President’s Page

Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul High School
A message from our President

Dear St. Vincent de Paul Community,

I am thrilled to be addressing you as the first President of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools. It is truly an honor to be assuming the responsibility for not only one, but two great schools with such rich history and tradition in Sonoma and Marin Counties.

The elementary school has been in existence for almost 130 years, and the 2017-18 school year will mark the 100th anniversary for the high school.  Both schools continue to provide a strong Catholic education focused on “Faith, Academics and Service” and where students “Enter to Learn and Leave to Serve”.  In my new role as President, I look forward to supporting these long-standing goals for our students, as their success is our ultimate mission.

In the weeks ahead, I will be busy working with faculty and staff to build out plans for the coming year at both schools. During this process, I look forward to meeting as many families as possible. My hope is to form partnerships with families and their students, so that all can experience the best that St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools have to offer.

Even though I have only been a part of the St. Vincent de Paul community for a short time, I can clearly see the potential to build upon our excellent legacy. In the weeks and months to come, I hope to work together to highlight these qualities that make St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools so special and differentiate us as two premier schools in the Petaluma area.

Please reach out to me any time. While there is a lot of work ahead, I am confident that the St. Vincent de Paul community and its schools have a very bright future.


Tom Coughlan
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools
Petaluma, California