Welcome to St. Patrick Catholic School


Established 1962 shamrock Carlsbad, California

When you walk through the gates at Saint Patrick Catholic School, you become part of a community that embraces you as part of a family.  For over fifty years “Saint Pat’s” has been committed to spiritual formation and academic excellence in an environment rooted in Catholic values and the teachings of Christ. A school of nearly 500 students, our accredited academic program exceeds national standards and stresses a personal approach to the education of the whole student through diverse academic, athletic and co-curricular programs.

The school’s passionate commitment to serving others – we call it “being the light” – provides leadership and community service opportunities that help nurture St. Patrick’s students into becoming compassionate, highly respected young adults. St. Patrick’s, a pillar in the Carlsbad community, is proud to instill faith, leadership and knowledge in our youth.


Recent News

December 19th & 20th – Christmas Programs

December 21st – Noon (12:00pm) Dismissal/NO EXTENDED CARE

December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019 – Christmas Break





History of St. Patrick Catholic School




School wide Learning Expectations | Faculty & Staff | School Board

Mission Statement

St. Patrick Catholic School fosters a community where students grow  in faith and knowledge

in order to bring Christ’s light to the world. 


Our Philosophy

We, as educators, serve our community as a ministry of the Catholic Church.  

We believe faith formation is essential in the development of a child.  

We recognize and support parents in their role as the primary educator of their child.  

We believe every child can grow academically to meet the challenges of our changing world.    

We guide students to be responsible citizens who serve others.


We follow the curriculum guidelines set by the Diocese of San Diego. Our curriculum is aligned with the California State Framework, covering all basic academic areas. Additionally, special programs are offered during the school week in technology, music, art, Spanish, and physical education.




Daily religious instruction in the Catholic faith is an integral part of the educational program for all students at St. Pats. Catholic traditions, prayers, practices are interwoven with the Gospel message throughout the day. READ MORE



Our Music Program exists to create opportunities for students to sing with all of their soul, to praise the Lord through music, and to take risks while performing for the community! READ MORE



Grades K-6 participate in one weekly class. Grades 7-8 participate in two weekly 45-minute classes. READ MORE



The computer curriculum is all designed and implemented by Beyond Technology Education. READ MORE

Reading Resource


The Reading Resource program helps students gain confidence and mastery in reading fluency and comprehension. READ MORE



Our Art program implements the Arts Attack program. READ MORE

Junior High Drama


The junior high drama program invites students to explore various aspects of drama: theatre history, oral interpretation of poetry and literature, cross-curriculum studies with theatre and history, creative writing (including writing for the screen) and the elements of theatre production. READ MORE



Welcome to St. Patrick Catholic School! We are pleased to assist your family as you begin your journey in discovering a school that embraces your child’s spiritual, academic, and developmental growth. Please contact the Registrar, Cynthia Orozco, at (760)729-1333, ext. 105 if you have questions or would like to schedule a tour.  We look forward to meeting you!




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Parent Info

St. Patrick Catholic School thrives as a result of dedicated staff working with actively involved parents. All parties – parents, teachers, and students are part of the total school community. In keeping with the philosophy of St. Patrick Catholic School, the role of the parents is crucial to enhance the total school experience of each child.


Parent/Student Handbook  |  PTG  |  Uniforms  |  PPP Hours  |  Extended Care  |  Links  |  Supply List


Student Life


Community Outreach


In accordance with the church’s social teachings and the St. Patrick Catholic School Student Learning Expectations, all students shall be required to provide service within our local community. It is our responsibility to give back to our community with our time and talent to make a difference.



Students in grades 5-8 have an opportunity to participate in after-school sports. St. Patrick Catholic School participates in the North County Parochial League.



St. Patrick Catholic School offers several after school programs for an additional cost. These programs may vary from year to year and parents are notified through the school newsletter or enrollment form that go home as to when sign-ups take place.


Student Handbook | Supply List | Schoolwide Learning Expectations |


Fundraising allows us to continue to assist with campus development, improve the quality of our educational programs, maintain our facilities, provide tuition assistance and so much more, while keeping our tuition as affordable as possible.

We reach out to you – our parents, parents of alumni, alumni, grandparents, parish members, and friends – and hope to gain your support and investment in the mission of St. Patrick Catholic School by getting involved with the many events and activities listed below.


PaverPave Your Legacy

Purchase a personalized stone that will be installed around our Athletic Field. Leave an enduring legacy and become a permanent part of St. Patrick Catholic School! The ideas and the words are up to you! Click here!

For a Direct Donate link Click here.


Auction – Under the Stars

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Auction! It was a fantastic night! If you would like to donate to this years’ Fund-an-item, please visit: irishstars.givesmart.com

Annual Golf Tournament – March 18, 2019

This years Golf Tournament will take place at the beautiful Shadowridge Country Club in Vista. Registration coming soon! Click here for more information.

Booster Club

We invite all families to join our ever growing Booster Club. The Booster Club provides the Athletic Department with additional resources and financial support to advance the competitive nature and success of the sports program.  Learn More.



Box Tops for Education is a fun and easy way to get your kids involved in the “fun-raising” process. Every month we send home an activity sheet for you to fill up with your clipped box tops. Look for the Box Tops label when grocery shopping and start clipping today! For a complete list of participating products visit:www.boxtops4education.com




Spirit Wear

Support our Booster club by purchasing beautiful St. Pat’s spirit wear. Items include high quality golf shirts, jackets and hats. Click here to view all the items for sale.

Click here for: Spirit Wear Order Form 2018-2019


St. Patrick Catholic School

3820 Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008

Email: stpatrickcatholicschool@stpaddys.org

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