St. Vincent De Paul Elementary School

St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School has been educating hearts and minds for 127 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!.

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St. Vincent De Paul Elementary School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1888
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students162 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade St. Vincent De Paul Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys and girls may wear black pants or shorts with white polo shirts and girls may also wear red plaid dress.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,380
Admissions DirectorDanielle Rynning
Admissions AssociateDanielle Rynning


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Advanced Math Program for grades 5-8, ASL, Chess for Kids, Junior Achievement Program: YES! Young Entrepreneurs and Scholars Program, Junior High Spanish, P.E.A.K. Pals (People Engaged in Acts of Kindness), World Religions, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletics Programs for grades 5-8

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.

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Vincent De Paul Elementary School is St. Vincent De Paul High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bridge Haven School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Shepherd Lutheran Preschool (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Petaluma
    Little Shepherd Lutheran Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-K | 125 students
    0.3 miles
    504 Baker St
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    (707) 769-0462
    0.3 PK-K
  • Petaluma
    Grades: 9-12 | 220 students
    0.8 miles
    849 Keokuk St
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    (707) 763-1032
    0.8 9-12
  • Petaluma
    Willow Tree School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 22 students
    0.9 miles
    137 Payran Street
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    (707) 763-2546
    0.9 NS-K
  • Petaluma
    Bridge Haven School
    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-8 | 25 students
    1.7 miles
    755 Baywood Drive
    Petaluma, CA 94954
    (707) 241-6942
    1.7 NS-8
  • Petaluma
    The Spring Hill School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 141 students
    1.7 miles
    825 Middlefield Dr / 211 Spring Hill Rd
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    (707) 763-9222
    1.7 NS-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
We couldn't be happier at St. Vincent's! Our school shines academically and is at least a grade level above what is being taught at other local schools. It is a small private school, with a Catholic foundation. Because of the small school atmosphere, personal attention to each family and child is one of the school's greatest strengths. Through their "Virtues Program," students are encouraged and taught daily the same morals and positive values we are teaching trying to teach our kids at home! That reinforcement both at school and home is carried with them for a lifetime. We love all the parent involvement in school activities like "The Halloween Carnival" and "Gingerbread House Decorating Night", and enjoy being a part of our child's school community that way. My kid's are lucky to attend this quality, loving, academic and friendly environment.
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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!
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Happy with the faith filled community and the stellar education our daughter is receiving at St. Vincent de Paul Elementary. We highly recommend taking a tour and seeing what they offer!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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