St. Vincent de Paul School’s Open Houses

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent graduates of St. Vincent de Paul’s School become best of friends for life.

In the heart of Mission Hills, St. Vincent de Paul School is a Catholic, co-educational, school with a family based community. Founded in 1949, St. Vincent’s provides a high quality education in a small school environment while building good character and instilling Catholic values. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, St. Vincent’s serves children from preschool through eighth grade.

You are invited to learn more about everything St. Vincent’s has to offer during the upcoming open houses, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and Saturday, February 2, 2019
St. Vincent’s implements a unique curriculum that blends the San Diego Diocesan curriculum and the California State Framework with Common Core State Standards. Experienced and committed teachers implement the school’s robust curriculum and integrate Catholic values throughout the curriculum for example in literature, mathematics, and science. Learning experiences, coupled with practicing appreciation and respect for the diversity of all people and cultures, provide opportunities for spiritual growth.

The school is united with the Parish of St. Vincent de Paul, and therefore a ministry of the parish. As such, the spiritual life of the parish also flows into the school. Students celebrate Mass monthly together as a school, join together in silent prayer weekly before the Blessed Sacrament, celebrate the Sacrament of Confession, First Communion for second graders, seasonal prayer services, as well as fundraising and outreach to others in need. Students in 6th through 8th grade have the opportunity to participate in Jr. High Youth group during lunch time, and also twice a month in the evenings. The traditional Catholic spirituality at St. Vincent’s seeks to teach the students that they are beloved disciples of Jesus, loved by God so they can learn to be loving like God.

Students also benefit from the school-wide use of technology including Promethean interactive white boards that help present material in multi-dimensional methods. Students also enjoy afterschool enrichment activities such as guitar, art, chess robotics, drama, and sports. Students also have the option to participate in the school’s nutritional hot lunch program provided by a reputable local vendor. In addition, affordable Morning Day Care and After School Extended Care is offered to parents.

St. Vincent’s family based community creates strong bonds amongst the students and their families. Topping the list of favorites enjoyed by the entire school community is the annual Halloween Carnival and Santa’s Dinner, featuring a visit from Santa himself. Students’ grandparents and special friends join in the school’s Grandparent’s Day celebration and acknowledge the unique commitment and love grandparents hold. The annual Christmas Pageant features a heartwarming blend of voices as students from all grades perform musical selections.

“Today’s parents are looking for a safe environment for their children to be respected, challenged, and allowed space to grow,” said Sr. Kathleen, Principal of St. Vincent’s. “Our school teaches children to be life-long learners, good decision makers, knowledgeable and responsible citizens.”

In partnership with parents, the primary educators of their children, St. Vincent Preschool empowers 2 ½ to five-year old children, via a balanced program of physical, spiritual, social and academic activities, to make a successful and happy transition from the life of the home to the challenges and opportunities of St. Vincent School’s K-8 program.

Classrooms are divided into learning centers and are equipped with a floor-to-ceiling retractable glass window, which allows us to bring the “outside” in. An outdoor playground has a quiet area for art and reading, a climbing structure and bike path for gross motor development, sand/water play for sensory development and a teaching garden. This “play based” approach promotes the development of fine and gross motor skills as well as the competencies children need to deal with the world around them.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are currently being accepted. In addition to the upcoming Open Houses, private tours are also available.

St. Vincent’s School is located at 4061 Ibis Street, San Diego, California 92103. For more information please visit www.svscatholic.org or call St. Vincent’s Preschool (619) 296-2261 or St. Vincent’s Elementary School at (619) 296-2222.

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