St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is a four-year, co-educational, college preparatory Marianist-sponsored Catholic high school. We have been an integral part of the Akron community for more than 100 years, providing quality education rooted in the Catholic faith. More than 17,000 alumni are proud to be a part of our rich history. In 2017, St. Vincent-St. Mary officially became a Marianist-sponsored high school, as well as a STEM designated school by the Ohio Department of Education, the only Catholic high school in the State of Ohio to earn this designation.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is governed by our Board of Trustees, in cooperation with the administrative team, faculty, parents, and support organizations, and operates with the blessing and guidance of the Diocese of Cleveland. We meet all standards of the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association, North Central Association, and the State of Ohio. Our goal is to provide for the well-rounded spiritual, academic, emotional, and physical development of our students.
Our curriculum includes College Prep, Honors and Advanced Placement courses, as well as the Specific Educational Needs Unit for students who qualify. Find out more about our Academic programs.
Mission Statement & Crest
In the spirit of the Gospel, we are committed to educate the whole person; to lead and to serve, enlightening the mind, developing the body, touching the heart, and inspiring the soul.
The merging of Akron's first two Catholic schools, St. Vincent and St. Mary, is portrayed in the official crest of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Featured in white on a green background are a cross, a torch, a plow and a sword. The cross symbolizes the religious foundation of the school. The torch, symbolizing learning, differs from traditional designs in that it is held by two hands, one representing each school. The plow and sword symbolize commitment to social justice and were part of the crest of the late Bishop Clarence Issenman, who directed the formation of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Read more about the history of St. Mary, St. Vincent, and St. Vincent-St. Mary
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School serves a diverse group of 650 students from grades nine through twelve, without regard to race, creed or ethnic origin. Our student population is culturally and socio-economically varied. An average of 97% of St. Vincent-St. Mary graduates enroll in four-year colleges and universities across the country immediately upon graduation, with an average of one-third awarded academic and athletic scholarships.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is fortunate to have an independent Executive Board of Trustees in cooperation with the President, Principal, administrative team, Campus Minister, faculty, parents, plus support organizations as well as religious direction from the Marianist Province of the United States and the Diocese of Cleveland.
Our goal ￼is to inspire students to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. We provide a welcoming, challenging academic environment committed to instructional excellence and the individual needs of our students. Our strong academic foundation ensures success at college and beyond. St. Vincent-St. Mary High School brings the Spirit of Christ to all that we do. Our family atmosphere makes us a unique learning community. Take a glance at our School Profile to see what it's like to be a part of the STVM family.
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