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Greetings to you!

Thank you for having interest in our beloved St. Vincent de Paul Parish School. I want to personally thank you on behalf of Catholic education. Even more importantly, thank you for taking an interest in choosing St. Vincent de Paul Parish School. Catholic education really does matter – for us, for our children, for our world, and for strengthening and prolonging our faith to the next generations. Thank you for taking the first step to give your children the best education, here at St. Vincent de Paul Parish School.

Our school is a beautiful community school dedicated to develop the spiritual lives of its learners. Our school is the oldest Roman-Catholic school in Akron. We encompass learners from 13 area-school districts and teach children pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Our purpose is to create a Catholic atmosphere in which the learners internalize their true purpose in life and come to an understanding of the traditions of the Roman-Catholic faith. We strive to keep Christ in our mind, body, and heart every day. Academically, we work to challenge learners to achieve their best by using their God-given talents and abilities. We provide opportunities to stimulate physical, psychological, emotional, social, and the spiritual well-being of all of our learners. Our dedication to academic excellence and Catholic principles has made St. Vincent de Paul Parish School an outstanding school, educating children since 1853.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School has a wide array of opportunities that stimulate and support learner success, both inside and outside of the classroom. We offer a STEM education, focusing on Stewardship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. We are a 1:1 iPad school and implement Project-Based learning throughout our curriculum. Our Engineering class focuses on problem-solving skills which can be implemented in any content area. We offer full-day or half-day pre-kindergarten beginning at 3 ½ years of age. We focus on academic excellence and individualized attention that will excel learners to the best of their abilities. We are a parish school, we are dedicated to our Catholic faith and work to instill the values and traditions of the faith. We have a comprehensive academic program including Religion, Spanish, Technology, Music, and Art. We implement technology throughout each of our classrooms with state-of-the art resources and materials including iPads and Smartboards. Our school Library includes over 9,000 titles plus audio and digital books. Our computer and technology lab incorporate and support 21st century learning, as well as individualized attention. Our daily hot lunch program is one-of-a-kind, offering fresh fruits and vegetables and even includes weekly salad-bar day. Our extracurricular programs help to develop a well-rounded learner including band, sports, and enrichment opportunities. We are able to assist with after-school hours in our after-care program and enrichment opportunities, caring for learners until 5:30 p.m each day school is in-session. As a wonderful way to close-out our challenging and rigorous academic week- we attend mass together each Friday.

Please do not hesitate to give me a call if I can be of any assistance to you. I look forward to talking to you about educating and caring for your children. We have so much to offer here!


Yours in Catholic education,

Mrs. Maria Meeker

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