St. Patrick and Notre Dame - a partnership made in Heaven
St. Patrick Catholic School in Largo, Florida, was founded in 1959 by Rev. John Scully and run by the Sisters of Mercy from Worchester, Massachusetts. The school was first accredited by the Florida Catholic School Conference in March 1974, and continues to be accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and the National Council for Private School Accreditation. St. Patrick serves 177 students from preschool through grade eight under the direction and guidance of Mr. Keith Galley, Principal, since 2016.
St. Patrick is the newest member of the Alliance for Catholic Education’s Notre Dame ACE Academies in partnership with the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The Notre Dame ACE Academies are a network of academically excellent, financially sustainable, and distinctively Catholic K-8 schools, that operate through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.
The mission of the Notre Dame ACE Academies is to provide a Catholic education of the highest quality to as many children as possible by mobilizing the resources of the University, the diocese, statewide parental choice programs and local communities. ACE faculty and staff work closely with school and diocesan leaders to increase academic achievement, boost enrollment and strengthen the schools’ Catholic identity by enhancing school leadership, curriculum, instruction, professional development, financial management and marketing.