St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School Mission Statement


Inspired by the life of St. Vincent de Paul we provide a Catholic education that promotes academic excellence, Gospel values and a life of Christian charity.

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History of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School


St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School is located in a part of West Phoenix called Maryvale and opened its doors in the fall of 1959. It was founded by the Vincentian priests and the Daughters of Charity, whose charism is service to persons who are poor. In its first year, the school served children in grades one through five with four Daughters of Charity and one lay teacher. One grade was added each year through 1962, and in 1966 a Kindergarten was added. As the needs of the families in the area grew, so did the school, growing to a peak enrollment of 787 in 1966 with two classes of each grade. In the years since, enrollment decreased with numbers dropping below 250 students at its lowest point. By 1989, the school reverted back to a single class per grade. Within the last several years, there has been a gradual increase in enrollment. In 2012, the school grew to one preschool and double grades pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

The charism of the Daughters of Charity has inspired SvdP to serve families for over fifty years in a unique way. We provide a Catholic education to all you truly desire it. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School responsibly and boldly uses its resources to honor the commitment to make Catholic education affordable and accessible to all families who desire it.

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