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Adopt a Student

Adopt a Student

In Academic year 2020/21, St. Patrick Academy will serve 91 students, the majority of which reside in Rhode Island’s urban core of Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. Others come from the urban rim cities and towns including Cranston, North Providence, Johnston and East Providence.

The cost to educate a student at St. Patrick Academy is substantial, but no family is charged more for tuition than they can afford. Last year, 58% of our families paid $500 or less in tuition and 30% of our families paid nothing at all.

We rely on the generosity of our donors and friends to bridge the gap through the Adopt-a-Student program.

You can make a positive impact on the lives of deserving young women and men who desire a quality, Catholic college-preparatory education. Our students really want to succeed! Help them reach their goals and make their dream come true. Put them on the path to a college education.

Your support provides:

  • A quality, Catholic college-preparatory education in a nurturing environment.
  • Personal and academic counseling from the guidance director and designated Teacher-Counselors.
  • One-on-one and small group support with an Academic Support Teacher, as needed.
  • Annual group retreats to build camaraderie and enrich the student’s spiritual life.
  • The opportunity to go on mission trips, such as the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
  • The opportunity to participate in team and club sports, including basketball, cheerleading, track and field and soccer.
  • A robust program of clubs and activities, providing fun and enriching opportunities for students after school.


How do I adopt a student?

The SPA Development Office welcomes all inquiries into the Adopt-a-Student program. An adoption can be established with a minimum annual gift of $500. Payment plans (recurring gifts), multi-year programs and pledges are available.

▪   Full-year sponsorship: $12,000           

▪   Half-year sponsorship: $6,000           

▪   Quarter-year sponsorship: $3,000

▪   Support sponsorship: $1,500

▪   Friendship sponsorship: $500

To make an initial inquiry, call the SPA Development Office at (401) 421- 0810 or email Robin Tagliaferri, Development at

Gifts and correspondence can be sent by U.S. Post to: St. Patrick Academy, 244 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908, Attention: Development Office.

Credit card gifts can be made through the SPA website at or by calling Veronica Seda, Assistant to the Development Director, at (401) 421- 9300 x13.

Sponsors are welcome to establish a connection with their adopted student, as the program includes correspondence from the student in the form of letters, emails and cards. If you would like to adopt a specific student, or a student of a specific grade level or gender, please let us know.