St. Patrick preps for Catholic Schools Week


St. Patrick School in London will join other accredited Catholic elementary and high schools throughout the Diocese of Columbus in a national celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools Light the Way,” highlights the mission of Catholic schools to provide a faith-based education that supports the whole child academically and spiritually and prepares students for future success.

“St. Patrick School is proud to be a part of this national celebration that helps raise awareness of how Catholic schools continue to light the way for our children,” said Principal Jacob F. Froning. “Our school helps students develop intellectually, spiritually and morally. This fosters the wisdom and understanding needed for them to develop into productive members and leaders for our community.”  

St. Patrick School has planned several activities to celebrate the week including:

• Columbus Zoo Zoomobile, Jan. 28

• Pennies for Patients kickoff, Jan. 29

• Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30

• Crazy Hair Day, Jan. 31

• Faculty vs. eighth grade basketball game, Feb. 1.

• Spaghetti dinner, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2

“We encourage everyone to visit our school, tour our classrooms, talk with our students and teachers, and we’re sure they’ll see what hundreds of families already know—that our school truly does light the way for our students,” said Froning.

“St. Patrick School benefits more than just our students and their families,” said Froning. “With high standardized test scores and attendance rates, our students are prepared for the next phases of their lives. We help build a strong foundation for them to become contributing, successful members of their communities.”

St. Patrick Elementary School was founded in 1874 and has operated continuously since its inception. Educational programming encompasses a pre-school, kindergarten, and grades one through eight.  Presently, 180 students are enrolled K-8. Another 51 students are enrolled in pre-school.

St. Patrick School is fully accredited by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association (OCSAA) and the State of Ohio Department of Education (SDOE).  All faculty members are properly certificated/licensed by the SDOE including art and music specialists. The school also provides intervention tutors and a speech therapist. St. Patrick serves Catholic and non-Catholic children. Approximately 16 percent of the student body is non-Catholic

For more information about events during Catholic Schools Week and for more information about St. Patrick School, visit or call 740-852-0161.

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