St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School is named one of the best in the nation
U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Houston, Texas has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. St. Vincent’s is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.
Schools are nominated for the award by the State Department of Education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School is a parish school located near the Texas Medical Center serving 500 students from prekindergarten through 8th grade. St. Vincent’s rich tradition of academic excellence and spiritual development has produced high achieving students for over 70 years. Catholic Identity is at the heart of student learning which includes a rigorous core curriculum enhanced by a myriad of enrichment electives. St. Vincent’s boasts a technology-rich campus, STEM-focused curriculum, competitive sports and extra-curricular activities, and an extensive Fine Arts program including an award winning Pueri Cantores choir that performed for Pope Francis at the Vatican in January 2016.
Monsignor William Young, Principal Carolyn Sears, Vice Principal Scott Kloesel, and Mrs. Kathy Zimbaldi will represent St. Vincent’s at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the school community’s hard-won achievements.
For more information about St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, contact us at:
6802 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77025
or call us at: 713-666-2345
For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/