saint Patrick School brings to the community high academic standards, family unity, and above all, faith and love. Our flags fly proudly beside the church steeple welcoming all who would join us in the education of young minds. All faiths are welcome.

Want to learn more about what Saint Patrick School has to offer both spiritually and academically? We invite you to contact us for more information and schedule a tour.

Message From Our Principal
     Welcome to Saint Patrick School! We are proud to serve a diverse student body of all religious, ethnic, military, and economic backgrounds while providing a strong Catholic education that is surrounded by rigorous academics and the arts. Our Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 program enriches our children in a nurturing environment that fosters academic excellence, spiritual growth, extracurricular and athletic distinction. Our students know that we have high expectations for them, and they strive to meet them. Our goal is to meet the needs of all students and to allow each child to reach his or her maximum potential. We educate our students to be considerate, compassionate and a service-oriented member of society. Our well-rounded curriculum includes religion, mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Students also partake in foreign language, music, physical education, art, and technology classes. Saint Patrick School has extensive extracurricular activities to challenge all students and has continued to provide state-of-the-art technology and multimedia classrooms where technology is integrated across the curriculum. Our students also have access to a remediation instructor, speech therapist, school counselor, and a licensed school nurse. We are blessed to have a dedicated, PA state certified faculty who work diligently to provide our children with the very best academic curriculum in a faith-centered atmosphere that is true to the teachings of the gospel. Thank you for your interest in Saint Patrick School. We are committed to providing a Catholic education to every family that desires one. Financial aid is available on a needs basis. Please feel free to contact us for a tour of the school or to answer any questions.

Always In Christ,

Mrs. Antoinette Oliverio
Principal, Saint Patrick School
aoliverio@spscarlisle.org

Before And After Care Program (CARES)

Saint Patrick School offers a before and after school care program from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on regularly scheduled school days. CARES closes promptly at 5:30 p.m.; parents are requested to have a local backup in case of delay.

CARES, which stands for Children Are Receiving Extended Service, offers professional care, supervision, recreation, and enrichment activities for children enrolled at the school.

This program allows children to experience arts and craft projects, games, and recreation. Students in grades 3-8 also have time set aside to complete homework. CARES strives to provide individual attention, security, consistency, and caring treatment for all children. CARES offers a number of age-appropriate classroom settings where students will be able to enjoy after-school supervision with classmates of similar ages.

CARES is staffed by an experienced director, assisted by additional staff based on enrollment. Fees are the sole support of the CARES program, as it is not subsidized by the school or parish.

Saint Patrick School students are automatically eligible. Those interested in using CARES on a regular, long-term basis should contact the school for a current registration form.

CARES can be reached at (717) 249-4826, ext. 209 or thecker@spscarlisle.org.

CARES Rates

Weekly rates are for families making the commitment to use CARES on a long-term basis. Payment is for the week, whether or not the child attends each day. This commitment is for the entire school year.

Current rate information can be found here: CARES_ Before and After School Care 2021-2021 Rates

“PATS” Parent Action Team Of Saint Patrick School

 

President: Melissa Rye

Vice President: Carrie Sheriff

Treasurer: Natasha Clark
Secretary: Elizabeth Kemmery
Communications Coordinator: Jennifer Love
Members-At-Large: Ashleigh Miller, Delilah Sisler, Elizabeth Connell, Elizabeth Farner, Kelley McPeake

 

PATS Email: pats@spscarlisle.org

 

PATS Activity Fee

 

To help defray the cost of these activities, PATS will continue to collect an annual “activity fee” in the amount of $60 per family in lieu of fundraising. Once again, the PATS activity fee was automatically added to your Saint Patrick School tuition payment and collected by FACTS Management Company.

 

PATS Needs You

 

PATS has the opportunity to enhance the overall experience for our children at Saint Patrick School and we welcome your contribution. We are always looking for new ideas for events and activities, and we need volunteers to make them happen. Feel free to contact any of the PATS board members listed above with your thoughts and ideas. Look for upcoming events in your child’s backpack. Best wishes for a wonderful school year!

 

A Leader in Me School

 Leader in Me

Saint Patrick School is proud to be a Leader in Me school.

Our staff, students, and families believe that leadership is for everyone. The Leader in Me process is based on the work of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me is an elementary version of this work.

