Student Life

70% of students at Saint Patrick High School participate in at least one activity outside of the classroom. We believe that an important part of a student’s high school experience is participation in activities of personal interest and development. Extra-curricular activities provide a means through which students may pursue excellence and achieve distinction while developing a sense of community within the school.

Tradition of the Brotherhood

Grounded by faith. Rooted in tradition. Strengthened by brotherhood.

Our diverse student body consists of young men from across the Chicagoland area. Saint Patrick welcomes students of different ethnic and economic backgrounds, varying academic abilities and religious beliefs. Together, we are Shamrocks.

Clubs & Organizations

Saint Patrick High School offers over 30 clubs and organizations to help students explore talents and interests outside of the classroom.

Social Life

Shamrock students have numerous opportunities throughout the year to strengthen community through social events and dances. 


There are many ways to get to campus.

Saint Patrick High School is pleased to provide transportation to our families in the mornings before school with pick-up locations scattered throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. We also offer a discounted Student Ventra card which allows students to ride CTA buses and the “L” train at a reduced rate.


More than 60 parking spots are available in the Austin lot for students only.  Parking spots will be given on a first come first served basis with priority given to seniors. Student parking is available between the hours of  7:15 am – 3:00 pm with the exception of students having after school activities.  The parking lots are monitored with security cameras and by security guards throughout the day. Refer to the Student Handbook for consequences related to parking without an authorized placard or parking in an unauthorized spot. The annual cost to park for the school year is $210.00 per student. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students.

The Campus Experience

The young men at Saint Patrick High School are encouraged to use all parts of our campus to their advantage. From the student dining center to the health and wellness center, there are many spots for students to explore their interests and build lasting relationships on our grounds.

Saint Patrick High School Cafeteria Service

Saint Patrick High School’s cafeteria service is run through Quest Food Management and our Mealtime Debit System. There are three dining periods throughout the school day.

Saint Patrick High School offers 12 male varsity sports, all of which offer various levels of competition for our student-athletes. The Shamrocks compete at a variety of prestigious facilities around town.

The Shamrock Fine Arts program is committed to exposing ours students to the arts in many forms through art fairs, theatrical performances, choir, band and more. 

Students have an opportunity for spiritual growth through the Saint Patrick Retreat Program. Freshmen and Sophomores participate in a one-day, in-house retreat, facilitated by a retreat director, teachers, and peers while Juniors and Seniors embark on an overnight experience to deepen their faith and relationship with God.

Campus Safety

The safety and security of students is our top priority. With a newly-installed camera system and on-site security in place each school day, 5900 West Belmont is equipped for the young men of our school to thrive in a secure environment.

Health & Wellness

The Giovannetti Health and Wellness Center is designed to assist our physical education program and student athletes with becoming the healthiest version of themselves through strength and conditioning programs designed by a Division I college strength professional.