Award Year: 2013

Saint Patrick School

115 Channing Ave
Malvern, PA, 19355-2747

(610) 644-5797

Patricia O'Donnell, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

School Website


Our Catholic school community collaborates to meet the challenges of a rigorous curriculum and develop 21st century connected learners and Christian disciples.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 97%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Saint Patrick Catholic School is nestled in the borough of Malvern, PA, a unique small town village 25 miles from Philadelphia. Headquarters of major technology, health care and financial corporations call Malvern home.

The life and teachings of Jesus Christ are the funnel through which all decisions and planning flow.

21st century learning is supported by a hands-on state-of the-art science lab and program, two technology labs, and two media centers. Interactive white boards and the"Bring Your Own Device" initiative integrate technology across the curriculum. Teachers seek to inspire students to embrace our challenging curriculum, based on the Common Core State Standards, and to become life-long learners who will pursue their passions and interests.

Middle school students in grades 5-8 are members of our "House" program which builds relationships, strengthens leadership skills, and fosters shared identity. St. Pat's encourages our students in activities that build the spirit, imagination, mind, heart, and body. Service is an important part of our students' school life through our Operation Kids Care program. Students partner with children with disabilities, feed the poor, and visit the sick.

A school wide focus on professional development and learning for our teachers is an essential part of our school's culture. Many teachers have earned Master's degrees and a few are in the process of completing programs.