Learn More About SVDP Dual Language Immersion
We care about your child, too. That's why we've partnered with families for almost 100 years to educate and prepare the next generation of leaders to think logically, communicate effectively, and impact this changing world for Christ.
We promise to know, love, and prepare your child.
We are delighted that you are interested in SVDP. Soon we'll celebrate 100 years of partnering with families to provide a Christ-centered, Standards Referenced, Dual Language Immersion education. While our website introduces our school, there is no substitute for visiting our campus and experiencing our community firsthand. We look forward to meeting you!
The SVDP Difference
At St Vincent de Paul Catholic School, we prepare our students for life and sainthood.
We know that selecting a school for your child is one of your most important decisions. SVDP possesses three distinctions that set us apart.
1. Christ-centered community
A Catholic education speaks primarily to the environment in which it occurs. It is of, by, and for all Christians and surrounded by Christian influences. A Christ-centered education at SVDP encompasses that and more. We wrap what we do in the name of Jesus Christ and strive to place Him at the center of every activity.
2. Dual Language Immersion
Dual Language Immersion (DLI) helps prepare all students to meet the academic, social, and linguistic challenges of living in a global society. In addition to becoming bilingual and biliterate in another language besides English, students become multicultural, learn to appreciate other cultures, and come to a deeper understanding of their own.
3. Standards Referenced Grading
In education, the term standards-referenced refers to instructional approaches aligned to learning standards —i.e., written descriptions of what students are expected to know and be able to do at a specific stage of their education. In other words, standards-referenced refers to using learning standards to guide what gets taught and assessed in schools. Improved communication and additional feedback for parents, students, and teachers - parents and students will see areas of academic strength and weaknesses in the grade book rather than seeing a test score or homework assignment and wondering what the next steps might be. Teachers will know which standards they need to re-teach. Students will learn which standards they need additional learning opportunities and practice.
Portrait of an svdp student
As a Catholic School, our mission is to 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. The ideal SVDP student will leave our school with the following attributes:
Seeks God and Abides in His Will
Communicates Effectively in Spanish and English
Lifelong Learner Who Thinks Logically, Critically, Creatively, and Mulitculturally
Leads With Integrity and Humility
Equipped to Persevere Amid Challenges