St. Vincent Elementary School

100 Howard Street
Petaluma, CA 94952-0949
Tel: (707)762-6426
Grades: K-8 | 286 students
St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School  has been educating hearts and minds for 125 years! We have monthly campus tours and shadow days. This is a great opportunity to see a wonderful school while children and teachers are involved in their daily routines. They get the best academic preparation for high school in a safe and caring environment. Please call 762-6426 for more information and check us out on facebook!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1888

Student Body

Total Students 286 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Vincent Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,000
Admissions Director Stephanie Quinlan


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Music, Drama, Computers,Team Da Vinci, Speech and Debate, Community Awareness Programs, After School Enrichment and Peak Pals., Forsenics Science, Spanish and Advanced Math also offered. Art, Music, Drama, Computers,Team Da Vinci, Speech and Debate, Community Awareness Programs, After School Enrichment and Peak Pals.,
Forsenics Science,
Spanish and Advanced Math also offered.,

School Notes:

  • St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School was established in 1888, as a Catholic elementary school and offers Kindergarten through 8th grade instruction.
  • It is fully accredited,
  • offering curriculum in the core academic subjects as well as art, music, computers, Spanish (junior high) and religious education.
  • Further information may be found at their web site, or by calling 762-6426.

Profile last updated: 07/21/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St Vincent De Paul High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Shepherd Lutheran Preschool (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Shepherd Lutheran Preschool (0.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • Petaluma
    Little Shepherd Lutheran Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-KG | 125 students
    0.3 miles
    504 Baker St
    Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Petaluma
    Grades: PK-KG | 18 students
    0.6 miles
    715 Petaluma Blvd N
    Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Petaluma
    Grades: 9-12 | 331 students
    0.8 miles
    849 Keokuk St
    Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Petaluma
    Willow Tree School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 10 students
    0.9 miles
    137 Payran Street
    Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Petaluma
    Spring Hill Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 99 students
    1.2 miles
    825 Middlefield Dr
    Petaluma, CA 94952

School Reviews

We are very Happy with St. Vincent's Elementary. The faculty and staff are kind and caring. We are excited they are offering Spanish for more grade levels, and more athletic teams this year. The community is warm and inviting. I highly recommend this school.
- Posted by Parent, 08/18/15
We are so pleased with the education and loving community at SVES. Our children were very prepared for high school with the high level of academic training they received. The teachers were always available and truly care about the students. Furthermore, while other schools are being made to cut the arts and extracurricular classes from their programs, SVES has an entire building dedicated to music, art and other elective classes such as Spanish, Powerpoint/Computer classes and Current Events. Sports teams such as volleyball, track and basketball are available for the junior high. The students learn to work in the their community while satisfying their required service hour commitments. The students graduate from this school being well-rounded, highly educated, responsible and caring citizens. We highly recommend SVES.
- Posted by Parent, 08/14/13
If you are considering St. Vincent Elementary, I highly recommend taking a tour. I promise you will be impressed. The staff is amazing and the curriculum is top notch. You will also find fellow parents are there for you when you need them and they too care about their child''s education. A+ for St. Vincent Elementary!
- Posted by Parent, 08/02/13
We have been so happy at SVES. The entire school community is warm and caring and the teachers genuinely want to see our children succeed. The academics are outstanding and our children enjoy the after school programs and frequent family events such as movie nights, carnivals, mother / son and father / daughter activities.
- Posted by Parent, 07/30/13
St. Vincent Elementary is an exceptional school built around a solid foundation of academics, amazing teachers and a supportive community. My child feels safe, guided and confidant at SVES. It has been a great find for our family.
- Posted by Parent, 07/30/13
SVES is a Christ centered school and community. The teachers and academic offerings at SVES are excellent. The teachers are caring, dedicated and prepare students to succeed in all aspects of their lives. I count myself blessed to have my students attend this elementary school.
- Posted by Parent, 07/30/13
The quality of academics and teachers at St. Vincent Elementary School is unparalleled. The children are taught at an early age how to be real students. These lessons help them thrive in both high school and college. My grown children attribute their academic success to the excellent foundation they received from SVES.
- Posted by Parent, 12/11/12
We have loved the sense of community and kindness that comes from the teachers, students and parents at SVES. We are thrilled with the academic advancement of our child in all subject areas. SVES provides a strong foundation for a child to learn and grow in a caring and supportive environment.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12

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