Admissions Process

Take the First Step!

Deciding where to spend your high school years can be a difficult decision. We look forward to making the process a little bit easier.

Come and see all that St. Vincent de Paul High School has to offer.

Our goal is for students to become compassionate, responsible and active members of their communities.

The best way for you to learn more about us is by visiting our campus.

Thank you for including St. Vincent de Paul High School in your journey toward academic success. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Year. Please apply before December 12th for Priority Registration.

On December 3, 2019, the Board of Regents for the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools presented a public communication entitled “A Focus on Growth.” Did you know:  

  • In 2019, St. Vincent’s was the only Catholic High School in Sonoma or Napa counties with increased enrollment in its freshman class.
  • Among all high schools in the North Bay — public and private in 2019/20 — St. Vincent’s has the highest graduation requirements.
  • Over the last five years, our graduates were awarded $16.9M in college scholarships.

To learn about many of the recent developments at the high school, the vision for continued growth and many surprising facts, please click here > to read the full report. To see all the ways you can check out our school, click here >. We are looking forward to connecting with you…

Complete and submit the online application to start the admissions process.  Submitted applications are charged a non-refundable application fee of $100. Payment is processed by Visa, MasterCard and Discover only.

Incoming Students
Rolling Admissions for 2020-2021 school year are ongoing.  Please contact the Director of Admissions for grade level specifics.

Kerry Pedersen, Interim Director of Admissions, at (707) 763-1032, ext. 113 or

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The High School Placement Test is an exam used by the school to identify where your student is academically and to help us place them in appropriate classes. This test will be held on the St. Vincent de Paul campus on December 5, 2020 and January 16, 2021

Students should take the examination at the school they are most interested in attending.  Scores may be sent to other high schools in the Diocese as requested by the applicant on the day of the entrance examination.  (SVHS offers the HSPT test free of charge for those who apply to SVHS, for those who would like to take the test at SVHS but are not applying there is a $40 fee. Please contact Kerry Pedersen, Interim Director of Admissions, at (707) 763-1032, ext. 113 or for more information).

Please print the School Recommendation form and fill out the Applicant section.  A teacher, school counselor or principal should complete the form.  The form should be mailed, faxed or emailed directly from your student’s current school to St. Vincent de Paul High School by February 1, 2021.  One letter of recommendation per applicant is required.

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Please print out the Transcript Request Form and give it to your student’s current school. The completed transcript form should be mailed directly from your school to St. Vincent de Paul High School by Feb. 1, 2021.

Download the Transcript Request Form >

Once you have completed a St. Vincent de Paul High School Admissions Application, you are then eligible to apply for financial aid.  For more information, please visit the Tuition and Assistance page. The application for financial aid will be available online November 15, 2020.

Visit the Tuition and Assistance page >

For assistance please contact:
Kerry Pedersen
Interim Director of Admissions,
(707) 763-1032, ext 113
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Admissions Calendar

Parent Tours
Appointment Only

Priority Application
December 12, 2020

Placement Test
January 16, 2021

February 6th or 20th

Notification Day
March 19, 2021

Decision Deadline
March 26, 2021