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According to a 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Education, only 40% of high school students are  prepared to take college level science and math coursework.  Providing access to a STEAM program allows students to weave together ideas from various disciplines, think critically, be creative, and use discovery as an engine for learning. This program strives to help Saint Patrick students think deeply and be prepared to transform into future innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve challenges our world faces today and in the future. For more information or questions related to our STEAM program, please email Chas Martin, Science Department Chair, at, Eric Fleming, Math Teacher, at or Karyn Burkholder, Science Teacher, at

MIssion Statement

Saint Patrick High School strives to give all students increased opportunities to develop various disciplines steeped in creativity, critical thinking, and project-based learning thereby developing 21st century innovators and responsible researchers, educators, stewards, and leaders prepared to face the challenges of the world today and in the future.

vision statement

Saint Patrick High School offers a holistic STEAM educational curriculum that will be STEM accredited by the 2021-2022 school year.  In addition, 15% of the class of 2022 students will select the STEAM track. By 2022, Saint Patrick High School will be known as the first Chicagoland Catholic school with 20% of its graduating class selecting a postsecondary major, training, or a career related to the STEAM initiative.

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Summer steam course overview

The Intro to STEAM program aims to address content standards in science, technology, engineering, art and math in an incorporated, practical, real world context. Creativity, communication and team building will be integrated throughout each lesson. This is a creative, problem-solving program that teaches students technical skills, independence, leadership, teamwork, organization, time management, and how to “sell” their solutions. Students will take the skills learned in each component of course and apply them to the completion of their final project.


If you would like to volunteer, serve as a guest speaker or help our STEAM program students, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Dominic Angelo at 

If you would like to make a financial contribution to our STEAM program, please contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Jeff Ardito at

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