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.


2018 Winter Exam Schedule 
Secondary Schedule (Grades 6-12) 
  • Monday, December 17: Regular full day of school 
  • Tuesday, December 18: 7:30 - 11:07 Regular morning school day schedule 11:37 - 12:09 5th hour class 12:12 - 12:44 6th hour class 12:50 - 2:20 7th Hour Exam 
  • Wednesday, December 19: 7:50 - 9:20 1st Hour Exam 9:30 - 11:00 2nd Hour Exam - No busing at 11 am 
  • Thursday, December 20: 7:50 - 9:20 3rd Hour Exam 9:30 - 11:00 4th Hour Exam - No busing at 11 am 
  • Friday, December 21: No busing at dismissal (PPS half day, times do not align): 7:50 - 9:20 5th Hour Exam 9:30 - 11:00 6th Hour Exam / Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:40a on Dec. 21.
(12/19) Happy birthday to Marlie Bengel and Eden Zimmerman.

(12/19) Good luck to the JV and varsity boys basketball teams as they host Fowler, and to the junior high boys basketball team as they host Bath.

(12/19) Dress code reminder: polo shirts must be worn under the new jackets from Johnnie Macs.

(12/18) Happy birthday to Teddy Brown and Mrs. Bennett.

(12/18) Good luck to the JV and varsity girls basketball teams as they play in Fowler.

(12/18) There is no busing at dismissal for secondary students Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week.

(12/17) Good luck to the bowling team as they host Carson City and to the junior high boys basketball team as they play in Saranac.

(12/15)  School newsletter

(12/14) Dress code for secondary students next week is normal dress code Monday through Thursday, on Friday you may wear jeans with a Christmas shirt or spirit shirt.

(12/13) Happy birthday to Miss Carol.

(12/12)   From Johnny Macs:

St. Patrick School spirit wear order will be available for pick up starting tomorrow morning (December 13th) in the school office.  If you selected shipping, your order is going out USPS and should be delivered in 3-5 days.  Some of the school approved full zip jackets are back ordered until after the first of the year and will be delivered when done.

(12/12)  Christmas on the Ranch
St. Pat's high school students invite you to an evening of fun for all!  Free activities will take place on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Bonter Ranch, 2229 Staley Road, Lyons, MI, from 5-8 pm.  Bring your family and friends for a sleigh ride, chesnuts roasting on an open fire, free hotdogs and hot chocolate, live animals.  See the flyer for complete information.

(12/12) Happy birthday to Shane Cook.

(12/12) Good luck to the JV and varsity boys basketball teams as they play at P-W.

(12/12) Any secondary student interested in attending reconciliation at noon on Friday:

Please have your parent call or email the office to give permission for you to sign out. You would return after your penance is complete.

(12/11) The Toys for Tots collection runs through this Friday. 

Please help fill our collection boxes for children in need in Ionia County.  Be sure to watch the morning news on ABC 13 this Friday; students and faculty from St. Pat's will be visiting the studio and appear on the broadcast during the 6:30 am programming for the Toys for Tots promotion.

(12/10) Happy birthday to Cole Kinsman.

(12/10)  Thank you!
Thanks to all who helped make our Portland Holiday Fest  parade entries huge successes.  The float was spectacular and the horses were impressive.  Thanks to John Bonter and Cliff Sanders for transporting all seven horses and helping wrangle them during the set up. Thanks to Derek and Susan Heins for providing the trailer and pulling the float so skillfully through the parade route.  Thanks to our awesome students who walked with the float and rode the horses.  Our students always display what is great about our school.

(12/7) â€‹Progress reports for the second quarter (students in grades 3-12) are available on the Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal. 

(11/12)  Scholarship information

Families wishing to apply for scholarships for the 2019-20 school year will need to complete the Smart Aid application. Applications and complete instructions are available here.