St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Early Elementary  Admissions

St. Patrick School offers three choices for early elementary:

  • The preschool has a 2-day program for children who are 3 years old and a 2-day with an optional 3rd day program available for children who are 4 years old.
  • The developmental kindergarten program is available for children who are 4 years old and turn 5 before December 31 of the school year.
  • The kindergarten program is designed for students who turn 5 on or before November 1 of the school year of enrollment.
  • A developmental assessment is administered to any student enrolling in St. Patrick School for DK or kindergarten; students are assessed in the spring and are assessed only one time in their early education career. Once placement is determined by the screener, the results are shared with the parents.

Registration of Transfer Students

Students interested in transferring to St. Patrick High School must apply for admission. Students should enroll within the first week of any academic quarter, but exceptions may be made at the discretion of the school administration. Decisions regarding admission are made following a review of the student's full academic, attendance and disciplinary record from the current school. This includes appropriate credentials (transcript of credits and/or report cards). Falsification or withholding of documents, records, etc., and/or concealing of serious problems are grounds for immediate dismissal. Admission of transfer students is subject to an entrance interview with the student and the student's family with the Principal or designee, and is subject to the approval of the Principal.

St. Patrick High School shall not admit any student expelled from any school pursuant to PA- 328 (pertaining to weapons possession, rape and arson) and shall refuse admission to any student who has committed a weapons offense, an assaultive offense or has delivered controlled substances.

St. Patrick School will not admit any student who has been expelled from another school or committed criminal acts.

All transfer students admitted are placed on a probationary status for one year. Probation may require the student to execute and comply with a behavioral contract, treatment and reports from social service providers.

Tuition and Fees

The Education Commission with Finance Commission approval sets tuition rates for the school.
Registration Fee: A non-refundable registration fee is payable at the time of registration.
Graduation Fee: A fee for graduation expenses is billed for all seniors.

Grants are available for families needing tuition assistance; please contact the school office for information (517-647-7551). Grant applications must be submitted by March 15th for the following school year.


If tuition is not paid, report cards will be held and students will be excluded from classes.