As a Catholic School, we partner with families to impart truth, cultivate character, and inspire service while preparing students to think multiculturally, communicate effectively in two languages, and impact the world with the love of Christ.
St Vincent de Paul Catholic School will be a recognized leader among Christ-centered schools that aspire to deliver an excellent education in a dual language immersion setting.
We educate, inspire, and prepare the next generation of bilingual, bi-literate, and multicultural Christian leaders to impact the world for Christ.
St. Vincent de Paul Dual Language Immersion Catholic School was established in 1925 as a ministry of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Archbishop Alexander Christie authorized the establishment of a new church in the Highland area of Salem in early 1925. He named Rev. Thomas Vincent Keenan as a pastor, and the parish was named St. Vincent de Paul. The young priest purchased the property and began constructing a combination church/school building. Initially, the building also held living quarters for the pastor. The Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary began the operation of the school, and at least one member of their community was on the staff every year until 1999. The Sisters commuted from Sacred Heart Academy in downtown Salem until 1949, when the parish set up living quarters for them on campus. The school is able to serve 150 students in preschool through fifth grade and offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes numerous academic and cultural arts programs. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School endeavors to prepare students to become Christ-like leaders in their schools, churches, communities, families, and vocations.