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 (ext 119) or Mrs. Cortney Smith (ext 120).


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St. Patrick School 2021 Summer Office Hours

  • June 17 & 24:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • July 15, 22, & 29:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • August 3-5:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • August 9-13: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • August 16-24:  7:00 am – 4:00 pm
(06/11) Career Opportunity: 3rd Grade Teacher

St. Patrick Catholic School, immersed in the teachings of the Catholic Church, is dedicated to providing excellent spiritual and academic formation in the development of well-rounded individuals centered in Christ. 

St. Patrick Catholic School is seeking a full time K-5 certified teacher. This position is for the 3rd grade for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Report to the Elementary Principal 

Job Description: 

  • Implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans for all children in the classroom that fit with the philosophy of St. Patrick School.
  • Organize each day’s activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop faith, curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
  • Additionally, qualified applicants must be dependable, flexible, and able to maintain confidentiality. General duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Help build the school’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in and plan school religious and service activities.
  • Demonstrate effective planning skills by aiding in the preparation of lessons designed to implement stated goals and objectives and incorporate school curriculum and objectives in lesson plans.
  • Organize classroom learning and materials to maximize student time on tasks as well as motivate student learning.
  • Assist in the established and consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image; set high standards for student behavior and manage inappropriate behavior effectively.
  • Help maintain a functional and pleasant learning environment
  • At all times, demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing diocesan and school policies and regulations.
  • Display sound judgment in dress and general behavior.

Required knowledge/skills: 

  • Practicing Catholic living in accordance with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church • Proficient in written communication
  • Expert in multitasking and problem solving


  • Valid Michigan elementary teaching certificate
  • An understanding of appropriate instructional strategies for elementary students • Knowledge about utilizing and planning for effective instructional uses of technology • Knowledge of current curriculum as outlined by the Catholic Diocese
  • An ability to work on and be a contributor to a highly professional team of teachers

Please send cover letter, resume, and Dioceasan application click here for employment to: Cortney Smith, Principal 

St. Patrick School 

Email: cortneysmith@portlandstpats.org

(06/08) Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our fourth quarter honor roll students.

(06/04) Now Enrolling! Little Shamrocks Daycare
St. Patrick Little Shamrocks Daycare NOW ENROLLING!  St. Patrick School is excited to announce that we are offering a childcare facility for preschool aged children (3&4 yr. old).  All are welcome!  Please call the office for more details or contact Early Childhood Director, Mr. Aaron Thelen, aaronthelen@portlandstpats.org  
(06/04) Capping Off Another Successful School Year!

Mr. Hodge summarizes the 2020-21 school year.

(06/03) Employment Opportunity: Lead Daycare Teacher

More information can be found here.

(06/03) Employment Opportunity: Student Support and Academic Interventionist

More information can be found here.

(05/11) St. Patrick School is seeking a full time Student Support and Academic Interventionist.

More information can be found at this link.

(04/28) Middle School Football

St. Patrick School is proud to announce that we will be offering a middle school (6th, 7th, 8th grade) football program for the fall of 2021.  We will be part of the Central Michigan 8-Man Football Conference.  Please see attached letter and registration form.

Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th grade) Football – Parent Letter

Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th grade) Football – Fall 2021 Registration

(04/16) Third Quarter Honor Roll

The St. Patrick Middle and High School third quarter honor roll can be found at this link.

(01/22) Second Quarter Honor Roll

The St. Patrick Middle and High School second quarter honor roll can be found at this link.

School Calendar

Monday, June 21
  • Driver Training Segment 1

    Monday, June 21  7:00 am - 9:00 am
    St Patrick Portland-1-STPP-Room 115 (150)

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Tuesday, June 22
  • Driver Training Segment 1

    Tuesday, June 22  7:00 am - 9:00 am
    St Patrick Portland-1-STPP-Room 115 (150)

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Wednesday, June 23
  • Driver Training Segment 1

    Wednesday, June 23  7:00 am - 9:00 am
    St Patrick Portland-1-STPP-Room 115 (150)

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Thursday, June 24
  • Driver Training Segment 1

    Thursday, June 24  7:00 am - 9:00 am
    St Patrick Portland-1-STPP-Room 115 (150)

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Friday, June 25
  • Driver Training Segment 1

    Friday, June 25  7:00 am - 9:00 am
    St Patrick Portland-1-STPP-Room 115 (150)

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Monday, June 28
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Wednesday, June 30
Thursday, July 01
Friday, July 02
Saturday, July 03
Sunday, July 04