7 HabitsAs described on the website, The Leader in Me is an ongoing process that “teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students, and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.’

Throughout the school, we teach and support the 7 Habits. 

The habits are:
1. Be Proactive – I am in charge of me.
2. Begin with the end in mind – Have a plan.
3. Put first things first – Work first, then play.
4. Think win-win – Everyone can win.
5. Seek first to understand, then be understood – Listen before you speak.
6. Synergize – Together is better.
7. Sharpen the saw – Balance is best.

https://www.leaderinme.org/
https://www.leaderinme.org/faqs/

7 Habits of Successful Families

 

Blue Ribbon School
Saint Patrick School was identified in 2007 as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Only 50 private schools, nationally, are selected every year. Our selection reflects the commitment of our students and their families; our faculty and staff; and the support of the entire parish. Of more than 138,000 schools in the United States, just over 6,000 have received this honor over the past 28 years.

The U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices.

Employment

Employment opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year:

CARES Staff Positions

We also are in need of caregivers for CARES. Though it is not a requirement to have a teacher’s certification, it is necessary to complete all of the Diocesan clearances. This is a five-day position from 2:00 – 5:30; or Tuesday/Thursday position from 2:00 – 5:30; or Monday/Wednesday/Friday position from 2:00 – 5:30. We consider this program an extension of the nurturing educational experience we offer during the school day. Workers should be adaptable and willing to work with children from ages 3-14.

Though it is not a requirement to have a teacher’s certification for either of these jobs, it is necessary to complete all of the Diocesan clearances. Clearances include Act 34 (PA State Police Background Clearance), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance), Act 126 (Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training), FBI clearance.

Applications should be sent to:

Saint Patrick School
Attn: Antoinette Oliverio, Principal
87 Marsh Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015-9101

Cafeteria Workers

Metz Culinary Management is looking for cafeteria help — one person Monday-Friday 8AM-1PM, or two people sharing that time.  Please email Edgar Santiago Vazquez for more information at ma1131@metzcorp.com

Substitute Teachers

We always welcome the addition of substitute teachers to our standby list. We pay $80/day for substitutes. You must be a college graduate and have the appropriate up-to-date clearances. Paperwork includes the following

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Letter of Reference
  • Teacher certification
  • Act 34 (PA State Police Background Clearance)
  • Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance)
  • Act 126 (Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training)
  • FBI clearance

Please contact the school at (717) 249-4826 with any questions or if you are interested in submitting paperwork for a substitute teaching position.

Substitute Staff

The school periodically requires substitute part-time employees for our Extended Care (CARES) program. Contact the school office (office@spscarlisle.org) for application information.

Message From Our Principal
    Welcome to Saint Patrick School! We are proud to serve a diverse student body of all religious, ethnic, military, and economic backgrounds while providing a strong Catholic education that is surrounded by rigorous academics and the arts. Our Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 program enriches our children in a nurturing environment that fosters academic excellence, spiritual growth, extracurricular and athletic distinction. Our students know that we have high expectations for them, and they strive to meet them. Our goal is to meet the needs of all students and to allow each child to reach his or her maximum potential. We educate our students to be considerate, compassionate and a service-oriented member of society. Our well-rounded curriculum includes religion, mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Students also partake in foreign language, music, physical education, art, and technology classes. Saint Patrick School has extensive extracurricular activities to challenge all students and has continued to provide state-of-the-art technology and multimedia classrooms where technology is integrated across the curriculum. Our students also have access to a remediation instructor, speech therapist, school counselor, and a licensed school nurse. We are blessed to have a dedicated, PA state certified faculty who work diligently to provide our children with the very best academic curriculum in a faith-centered atmosphere that is true to the teachings of the gospel. Thank you for your interest in Saint Patrick School. We are committed to providing a Catholic education to every family that desires one. Financial aid is available on a needs basis. Please feel free to contact us for a tour of the school or to answer any questions.

Always In Christ,

Mrs. Antoinette Oliverio
Principal, Saint Patrick School
aoliverio@spscarlisle.org 

Before And After Care Program (CARES)

Saint Patrick School offers a before and after school care program from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on regularly scheduled school days. CARES closes promptly at 5:30 p.m.; parents are requested to have a local backup in case of delay.

CARES, which stands for Children Are Receiving Extended Service, offers professional care, supervision, recreation, and enrichment activities for children enrolled at the school.

