St Vincent-St Mary High School

Tel: (330)253-9113
  • St. Vincent - St. Mary High School (STVM) is a four-year, co-educational, college preparatory Catholic high school.
  • We have been an integral part of the Akron community for more than 100 years, providing quality education rooted in Catholic faith.
  • Our comprehensive, college-preparatory curriculum provides our students with a strong academic and religious foundation that prepares them for college and beyond.
  • In the spirit of the Gospel, we are committed to educate the whole person, to lead and serve; enlightening the mind, developing the body, touching the heart, and inspiring the soul.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedStudents receive support based on IEP

Student Body

Total Students655 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeSt Vincent-St Mary High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
62%
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English: Language and Composition, AP English: Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History,
Average SAT score1200
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(STVM uniform shirt/slacks/school shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,150
Tuition NotesWe offer one-payment, two-payment, four-payment and monthly payment plans.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJoanne Wiseman
Admissions AssociateAmy Bisesi

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfGymnastics,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.49 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge Team, Chinese Club, Class Officers, Environmental Conservation Club, Eucharistic Ministers, French Club, Fun in Engineering Club, Future Medics, Irish Athletes for Christ, Irish Dance Team, Irish Spirit Squad, Journalism, Lectors and Altar Servers, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (MUN), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society (NHS), Peer Ministry, Right to Life Club, Robotics Team, Rocket Team, Russian Club, Spanish Club, St. Brigid's Fire, St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, STEM/U of Akron Science Inquiry Team, Student Council, Technology Team, Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Concert Choir, Dance Troupe, Dramatic Mystery Dinner, Fall Play, International Thespian Society, Jazz Band, Liturgical Choir, Marching Band, Men's Ensemble, Pep Band, Pit Orchestra, Show Choir, Spring Musical, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Choir, Women's Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Clu

School Notes

  • St. Vincent-St. Mary (STVM) is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school located just west of downtown Akron, OH.
  • STVM was founded in 1972 after a merger of two prominent parish high schools, St. Mary founded in 1897 and St. Vincent founded in 1906.
  • STVM is currently in the discernment process to affiliate with The Marianists.
  • STVM is a welcoming community drawn from a five county region; students enroll from Catholic elementary schools, as well as private and public middle schools. Most students enroll as incoming freshmen, although transfers are also considered for admission.
  • STVM is chartered by the State of Ohio as a College Prep School and is accredited by The Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Assoication and AdvancED/North Central Association Commission on Schools.
  • Over 65% of STVM facultyhold advanced degrees; the faculty also has an average of 16 years of teaching experience.
  • Ninety-seven percent of graduates are college-bound; sevnty-one percent of the Class of 2016 earned $13 million in college scholarships.
  • Approximately 50% of the students receive some form of tuition assistance: scholarships and/or financial aid.
  • A vibrant Campus Ministry program enables students to live their fiath daily and participate in liturgies, retreats, peer ministry, community outreach, and our annual Mission Trip.
  • Students are required to take four years of theology and complete 100 hours of Christian community service over four years. In 2015-2016, students amassed over 23,000 service hours.
  • STVM offers 12 AP courses as well as many honors level courses which earn weighted grades in terms of students' GPA's. In 2016, thirty-one students qualified as AP Scholars, earning a score of 3 or higher on at least 3 AP exams.
  • Technology is integrated across the curriculum; all students are issued Chromebooks to facilitate their learning.
  • STVM offers four years of four world languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian; students also have opportunities to travel to foreign countries to experience the culture and demonstrate their language skills.
  • STVM students participate in over 50 extra-curricular clubs and organizations. There is something for everyone at STVM.
  • STVM has been designated an "All-American Model United Nations School," one of only 24 schools in the nation to earn this designation.
  • STVM Rocket Team was selected as one of only 12 high schools in the nation to participate in the NASA Student Launch Initiative.
  • Students have the opportunity to explore the concepts of permaculture and environmental science in our STVM Victory Garden, a living, growing outdoor classroom.
  • Students actively participate in award-winning fine arts programs in visual art, music, dance, and drama.
  • Male and female students may each choose from a total of twenty-four varsity sports - twelve for males and twelve for females. STVM athletic teams have won 31 state team championships and 27 individual state titles. In 2016, 25 seniors signed letters of intent for collegiate sports.
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