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Adopt a Student

Adopt a Student

Download the Adopt-A-Student brochure (below) to learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a St. Patrick Academy 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 $11,500 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 about one-quarter of our families pay no tuition at all and the rest of our families pay an average of only about $1,000 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 90 students, of whom:

  • 99% receive financial assistance
  • 99% live in Rhode Island's urban core or urban rim cities
  • 91% are Hispanic, African American, or Asian
  • 74% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
  • 64% 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

Partial sponsorship: $1,500

Booster sponsorship: $500

When you adopt a student, you will receive:

  • Monthly emails from your student
  • 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

If you would like to adopt a specific student or a student at a specific grade level, please let us know. Minimum sponsorship of $500 required to be matched with a student, however, donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated.

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