St. Patrick school participates in Presidential Fitness testing twice a year. In the fall, all students in grades 1-8 participate in practice testing, and are evaluated again in the spring in areas of overall fitness.
During gym class, each homeroom divides into groups to run, do sit-ups, gauge upper body strength, agility, and flexibility. For every age group, the school is given parameters of the top 50th and 85th percentile of all kids in the country fall. Parents are needed to help record the results for each child. The time commitment is usually 1-2 hours twice a year.