Award Year: 2014

St. Patrick School

640 North Calumet Road
Chesterton, IN, 46304-1502

(219) 926-1707

Mr. Richard John Rupcich, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Gary

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St. Patrick provides quality education in a Christian atmosphere. We are committed to Catholic values, academic excellence, parent and community involvement, and service to others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
St. Patrick School's annual Christmas Program

St. Patrick School's annual Christmas Program

As an Indiana 4-Star School, St. Patrick School is a great place to learn and achieve because Catholic religion is integrated into all areas of daily life. The Catholic faith comes alive for students through the weekly celebration of Mass and special liturgical and seasonal activities, such as Living Stations of the Cross, the Living Rosary, and the annual May Crowning. The foundation of such religious formation, however, takes place daily through interdisciplinary instruction in the classroom and the personal conduct expected from students and staff. St. Patrick School also challenges students to put faith into action through community service. Students donate to the local food pantry as well as the Table of Plenty - a free weekly dinner prepared for those seeking a meal and companionship. They engage in global social issues during Catholic Schools Week, as each grade participates in a service project of their choice. Through the cooperative efforts of its pastor, faculty, parents, and students, St. Patrick School strives to promote an atmosphere in which our students may grow as responsible, compassionate citizens. St. Patrick School endeavors, in a holistic approach, to develop the individual intellectual potential of each student and the formation of a moral barometer that prepares children for continued academic success with personal integrity, social grace, and responsibility