ST. PATRICK ORTHODOX SCHOOL
Domus Sapientiae – House of Wisdom
Saint Patrick Orthodox School nurtures curiosity and virtue so that students might pursue wisdom, love the Good, and strive toward perfect humanity.
As a ministry of the Eucharistic body of St. Patrick Orthodox Church,
St. Patrick Orthodox School’s structure, calendar, and curriculum are reflections of our liturgical life. Our holistic approach recognizes that children are unique individuals and relational beings whose lives are enriched when people, ideas, endeavors, and disciplines are connected. We strive toward perfect humanity so that we may one day stand with the community of saints and hear our Lord say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
We are accepting applications for students ages 4-14 for the 2022-23 academic year. For more information, contact our Head of School, Micah Friedrich.
ORDER OF THE DAY
St. Patrick Orthodox School offers full-time students a combination of in-person and remote learning which meets the Virginia compulsory school attendance requirements.
Four Days of Instruction, Monday–Thursday: Our order of the day expresses the culture, liturgical rhythm, and academic excellence that are the foundation of our school. We begin with Mass or Prime and a teaching on the Feast or Saint of the day. Students have Bible and catechism, often with Fr. Patrick, followed by other lessons. The school breaks midmorning to pray the Angelus together and have a snack and then again at noon to pray Sext and have lunch. The afternoons are filled with instruction in music, art, drama, skills, and crafts. In between their lessons, they also have breaks for physical education and outdoor recess. The day ends with prayer before dismissal.
8:00 a.m. – Mass or Prime
10:30 a.m. – Angelus
Snack & Physical Education
12:30 p.m. – Sext
Lunch & Recess
3:30 p.m. – Closing Prayer
Friday: Fridays are remote education days. Because we are cultivating a culture of lifelong learning, Fridays are set aside for special projects and independent work for older students. Students are encouraged to explore the skills and crafts they learn at school through practice and application at home. Field trips and service projects will take place on some Fridays.