The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of (1) scholarship, (2) leadership, (3) service, and (4) character.


St. Vincent de Paul High School created an NHS chapter over 30 years ago. Late in their junior year students are asked to demonstrate to faculty that they have excelled in these four areas above. If they have met the requirements they are then inducted as members. As seniors, they continue the tradition of service by tutoring underclassmen. The NHS student tutors provide much needed help to students that require extra assistance outside the classroom.