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.


Daily Intention:

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

St. Patrick School 2017 Summer Office Hours

Thursday, June 22: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays, July 13, 20 & 27: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday, August 1-3: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday, August 7-11: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 14-22: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

School starts with full day on Wednesday, August 23

(6/22) Championship Shirts Available

Limited-time shirts are available for ordering through this form, or you can order them at Summerfest. Forms must be submitted by June 26th to We will have a limited number available for purchase at Summerfest as well.

(6/20/17)  Prayers for the families:

  • Former St. Patrick Catholic School principal Robert Cathcart passed away June 14th. Visitation will take place Wednesday, June 21st from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Janowicz Family Funeral Home in Remus, with a rosary service at 7:30 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held in his honor Thursday, June 22nd, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Remus, at 11:00 AM.
  • Services for George and Grant Heckman, brother and nephew of Pat Heckman: Wednesday: Rosary 3:30pm, visitation 4-8pm at the PW field house.  Thursday: Rosary 1:30pm, visitation 2-4 & 6-8 at the PW field house.  Friday: Funeral 10:30am, St. Mary Church, Westphalia.

  • Congrats to the MHSAA Division 4 State Champs!

    First baseball state championship in school history!

    To see a list of all 16 of the state champs and 20 runners up, go to the ATHLETICS page.

    (6/17)  Athletic Association minutes from June meeting

    The new officers of the Athletic Association are:

    • President Mike Coyne
    • Vice President Todd Davlin
    • Secretary Kim Drake
    • Treasurer Scott Brown

    (6/12)  Shamrock Auction Financial Report

    The 2017 Shamrock Auction was another resounding success!  The school and the Athletic Association each netted $28,043.40!  An additional $11,800 was donated to be used for Chromebook technology at the school; an additional $4530 was donated to be used for uniforms.  The grand total for 2017 was $72,416.80!  Thank you to everyone who helped make the auction so much fun!

    (6/12) 2016-17 Fourth quarter report cards are now available on the Infinite Campus portal.

    (6/12)  Win tickets to the Summerfest concerts

    Send your photos from past Summerfest celebrations to the Ionia Sentinel Standard and you can win St Pat's Summerfest Concert Tickets for The Journey tribute band or local favorite, Skank, in weekly sweepstakes drawings.

    (6/12)  Volunteer at Summerfest

    The Summerfest sign up sheet is up and running.  Please take a look and sign up to work at an event or two.  

    (6/7) St. Patrick School will have a float in the July 4th parade again this year.  

    We are looking for families to help assemble the float and/or walk in the parade. St. Patrick School will sponsor the candy. The parade will be Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00 am. We will be working on the float Saturday, July 1st from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and Sunday, July 2nd from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. This will take place at Portland B&W pole barn (828 East Grand River). We will post more details as we get them on the school website/Facebook. We’d love to have an overflow of families to show our patriotism and support for St. Patrick School. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Russman at or see Veronica White or Jeff Davlin for details.