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 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 extracurricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.



St. Patrick School 2019 Summer Office Hours

June 12: office closes at 12:00 p.m.

June 13-14: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

June 17-19: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

June 20 & 27: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

July 11, 18 & 25: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 1: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 5-9: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 12: normal office hours resume

Mr. Hodge (randyhodge@portlandstpats.com) and Mrs. Smith (cortneysmith@portlandstpats.com) will be in the office at additional times.

Please email them and they will reply as soon as possible. Thank you.

(07/05) Seeking bids

Request for Quotes (RFQ)
Portland St. Patrick School
MSP Security Grant Project
Bids Due 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2019

Portland St. Patrick School has been awarded a grant from the Michigan State Police Emergency
Management and Homeland Security Division for the installation and upgrade of various security
measures. Work includes replacement of doors (various locations), upgrades to existing exterior
doors, replacement of an alarm/bell system controller, expansion (or replacement) of existing
keyless entry system, installation of two-way communication remote access control, installation
of exterior and interior video cameras with DVR capabilities, and possible network upgrades for
video system integration.

Walk-thru is available on a limited basis by appointment only. A scheduled walk-thru will be
held at 1:00 p.m. on July 10th.

Bid information is available by contacting Plants & Grounds Committee member Heather
Hendges at heather@hendgesdm.com (616-293-8591). Quotes may be emailed to this contact’s
email only OR hand delivered in a sealed envelope marked “FY2018 MSP Security Grant Portland
St. Patrick School” with the contractor’s name & address.

Portland St. Patrick Parish reserves the right to reject any & all bids for any reason. Minority,
women, and veteran owned businesses are encouraged to provide bids.

(06/11) Write a testimonial—win an Amazon gift card!
SPS Marketing Committee is looking for personal testimonials from parents and students (current and former) to use on the school’s website and in printed materials.  Suggested ideas for testimonials include:
  • The benefits of having a uniform dress code.
  • How we make Catholic education affordable.
  • The availability of scholarships—and how they have benefitted our family.
  • Sportsmanship and teamwork at St. Patrick School.
  • Your thoughts on academics, faith formation, extracurriculars, etc.
  • Or, whatever you would like to write, from your own experience—that might help another family want to bring their children to St. Pat’s.

Please submit a brief testimonial (under 200 words) to ashley_kliewer@yahoo.com by July 31, 2019 to be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

(06/07) New grandparent passes will not expire

Attention Grandparents: Sports passes for grandparents will not expire starting this fall. Make sure you pick up your orange colored grandparent pass this fall to attend all future St. Patrick School sporting events.

(06/07) Summer Construction Information

Summer Building Construction: Please note that if you come on the St. Patrick Parish/School campus this summer, there may be construction going on due to the installation of the new roof as well as work be completed from the Michigan State Police Safety and Security Grant. Some entrances may not be available at any given time or day.

The parking lot between the church and school will be closed starting June 13th as we begin the roofing project. All visitors and staff, including basketball and volleyball camp attendees, must use the door (#6) on West Street closest to Grand River to enter the school. Do not park on the school side of any streets.

(06/01) Video of Dress Code Changes

Here is a video that shows the dress code changes for next year:

(04/24) Mr. Hodge announces schedule for remainder of the year

Read Mr. Hodge’s latest Reflection to see what’s on the schedule for the rest of the year.

School Calendar

Nothing from Thursday, July 18 to Thursday, August 01.

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We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!