On May 10, 1955, the construction of St. Vincent Ferrer School began.
On August 10, 1955, the Sisters of Mercy set sail from Ireland and arrived in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 25th. Classes began in the school on October 5, 1955.The school flourished through the next decades as the Catholic population of St. Vincent Ferrer grew.
Many additions have been made over the years to continually improve this special educational environment. Most recently, the development of our Family Life Center provides a place for recreation, socialization and education.With many years of solid leadership within its administration and the devotion of the school’s faculty and staff, who unselfishly nurture the whole child, our families continue to be richly blessed.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,400
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. Vincent Ferrer School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1955

Student Body

Total Students
356 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
St. Vincent Ferrer School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
20 students
Advanced Courses
Honors Algebra, Advanced Courses are available to Students through the Florida Virtual School
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Casual & Formal Used for Mass)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We have a very generous sibling discount along with financial aide available to parishioners. We are also StepUpForStudent scholarship providers as well as accept VPK voucher for PK 4 program.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Lourdes Loreti

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Baton, Cooking Club, Drama Club, Irish dance, Karate, Student Council, Tech Club, Tennis

School Notes

  • We prepare young minds for the future by providing excellence and balance in the spiritual, educational, artistic, and recreational disciplines of life, and have been doing so for more than half a century. God, parents, and country.• Most of our students are testing 2 grades higher in math, science, and the arts than their peers in other schools and are well prepared to enter competitive secondary schools.• Our teachers, nuns, and pastor partner closely with parents because we know parents are, and should be, the primary educators of their children, and must be included in day-to-day learning.• All students participate in service helping the community to reinforce the principles of giving and humility.• Our championship winning sports teams provide healthy fun, and more importantly, the foundations of working in a team environment.• Wholesome nutritious meals provided in our spotless clean cafeteria by qualified staff.• Quality after school care provides peace of mind for parents who know their children are in a fun, safe, educational environment after school.• Our competitive rates, especially when compared to much more expensive private schools with lower standards, help parents save for college.• Over 50 award winning years preparing young minds for success that carries throughout their lives.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,400
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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