About St. Patrick School

Belief Statement


 We believe that…

  • The Gospel is the moral compass for our spiritual growth.
  • The health, safety, and welfare of students is of prime importance.
  • Expectations can be different for each student, but each student can be expected to achieve.
  • When parents and teachers work as a team, education is optimized.
  • Learning how to learn contributes to lifelong achievement.

Our Mission is...

Founded in 1894 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Patrick School offers a Catholic education from preschool to eighth grade.  Our mission is to ensure that all students receive the support, encouragement, and resources to maximize spiritual, academic, and emotional growth.  Sensitive to each child's uniqueness, we envision life-long achievement through faith, learning, and action for every student. 



Call the school office (814-432-8689) for admissions information.

The course of study recommend by the Diocese of Erie provides the age appropriate content and skills to be taught at each grade level and is aligned with the PA Dept. of Education Standards.

Here a few of the many things we offer:

  • Faith-based Education
  • All-Day Kindergarten
  • Preschool for ages 3-4
  • Multi-aged Classes
  • Differentiated Education
  • Title I Reading Support
  • Act 89 Math Support
  • Speech & Language Support
  • Diocesan Spelling Bee
  • National Geography Bee
  • Piano & Instrumental Lessons
  • Class Retreats
  • Community Service
  • Student Choir
  • Altar Servers
  • Student Teachers
  • Mission Club
  • Music Classes
  • Art Classes
  • Technology Integrated Instruction
  • School Nurse

Our Role in the Community


St. Patrick School has been a positive presence in the Franklin and Oil City area since 1894.  Firmly rooted in the Catholic Faith tradition, we strive to provide students with a solid spiritual and academic foundation on which to build.  Although our students come from various communities, our family atmosphere brings us together. Those not of our faith feel welcome as well.  It is our intention to maintain this presence as we continue the spiritual and academic formation of those entrusted to us.  Today the teachers continue teaching the same values that were instilled in the students 120 years ago. 

Admission Information

Visit our admissions section for complete details, testimonials and tuition information.