Located in the heart of Québec City, St. Patrick's High School is an English high school rich with Irish Catholic history. The school had its humble beginnings in 1843. Today, the school is no longer denominational but still maintains a strong sense of Irish pride. Over the years, generation after generation have attended St. Pat's which allows many important traditions to live on creating a strong sense of belonging. Many staff members are also alumni who help carry on our Fighting Irish traditions.
Students who attend St. Patrick's High School are offered a rigorous academic program. All our students have an opportunity to graduate with both English and French mother tongues. This is unique in Québec. We offer a full program of math and science for students who wish to pursue the sciences at the CEGEP and University level. At the senior level, St. Pat's also offers a variety of Social Science courses for students who are interested in pursuing that field later.
In order to reach out to as many students as possible, many different profiles are available to our students whether they are academic, sports related, or arts related. Football, basketball, hockey, multi-sports, Spanish, science-tech, music, music – vocal, art, drama, student leadership and woodworking are offered to students so they can discover their true passion.
A long standing tradition which is anticipated by many students is our annual public speaking competition. Students from secondary one to five will research a topic of their choice and develop their speech writing skills. This culminates in the best speeches competing in front of the student body. These skills better prepare our students for public speaking opportunities that will arise in their futures.
St. Patrick's High School is also recognized for its rich extra-curricular programs. Students have the opportunity to join various teams such as; football, basketball, rugby, ultimate frisbee, track and field, and outdoor education. We also participate in community events such as the Spartan Race and Winter Pentathlon.
The Student Council at St. Patrick's High School is very active and dynamic in planning and running activities which promote a sense of belonging and pride to students. Starting with a bang in September, a school wide activity called "Colour Clash" is highly anticipated every year. Students are divided into 12 multi-level colour teams and get to know each other while competing in entertaining games. Theme days, pep-rallies, movie nights are just a few of many activities held at St. Pat's.
Not to forget the many other activities organized by dedicated staff members such as the jazz band, various plays, the yearly talent show, improv nights and "St. Pat's Cares" which promotes community involvement.
At St. Pat's we believe in:
FOSTERING personal growth
DEVELOPING responsible citizens
CONTRIBUTING to the community
INFLUENCING the future enriched by our traditions
ST. PAT'S MISSION
Student success is at the heart of our mission. We strive to develop the whole person by instilling values of academic success, respectful and responsible citizenship, and contribution to society.
ST. PAT'S VALUESST. PAT'S VISION
RESPECT Success for all learners
Special Needs Program including special needs technicians and resource teachers