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.


(1/17) Happy birthday to Karley Beachnau and Carly Zimmerman yesterday.

(1/17) There is no busing at dismissal today for grades 6-12. There is no busing at all tomorrow.

(1/17) All middle and high school students will be participating in a local March for Life to downtown Portland on Friday afternoon. Please dress appropriately.

(1/16) St. Patrick School is closed today.

(1/15) St. Patrick School is closed today, due to worsening road conditions in areas of our district.

(1/14) Happy birthday to Macie Leonard.

(1/14) Good luck to the bowling team as they host P-W and to the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams as they play in Fulton.

(1/14) If you are available tonight, please help at the Congregational Church community dinner between 4 and 6.

(1/13)  Tutoring available

St. Patrick student, Joshua Snitgen is offering science tutoring services for upper elementary and middle school students at St. Patrick School and Portland Middle School. If you are interested, text him at

(1/11) Shamrock Auction 2019 Letter

Don't forget to "like" the Shamrock Auction Facebook page for updates!

(1/11) Happy birthday to Nathaniel Leahy, Tori Sandborn, Emily Snitgen and Brody Beckhold today, and to Miss Bennett on Sunday.

(1/10) March for Life itinerary

(1/10) Happy birthday to Aiden Fandel.

(1/9) Happy birthday to Marley Weems, Colie Weems and Mrs. Kristen Schrauben.


(1/9) NHS Members: Info about blood drive

Our next blood drive is coming up on the 22nd of this month! Don't forget to sign up for a work shift on Sign-Up-Genius! For this drive you must sign up ONE donor on the clipboard on the NHS bulletin board.  If you sign up a second donor, you will earn an out of dress code slip.  If you need to make up donors from last drive, however, (you know who you are) you do not qualify for the out of dress code slip incentive.  See Mr. Smith if you have questions.

(1/3)  Join in the Stewardship Celebration!

The St. Patrick Stewardship Committee is sponosoring some contests and a celebration to celebrate stewardship in our parish:

  • The “Art Prize” competition is open to all middle school youth of the parish. First Place - $100.00/per team; Second Place - $50.00/per team: Third Place – $25.00/per team.  Info and Application
  • The Poster Challenge is open to all 4th and 5th grade students of the parish.  First Place - $25.00/per person; Second Place - $15.00/per person; Third Place – $10.00/per person.  Info and Application.
  • The 2019 Stewardship Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 after the 4:30 Mass, in the Parish Hall.  Come enjoy some delicious food, get a chance to win a door prize while sharing in conversation and fellowship!  Also, the winners of the Youth Stewardship Contests will be announced. All are welcome!  Printable flyer.

(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.