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.

(06/16) Athletic Association Minutes June 2 Meeting

Athletic Association minutes 6-2-19

(06/16) School Board Notes–May 19 Meeting

May School Board Notes 2019

(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.

(06/07) St. Patrick Track and Field enjoys historic season

Read all about it in The Beacon.

(06/07) Last school newsletter for the year

Newsletter 6-7-19

(06/01) Video of Dress Code Changes

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

(05/24) Important Announcement from Mr. Hodge

Dear St. Patrick School Parents,

Mr. David Faber, Superintendent of the Office of Catholic Schools, with the support of Most Reverend Bishop David Walkowiak, has mandated that all schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids extend their school year as necessary into June to account for all 180 days of school minus the nine allowable snow days.

With the three days of school that were already added to our school calendar earlier in the year, we must still add three more days to the end of our school year.  Therefore, the last day of school for St. Patrick School in Portland will be on Wednesday, June 12.  This day will be an early release day with a 12:00 dismissal for all students.


School Calendar

Nothing from Monday, June 17 to Monday, July 01.

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We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Coming Soon! June 21-23, 2019

There are still a lot of empty spots on the volunteer list.  Would you be able to do one of these jobs:

Summer Fest is Portland’s LARGEST COMMUNITY EVENT!

Visit the Summer Fest website for complete information!