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St. Vincent Elementary School is part of a Pre-K through Grade 12 Catholic Education system operated by St. Vincent de Paul Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This school system is formally evaluated every seven years and accreditation is renewed annually. Pre-K-Grade 8 is fully accredited by the National Federation of Non-Public Schools. Our High School is accredited by the North Central Association and was ranked one of the Top 50 Catholic Schools.

SVES: "A Tradition Unlike Any Other"

Enlivened by Faith

• Weekly Celebration of Mass
• In-depth Sacrament Preparation
• Reconciliation twice a year
• Daily religion instruction based on the Four Pillars of the Catholic Church Doctrine
• New Religion textbooks (2011)
• Daily Prayer
• Certified Religion Teachers
• Prayer corners in each classroom
• Service projects to put our faith into action like St. Vincent de Paul
• Unified by one school theme for the year - "We Are The Hands and Feet of Christ"
• ACRE testing to measure achievement in Religion
• Retreat days for grades 5-12

Enriched by Tradition

• Part of the rich Vincentian history in Perry County
• Over 100 years of Catholic education in our community
• Generations of families attend and support this school
• Commitment to school uniforms especially our blue and gold plaid
• Life long friendships seen at Homecoming and Alumni Association

Embraced as Family

• Parents respected as first and primary educators of children
• Two Parent/Teacher Conferences with a 98%+ attendance
• Active Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)
• Parents assist as school volunteers, read to primary students, plan holiday parties, assist
  with field trips
• All adults must have a background check and trained before assisting with our students
• School nurse is available to provide additional care for our students
• Special family activities such as Breakfast with Santa, Trunk or Treat and Grandparents'
  Day

Encircled with Care

• Each child known and called by their first name
• 1:8 adult to student ratio
• Dedicated, caring and experienced faculty
• Four teacher aides to give extra assistance to students
• Nurse to assist students and parents
• New, safe playground
• Bully Prevention Program
• Daily After School Care
• Door Security System
• Daily Hot Lunch Program
• Well-being plan to promote fitness and healthy choices

Empowered with Opportunity

• Above average scores on the yearly ITBS Achievement tests
• High school students score above national and state average on ACT
• Higher grading scale than area public schools to encourage higher achievement
• Daily homework assignments to encourage high achievement and responsibility
• Technology integration throughout the curriculum
• Differentiated instruction used to meet the needs and interests of all students
• Four teacher aides available to give added academic assistance and support
• Title 1 on-site services in reading available to students in primary grade levels
• Comprehensive curriculum guide for grades Pre-K through Grade 12
• College prepatory education and college credits possible at SVHS through St. Louis
   University
 
For more information or to arrange a personal tour of our school, contact:
Dr. Patricia HensleyDr. Ben Johnson,  Mrs. Kristen Renner, or 573-547-4300 ext. 325

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