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Adopt a Student

Your gift to Adopt-a-Student at St. Patrick Academy makes a tangible difference for deserving students in Rhode Island who seek a Catholic college-preparatory education. Your support provides tuition assistance, ensuring no student is turned away due to an inability to pay. Your donation changes lives.

The average cost to educate each St. Patrick Academy student is $11,200 per year. St. Patrick Academy relies on your generosity to provide financial assistance to 100% of our students. Tuition covers less than 10% of the school’s costs.  No family is asked to pay more than they can afford. This means that roughly one-quarter of our families pay no tuition at all and many pay an average of only about $1,400 per year. Your support ensures that St. Patrick Academy can maintain its commitment to admit students who aspire to spiritual, personal, and academic excellence, regardless of need.

We serve more than 80 students, of whom:

  • 100% receive financial assistance
  • 93% live in inner-city urban areas in Rhode Island
  • 89% are Hispanic or African American
  • 71% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
  • 66% come from single parent / single guardian households

Your support provides:

  • A college-preparatory Catholic education with an average class size of 15.
  • Assistance with securing uniform items

Personal and academic counseling through the guidance office and designated Teacher-Counselors

  • One-on-one and small group academic support with an Academic Support Teacher and/or tutor from Providence College (as needed)
  • Yearly class retreats to enrich each students’ spiritual life and build community
  • The opportunity to participate in mission trips (recent trips have included assisting with the hurricane relief effort in Texas and working with the poor in the Dominican Republic)
  • The ability to participate in team sports, including cross-country, basketball, and cheerleading.
  • A robust clubs and activities program, providing safe, fun, enrichment options for students after school, including Student Council, Chess Club, Art Club, Club 3107 (Discipleship Club) and Music Ministry / Jesus Band.

Full-year sponsorship: $12,000

Half year sponsorship: $6,000

Quarter year sponsorship: $3,000

Benefits of adopting a student include:

  • A letter from your student (twice per year for full-year sponsors)
  • An invitation to a year-end event with your student and other  Adopt-a-Student participants
  • Periodic updates when your student reaches a milestone or accomplishment (such as achieving honor roll status, or being accepted into college) during the course of your sponsorship.
  • An invitation to Graduation if your student is a senior.

To adopt a student, please use the “Donate” link above. If you would like to make a pledge or receive more information about adopting a student, please contact the Development Office at 401-421-0810 or  

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