Author: Pat Fitzpatrick

Well-Chosen Words

Seven-year-old Al only lasted twelve weeks in the classroom before his teacher grew tired of his self-centered attitude and incessant questions.  If the teacher said he didn’t know the answer to the question Al would stare back at him and ask, “why?”  This, coupled with the teacher’s observation that Al’s head was too big for … Continued

The Thickets by the Jordan

Written by Pat Fitzpatrick, Headmaster “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5   The new president of ACSI, Dr. Larry Taylor, recently shared Jeremiah … Continued

Confirmation or Transformation

Our headmaster, Patrick Fitzpatrick originally had the following blog entry published in The Journal: A Conversation on Education in the Classical Tradition. Volume III, Winter 2009, but the information contained within is worth repeating for a new generation of parents, educators, and students. Confirmation or Transformation by Pat Fitzpatrick Whenever I ponder the question of whether … Continued

The Power of Immersion

The picture above is the earliest picture on record of me as a student. If the uniform style I am wearing is throwing you off, let me explain: In 1968 my older brother Scott, my two-year-old sister Carol, and I climbed aboard a jumbo jet with our parents for our first transcontinental flight. Destination: Yokosuka, … Continued

Senior Testimonial, Class of 2019

Each year at our Baccalaureate Service we ask a few seniors to share their testimonies about how God has worked in their lives through their experience at Plumstead Christian School.  Although Josh joined our school as a senior he left an indelible mark on the school community, and the school community, athletic teams, friendships, faculty, … Continued

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