St. Vincent de Paul Parish School

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St. Vincent de Paul Parish School
1919 Ritter Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO, Missouri, Cape Girardeau County 63701
 United States
Type Private Catholic School
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Vincent de Paul
Established 1877
Status Open
Principal Kay Glastetter
Grades PreK8th
Enrollment 400+
Color(s) Green      and White    
Athletics Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Cheerleading, Girls' Volleyball)
Mascot Bobcat
Nickname SVS Bobcats
Team name St. Vincent Bobcats
Rival St. Mary's School
Accreditation Missouri Chapter of the National Federation of Non-Public Schools
Pastor David Hulshof
SRE Coordinator Kathy Hatop-Raines

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School is a PreK-8 Catholic grade school located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Founded in 1877, the School believes that people are made up of spiritual, physical, mental, and moral aspects. The school implements these values and the Catholic Religion into its core curriculum.

The school offers a Junior High School program for students grades 6-8, with departmentalized education emphasizing high school preparation, including an advanced Algebra class. Grades PreK through Fifth Grade are self-contained classrooms.

St. Vincent de Paul school features a religious program that emphasizes prayer alone and prayer with the community. Mass is celebrated with the students twice a week in the nearby church. The parish also sponsors a program (School of Religious Education, or SRE) to educate other students in the parish that do not attend the school.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish School is accredited by the Missouri Chapter of the National Federation of Non-Public Schools. Faculty members are all state certified and nearly half have completed their master's degrees. A full-time nurse and teachers' aides are employed to assist the faculty in serving the students and faculty. In addition, a full-time maintenance staff is also present.

In 2010 the Parish began a 4 million dollar capital campaign to expand and renovate the school and its faculty. The new wing was finished at the beginning of the 2012-2013 School Year and includes a two story new addition including twelve new classrooms, a new cafeteria and kitchen, a two-story tornado shelter that can withstand an F5 Tornado. The parish also renovated the existing Parish Center that is now also earthquake proof.

Athletically, St. Vincent de Paul School offers Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Cheerleading, and Girls' Volleyball. St. Vincent's traditional athletic rival is St. Mary Cathedral School. SVS participates with private schools in the region, and is typically a contender for league titles.