St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students for over 110 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

St. Patrick School is open to all families who are looking for a faith-based education for their children.  For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.


St. Patrick School

2018 Summer Office Hours

June 15: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

June 21 & 28: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

July 12, 19 & 26: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 1-2: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 6-10: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 13: normal office hours resume

Mr. Hodge will be in the office at additional times. Please email him at [email protected]

anytime and he will reply as soon as he is able. Thank you.

Daily Intention:

Today we pray that we will all have a restful and safe summer break.

(7/16) TK III Open 2018 - August 25th, Willow Wood Golf Club

Registration for the TK III Open 2018 is underway! This is our 20th annual event, in rememberance of Tony Kolarik III. 

Registration includes: 

18 Holes - Hog Roast - Door Prizes
Prize Holes - Skins - Cash Prizes

Proceeds to fund a scholarship for a 2019 SPS graduate to continue their education, and to SPS athletics.

Accepting sponsors, with the highest level sponsorship including a free foursome entry.

Click here to register your foursome. We will also accept pairs and singles, we will combine you with others to make a foursome.

(7/10)  Join us for Adoration

Members of the Student Ambassador Team and Students for Life at St. Patrick High School will be working in conjunction with the parish Adoration leadership to extend the hours available to spend time in the Adoration chapel.  We will be responsible for covering the hours between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Monday nights throughout the summer.  Please feel free to take the opportunity to spend some quiet time of reflection and prayer during these extended hours.

(7/5) Thank you!

Thanks to all who helped build the float and to Nancy and Brian Wohlscheid for providing a place to store it before the parade.  Thanks to all who walked or rode with us during the parade and to Steve Hengesbach for driving the tractor.

(6/28)  Openings at St. Patrick School

(6/23)  FFF Education Bell Award

As announced earlier this year, the 2017 Bell Award winner was Deacon Stephen Sheaffer, Class of 1966.  Deacon Steve lives in Florida, but he will be in town in August and the award will be presented at the 11:30 mass on August 12. He will be assisting Fr Mike in a Deacon capacity at the mass.  All are invited.

(6/11)  Fourth quarter report cards for students in grades DK-11 are now available on the Infinite Campus Portal. Please log into the portal, select the appropriate student, select Reports, select Report Card and the appropriate grade level, view/print. If you have never logged into the portal, please contact the school office for login information. If you have logged in and forgot your password, you need to contact the Diocese of Grand Rapids at 616-551-5648 to have it reset. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 517-647-7551.

(6/8)  Catholic Schools Referral Form

Do you know a family with school age children who might be interested in Catholic education? Fill out this form and it will be sent directly to the Office of Catholic Schools at the Diocese of Grand Rapids. They will contact the family.  Your name will not be used.  Personal contact has been shown to be the single most important factor in a family's school decisions. According to Superintendent Dave Faber, Diocese of Grand Rapids data shows that 40% of the families who are contacted will make an appointment to visit the school.

(6/2)  Class of 2018 gift to the school

Thank you to the Class of 2018 for a handmade gift that they donated to St. Patrick School.  
A large replica of the school logo was painted by seniors, Katie Coyne and Kylee Schrauben. The rest of the class contributed their fingerprints which are surrounding the shamrock in the center of the cross. This beautiful painting will be hung in the school.