Thursday, February 22, 2018

 ST. VINCENT FERRER Catholic School      

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St Vincent Ferrer's reputation for academics has drawn families for generations. With well over 300 years of combined experience, the teachers and staff encourage and expect the best from every student. Students expect no less from St Vincent Ferrer School.

Educational Philosophy
St. Vincent Ferrer School is a Catholic elementary school (PK-8) that exists to serve the academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of your child.  It is fully accredited by the State of Ohio. The school offers your family an excellent opportunity to experience Christian education in action, as well as the finest education in the traditionally prescribed areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts. Functioning within the autonomous educational system of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the school is manifested in three dimensions: message, fellowship, and service. These three dimensions give birth to four specific concerns of the school: Church and Mission, Community, Learning and Teaching, and Evaluation.



Church and Mission
The school community recognizes that the church exists to "proclaim and to establish among all peoples the Kingdom of God." As such, the mission of the Church is to call people to a new life in God - a life mediated especially by faith and worship. In this light, St. Vincent maintains a well-developed religious education based upon Roman Catholic tradition, and strives to foster a sense of Christian community and responsibility to serve one another in the school, the parish, and the community at large.

Spiritual Formation

Religious Education and Opportunities

 Your child's religious education is the primary focus of St. Vincent Ferrer School. In this way, the parish aims to assist parents like yourself in the task of guiding your child's moral and religious development. It is important that parents and teachers keep this as their primary goal. Non-Catholic students are expected to attend both religious and non-religious functions.

 Students plan and participate in Mass each week.  Students currently in 2nd Grade prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation. Students in Grades 3-8 are provided the opportunity for Reconciliation during the school year. Confirmation is celebrated for 7th and 8th graders every other year. First communion takes place the first Sunday in May for Grade 2. Programs and events are publicized via the website, parent letter, church bulletin, and weekly school bulletin.