To Our Future Shamrocks
We are thrilled you are considering the quality education offered at Saint Patrick High School. Families who take the time to explore St. Pat’s – the oldest, all-male high school in Chicago – will discover that our Lasallian institution has centered on the individual student since 1861.
Our student body consists of young men from all across the Chicagoland area, and beyond. They come from families with a wide range of ethnicities, ideologies, financial capabilities and even religious beliefs. Together, we are Shamrocks. We’d love for you to consider joining our family and experiencing the brotherhood that Saint Patrick has to offer.
The Class of 2025 Placement Exam will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 8 am. Pre-registration opens Friday, November 20. 8th grade families who test at Saint Patrick will be given priority for Tuition Assistance. Additional scholarships are available for 8th boys who take the Placement Exam at Saint Patrick. Click here for a press release related to the over $500,000 commitment in increased tuition assistance by the Board of Trustees.
Opportunities to Learn about St. Pat’s
Please see below for opportunities to learn more about our school. During this time we are here for you, whether in-person adhering to current social distancing guidelines or virtually, we look forward to connecting with you and sharing more about all the great things happening at Saint Patrick. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Michael Fabrizio ’08, Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th grade students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the unique programs at Saint Patrick High School in groups of 50 or less. We will have six detailed presentations and families will have an opportunity to choose their top 3 choices when registering. The four In-Person Open Houses have reached capacity but there are still spots available for our Meet the Shamrocks Tours/Info Nights which will include a brief presentation followed by a guided tour of the campus with an opportunity to ask questions. Click here for more information and to pre-register. You may also register for a Virtual Info Night (including one in Spanish) by clicking here. In addition, we encourage you to watch the Fall 2020 Shamrock Showcase.
Meet the shamrocks TOURS/INFO NIGHTS
Meet the Shamrocks provides an opportunity for 8th grade students and parents to meet with Admissions Director Michael Fabrizio ’08 and other members of the Admissions team, along with current Shamrocks, for a brief presentation followed by a guided tour of the campus. These small group tours offer families a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have about Saint Patrick. High School. Click here for more information and to pre-register.
VIRTUAL INFO NIGHTS
Virtual Info Nights provide an opportunity for 8th grade students and parents to meet with Admissions Director Michael Fabrizio ’08 and other members of the Admissions team via Zoom for a presentation followed by a virtual tour of the campus. Click here for more information and to pre-register.
SCHEDULE A PERSONAL TOUR
If you would like to schedule a personal tour or virtual meeting with a member of our Admissions team, please email Michael Fabrizio ’08 at email@example.com.
SEND US AN EMAIL
If you would like to connect with a member of our Admissions team with specific questions or for more information, please email Michael Fabrizio ’08 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE A PHONE CALL
If you would like to schedule a one-on-one conversation with a member of our Admissions team, please email Michael Fabrizio ’08 at email@example.com.
CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
WHY SAINT PATRICK?
At Saint Patrick, we offer three unique learning programs customized to a student’s ability:
Academy Scholars Program
Tailor made for students who are extremely high performers and on an accelerated learning track, helping them gain admission into top universities and colleges across the country.
College Prep De La Salle Program
Offers students a curriculum focused on meeting competitive college admission requirements. The program includes electives designed to address special interests and courses tailor-made for success.
College Prep Phoenix Program
Supports students who require additional academic support (including IEP’s and 504 Plans) in certain core subject areas. The program strives to assist students with successfully transitioning to Saint Patrick High School while acquiring the academic skills to move into the College Prep De La Salle Program.
In addition, qualified students have the opportunity to earn college credit while at Saint Patrick. We offer this dual credit opportunity through partnerships with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Lewis University, Dominican University and Loyola University Chicago. Courses include: Aerodynamics, Computer Science, Calculus I and II, Theatre Appreciation and Foundations of Education.
We are very proudly in our 160th year of educating young men. With over 9,000 active alumni, we are rich with pride and tradition! When a young man graduates from St. Pat’s, he enters into a network of alumni that cherish their time as Shamrocks. Our alumni have played a key role in the $20 million we’ve invested in facility updates since 2000 including:
– State-of-the-art 300-person Theater & Atrium (including Art Rooms, Individual Music Rooms and Auxiliary Gym)
– $2 million Health & Wellness Center
– $1 million STEAM Lab
– INCubator Lab (Home of the Shamrocks “Shark Tank”)
– Cafeteria Renovation
– Swimming Pool Renovation
– All-Purpose Field Turf on our Backfield
In addition to helping us update our facilities, alumni and friends of St. Pat’s have donated over $2 million annually for the last 20 years. Their support plays a vital role in allowing us to grant $1.5 million in Scholarships and Tuition Assistance yearly to our families.
Class of 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
– Six Evans Scholars attending six different Universities (Miami of Ohio, Michigan State, Purdue, Northwestern, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota) increasing the number of Shamrocks currently receiving a tuition-free education to 19. Saint Patrick leads the nation with 112 total Evans Scholars.
– Graduates attending Universities across the country including The University of Notre Dame, University of Kansas, DePauw University and the University of Dayton.
– For third year in a row, a member of the graduating class had a perfect score on the ACT.
– Twenty-three members of graduating class continuing their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level including at Georgetown University and Butler University.
– Twenty seniors recognized as Illinois State Scholars for their efforts in the classroom as well as their results on standardized testing.
reflections from CLASS OF 2020
Each spring we ask a group of our seniors to reflect on their experiences as Shamrocks by writing a letter to Saint Patrick. Click here to see what members of the Class of 2020 had to say about their time at St. Pat’s.
We are thrilled that you’re considering joining the Shamrock family! Please know that we are here to help with any questions you may have regarding the high school process.
Michael Fabrizio ’08
Director of Admissions
Phone: (773) 282-8844 Ext. 230