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St. Vincent–St. Mary High School

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St. Vincent–St. Mary High School
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School logo.png
Address
15 North Maple Street

,
44303

Coordinates41°5′19″N 81°31′21″W / 41.08861°N 81.52250°W / 41.08861; -81.52250Coordinates: 41°5′19″N 81°31′21″W / 41.08861°N 81.52250°W / 41.08861; -81.52250
Information
TypePrivate, college prep
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1897 (St. Mary)
1906 (St. Vincent)
1972 (merger)
OversightSociety of Mary
NCES School ID01058639[3]
PresidentTom Carone
PrincipalKimberlee Gorr
ChaplainGordon Yahner
Grades912
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment638 (2017–18)
Color(s)  Green
  Vegas Gold
NicknameFighting Irish
AccreditationOhio Catholic School Accrediting Association[1]
Cognia[2]
Ohio Department of Education
NewspaperThe Leprechaun Gold
YearbookThe Phoenix
Websitestvm.com

St. Vincent–St. Mary High School is a co-educational college preparatory Catholic high school in Akron, Ohio, United States. It is sponsored by the Society of Mary and is associated with the Diocese of Cleveland. As of the 2017–18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 638 students.[3]

History

The current St. Vincent–St. Mary High School was formed by the merger of St. Vincent and St. Mary High Schools in 1972. The newly merged school took on the athletic nickname of St. Vincent, the Fighting Irish.

In May 2013, St. Vincent–St. Mary alumnus LeBron James donated $1 million to the school for the purpose of renovating their basketball arena. The project included the installation of a new basketball floor, scoreboard, locker rooms, and bleachers, and the seating capacity, which was raised from 1,600 to 1,831. The subsequently renamed LeBron James Arena now also serves as home of the American Basketball Association's Akron Aviators.[4]

St. Mary High School

In 1887 Richard Gilmour, then Bishop of Cleveland, had commissioned Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Mahar, pastor of St. Vincent Church,[5] the oldest Catholic church in Akron,[6] to establish a mission in south Akron. St. Mary Parish was founded by Rev. Mahar in 1896.[7] The high school was founded a year later. St. Mary's athletic teams were formerly known as the Crusaders.[8]

St. Vincent High School

A high school was opened in September 1906 to provide parishioners' sons with a classical education beyond grade school. The parish had already opened St. Vincent Grade School, Akron's oldest Catholic school still in operation.[9] At the time of the merger, St. Vincent High School had graduated over 6,000 students.[10]

Athletics

STVM'S biggest rivals include Archbishop Hoban High School and Walsh Jesuit High School.

State championships

  • Football – 1972, 1981, 1982, 1988, 2012, 2013[11]
  • Boys' basketball – 1929**, 1984, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2021[12][13][14][15][16]
  • Baseball – 1986, 1989[17]
  • Boys' golf – 1927*
  • Wrestling – 2001[18]
  • Girls' cross country – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013[12]
  • Girls' basketball – 1979, 1980, 1995
  • Girls' softball – 1979, 1984[12][19]
  • Boys' track - 2011, 2013[12]
  • Girls' track - 2012[12]

* Title won by St. Mary High School prior to merger with St. Vincent.

** Title won by St. Vincent High School prior to merger with St. Mary

Notable alumni

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Diocese of Cleveland". OCSAA.org. Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "Institution Summary". International Registry for Accreditation. Cognia. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for St. Vincent–St. Mary High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Akron Aviators Basketball". akronaviators.com. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  5. ^ St. Vincent Church
  6. ^ "St. Vincent Parish History" (PDF). stvincentchurch.com.
  7. ^ Past, Present & Future — St. Mary High School
  8. ^ "Athletics — Past, Present & Future". stvm.com.
  9. ^ St. Vincent Elementary School — History
  10. ^ Past, Present & Future — St. Vincent High School
  11. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  12. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  13. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D3". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  14. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D2". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  15. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AA". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  16. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball A". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  17. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  18. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  19. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Softball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.

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