St. Vincent de Paul School concentrates on a differentiated curriculum that allows each student to be successful at his/her own level of learning. By allowing each student to work through his/her own learning style we are able to incorporate lessons that engage the student in visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learning. This has enabled our students to consistently score above the national average on standardized tests.

We are able to offer remedial and advanced classes in reading, math, and speech. St. Vincent’s also offers music, art, Spanish, computer, and physical education classes. Read more about our academic program…

Technology is an integrated part of our curriculum. We offer opportunities for students to excel through participation in civic oration contests, geography bee, Power of the Pen writing contests, Christmas and Spring musicals, art shows, science and knowledge fairs, and regularly scheduled community service. Read more about our academic enrichment programs…

Our faculty has over 200 years of combined teaching experience. Seventy-five percent of our graduates continue to play high school sports and eight out of ten of our graduates attend college. We have been honored as a “Buckeye Best School” award and grant recipient since 2003, are listed in the Global Directory of Who’s Who, and are accredited by the state of Ohio through the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.


St. Vincent de Paul School was originally established in Mount Vernon by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1856 in a small dwelling on McArthur Street. The first school building was constructed in 1872. In the 1880’s, high school classes were added with the first class graduating in 1890. The high school has been discontinued since 1968 but the elementary school has continued to thrive despite financial challenges.


Learning through Christ, the Saint Vincent de Paul School family strives to excel in knowledge, service, leadership, and faith through Roman Catholic Tradition.

Belief Statement

The philosophy of Saint Vincent School is based upon the concept of Catholic education as a means of developing the total child. The school exists to assist the parents in the religious, intellectual, psychological, social, emotional, cultural, and physical growth of each child. We believe that cooperation among school, home and parish community will facilitate the following beliefs:

  • Providing a quality educational environment through a partnership of parents, teachers, students and parish community.
  • Utilizing various creative learning methods which encourage individuality.
  • Building and modeling a community of faith by communicating the Gospel message of Jesus.
  • Introducing students to the obligation and experience of service.
  • Providing a values based education.

Saint Vincent de Paul School supports the Diocese of Columbus in creating and maintaining a serious academic climate, which provides students the best opportunity to become productive, contributing citizens of the world.