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The Sharpen the Saw principle is to maintain and increase effectiveness, we must renew ourselves in body, heart, mind, and soul. To live by Habit 7, St. Patrick After-School Program offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports for your children to balance work and play.


  • Aerial Dancing
  • Arts and Craft
  • Coding
  • Dance & Hip-Hop
  • Homework supervision
  • Guitar
  • Music
  • Rinconcito Musical
  • Robotics


  • Basketball 
  • Karate 
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

These extracurricular activities are offered for students from 1st to 12th grade from Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. 

Please remember that your child can only be registered in one sport and one club, giving the opportunity to all our students as well as promoting equity.

Class size is limited for all activities. This will guarantee quality lessons and appropriate discipline in the activities.

SMART MINI RHINOS (Tanda Extendida - Preschool)  

Our full and varied extracurricular program includes a whole host of exciting opportunities for our Mini-Rhinos to discover their personal leadership at a young age. 

The Smart Mini Rhino program aims to combine learning in a fun environment that invites exploration of different areas of student development.

The activities help to generate independence, cultivate good habits, and prepare students for autonomy and freedom, connecting academic activities and practical life early skills for students of Nursery 2 to 1st Grade.




Through our leadership culture, “The True Mission”, we provide the necessary tools to help our entrepreneurial leaders thrive and excel through their talents and skills.

We adopted THE LEADER IN ME program, as an important complement to reinforce the institutional values of our school.

The international corporation, “Franklyn Covey”, has certified us to implement this leadership program based on the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. It promotes the practice of each habit as a way to improve every aspect of our students’ lives, influencing positively our entire community.
The Leader in Me parts from the premise that every child is a born leader and that it is important for them to discover their talents in order to improve their personal worth, giving them the opportunity to first direct their own lives and then influence others. It also promotes and motivates students to acquire and apply the essential skills required by the 21st century citizens. In addition to increasing their self-confidence and discovering their special talents, they develop the inner leader within them.
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The Common Core
The Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
The new Common Core State Standards have been adopted by more than 48 states. These K–12 standards are informed by the highest state standards from across the United States. If your child is meeting the expectations outlined in these standards, he or she will be well prepared.
Why are Academic Standards Important?
Academic standards are important because they help ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in college and the workforce. They help set clear and consistent expectations for students, parents, and teachers; build your child’s knowledge and skills; and help set high goals for all students. Students will be receiving higher level material but they will be covering less objectives per grade level. More time will be spent on each objective to guarantee learning.
Of course, high standards are not the only thing needed for our children’s success. But standards provide an important first step — a clear roadmap for learning for teachers, parents, and students. Having clearly defined goals helps families and teachers work together to ensure that students succeed.
Standards help parents and teachers know when students need extra assistance or when they need to be challenged even more. They also will help your child develop critical thinking skills that will prepare him or her for college and career.
Mission Statement
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections.
The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency specified in the National Research Council’s report Adding It Up: adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately), and productive disposition (habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy).
English Language Arts Standards
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.
The Standards set requirements not only for English language arts (ELA) but also for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Just as students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, so too must the Standards specify the literacy skills and understandings required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. Literacy standards for grade 6 and above are predicated on teachers of ELA, history/social studies, science, and technical subjects using their content area expertise to help students meet the particular challenges of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in their respective fields. It is important to note that the 6–12 literacy standards in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are not meant to replace content standards in those areas but rather to supplement them.
As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. Indeed, the skills and understandings students are expected to demonstrate have wide applicability outside the classroom or workplace. Students who meet the Standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. They habitually perform the critical reading necessary to pick carefully through the staggering amount of information available today in print and digitally. They actively seek the wide, deep, and thoughtful engagement with high-quality literary and informational texts that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews.
As a team, the St. Patrick Rhinos participate in various friendly competitions and tournaments. We encourage our students to enjoy and love sports, as it is one of the basic pillars for Sharpening the Saw, which invites us to take care and love our selves.
The sports included in our After-School Activities program are:
  • Chess
  • Karate
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball

Go Rhinos!

Go Rhinos! Our Soccer program is professionally designed to promote teamwork, responsibility, loyalty and sportsmanship.

To ensure this, we have an alliance with the DV7 Soccer Academy, which is a network of international youth soccer clubs led by David Villa, former World Cup winner and Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer.


To forge entrepreneurial leaders who will positively impact our constantly evolving globalized world.

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Inspiring future leaders through our commitment to academic excellence
for students from Preschool to Grade 12. 

The Saint Patrick School’s curriculum is built on several pillars of pedagogy, technology, and learning designed to challenge and support our students

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