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

Feb. 16 & 19th – No School

Feb. 24thMother/Son Bowling & Father/Daughter Dance

March 3rd – Academic Decathlon




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.



Instruction in the Catholic faith is an integral part of the educational program for all students in all grades.



Our music program focuses on the application of musical theory rather than a static, book-driven curriculum.



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



St. Patrick Catholic School provides students an integrated computer technology program.

Reading Resource


The Reading Resource program provides supplemental reading instruction to students in grades K-6.



Students in grades K-8 participate in weekly art classes following the Arts Attack curriculum.




Students in grades 3 – 8 participate in a weekly drama class. Drama enhances the current curriculum and offers different perspectives to learn material.



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  |  Daycare  |  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 | Junior High | 6th Grade


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.



Donate to Shade Structure/Class Parties/Teacher Experiences

To make a donation or purchase please click here!



Annual Golf Tournament – March 12, 2018

Registration is OPEN! Click here to register. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Matt Greensmith at (760)550-7708 or mjgreensmith@gmail.com

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






Mogl is a fundraising program where hundreds of local restaurants give up to 50% of whatever we spend to St. Pat’s! The best part is there are no forms to sign, coupons to clip or codes to give. It’s all seamless. All you have to do is easily and safely link any debit or credit card, eat out at Mogl affiliated restaurants, pay with the linked card and our school automatically makes money! For more information or TO JOIN TODAY visit: www.mogl.com.


Spirit Wear

“Spirit Wear” is generic items with the St. Patrick name on them. These are non-uniform items that may be purchased through an online supplier. In addition to apparel are various items such as duffle bags, water bottles, etc. Our school receives a portion of all your purchases.

Click here for Spirit Wear

Click here for St. Pat’s Angels T-Shirts

St. Patrick Catholic School

3820 Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008

Email: stpatrickcatholicschool@stpaddys.org

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