This program allows children to experience arts and craft projects, games, and recreation. Students in grades 3-8 also have time set aside to complete homework. CARES strives to provide individual attention, security, consistency, and caring treatment for all children. CARES offers a number of age-appropriate classroom settings where students will be able to enjoy after-school supervision with classmates of similar ages.

CARES is staffed by an experienced director, assisted by additional staff based on enrollment. Fees are the sole support of the CARES program, as it is not subsidized by the school or parish.

Saint Patrick School students are automatically eligible. Those interested in using CARES on a regular, long-term basis should contact the school for a current registration form.

CARES can be reached at (717) 249-4826, ext. 209 or thecker@spscarlisle.org.

CARES Rates

Weekly rates are for families making the commitment to use CARES on a long-term basis. You pay for the week, whether or not the child attends each day. This commitment is for the entire school year.

Current rate information can be found here: CARES_ Before and After School Care 2021-2021 Rates

 

“PATS” Parent Action Team Of Saint Patrick School

What is PATS?

The Parent Action Team of Saint Patrick School is an organization of parents committed to supporting and improving the educational experience of our children. PATS does this in a number of different ways, from planning and hosting activities, collaborating with the school administration to recognize and support our teachers, and integrating the involvement of families in school events.

PATS News and Information

Visit this Website for PATS News and additional information: https://sites.google.com/spscarlisle.org/spspatsnews/home  

2021-2022 PATS Board Members

President: Melissa Rye Vice President:  Treasurer: Natasha Clark Secretary: Communications Coordinator: Members-At-Large: Carrie Sheriff

PATS Email: pats@spscarlisle.org 

PATS Activity Fee

To help defray the cost of these activities, PATS will continue to collect an annual “activity fee” in the amount of $60 per family in lieu of fundraising. Once again, the PATS activity fee was automatically added to your Saint Patrick School tuition payment and collected by FACTS Management Company.

PATS Needs You

PATS has the opportunity to enhance the overall experience for our children at Saint Patrick School and we welcome your contribution. We are always looking for new ideas for events and activities, and we need volunteers to make them happen. Feel free to contact any of the PATS board members listed above with your thoughts and ideas. Look for upcoming events in your child’s backpack. Best wishes for a wonderful school year!

Blue Ribbon School
Saint Patrick School was identified in 2007 as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Only 50 private schools, nationally, are selected every year. Our selection reflects the commitment of our students and their families; our faculty and staff; and the support of the entire parish. Of more than 138,000 schools in the United States, just over 6,000 have received this honor over the past 28 years.

The U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices.

Employment

Employment opportunities for 2021-2022 school year:

CARES Staff Positions

We are in need of caregivers for our after-school extended day program, CARES. Though it is not a requirement to have a teacher’s certification, it is necessary to complete all of the Diocesan clearances. This is a five-day position from 2:00 – 5:30; or Tuesday/Thursday position from 2:00 – 5:30; or Monday/Wednesday/Friday position from 2:00 – 5:30. We consider this program an extension of the nurturing educational experience we offer during the school day. Workers should be adaptable and willing to work with children from ages 3-14.

Though it is not a requirement to have a teacher’s certification for either of these jobs, it is necessary to complete all of the Diocesan clearances. Clearances include Act 34 (PA State Police Background Clearance), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance), Act 126 (Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training), FBI clearance.

Applications should be sent to:

Saint Patrick School
Attn: Antoinette Oliverio, Principal
87 Marsh Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015-9101

Cafeteria Workers

Metz Culinary Management is looking for cafeteria help — one person Monday-Friday 8AM-1PM, or two people sharing that time.  Please email Edgar Santiago Vazquez for more information:   ma1131@metzcorp.com

Substitute Teachers

We always welcome the addition of substitute teachers to our standby list. We pay $80/day for substitutes. You must be a college graduate and have the appropriate up-to-date clearances. Paperwork includes the following

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Letter of Reference
  • Teacher certification
  • Act 34 (PA State Police Background Clearance)
  • Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance)
  • Act 126 (Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training)
  • FBI clearance

Please contact the school at (717) 249-4826 with any questions or if you are interested in submitting paperwork for a substitute teaching position.

Substitute Staff

The school periodically requires substitute part-time employees for our Extended Care (CARES) program. Contact the school office (office@spscarlisle.org) for application information.