St. Patrick School (SPS), a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School and an AdvancED STEM Certified School, today announced that due to popular demand, it is extending its application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year. In addition, St. Patrick School is also offering special Transfer Grants for students in grades 1-7 whose parents wish to make a change from public school, charter school or home school in the fall

St. Patrick School has openings for students in the following grades in its Early Childhood Program:

· Pre-K3: Open to students who turn 3-years-old by October 1, 2020 and are fully toilet-trained. Parents can choose from half-day, half-day with lunch bunch, and full-day options for 2-5 days per week.

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· Pre-K4: Open to students who turn 4-years-old by October 1, 2020 and are fully toilet-trained. Parents can choose from 5 half-days, 3 full-days/2half-days, and 5 full-days options.

· Transitional Kindergarten: LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. Open to students who have completed a Pre-K4 class but who are not ready academically or age-appropriate for Kindergarten.

· Kindergarten: LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. Offered 5 days a week from 7:50AM-2:40PM to students who turn 5-years-old by October 1, 2020.

St. Patrick School has openings for students in the following grades in its Elementary School and Middle School, which have classes that begin at 7:50AM and conclude at 2:40PM daily.


· Grade 2

· Grade 3


· Grade 5


· Grade 7

Applications for St. Patrick School are being accepted now by the Director of Admissions. Applications can be accessed online at or by emailing

In addition, St. Patrick School is offering Transfer Grants to qualified students in grades 1-7. Students must apply to St. Patrick School and meet the admissions criteria to receive the Transfer Grant. 

“Many times, parents see that their child is in need of a change in their educational strategy and we are here to help,” said Ross. “St. Patrick School is unique in the support we are able to offer each student and we provide a comprehensive educational program with rigor and balance. Our teachers are devoted to their students and are able to implement differentiated instruction and enrichment services to our students as needed.”

For those interested in learning more about the Transfer Grants offered at St. Patrick School, contact the Admissions Office at Applications can also be found on the school website at

St. Patrick School is an elementary and middle school that offers a values-based education for students of all faiths in Pre-K3 through Grade 8, with 45% of its teachers having a Masters degree or higher. In addition to being a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School, St. Patrick is a Diocese of Paterson Star School. Further, SPS is an AdvancED STEM Certified School in ALL grades, where STEM is taught throughout PK3-Grade 8 and fully incorporated into the classroom curriculum along with the latest in student-centered technology including iPads and Chromebooks. With several options for preschoolers, a Transitional Kindergarten program, and full-day Kindergarten, St. Patrick School students embark on a challenging academic journey that affords them the security of a familiar community during their formative years. St. Patrick School sets high academic standards to prepare students for careers of the future and the school supports students’ needs to meet those standards. SPS provides a safe and secure environment for students to cultivate their talents, where faith in action is observed daily.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are being accepted now for all grades – PK-3 through Grade 7. Information about St. Patrick School and applications can be found on the school website at For questions regarding St. Patrick School, email the Admissions Office at


St. Patrick School, which was founded in 1872, is a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School and one of only four Catholic elementary schools in the nation to achieve STEM Certification from preschool through Grade 8 from AdvancED, a national school accrediting agency. The school is located adjacent to St. Patrick Parish in the heart of historic Chatham in Morris County, New Jersey. St. Patrick School follows the curriculum guidelines outlined by the Diocese of Paterson and based on the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. St. Patrick School provides a learning environment that embraces the values of the Catholic faith and promotes a commitment to family and community. SPS prepares young women and men to realize their potential, helps them to excel in higher education, and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives. For more information, visit