School Profile



The mission of St. Vincent de Paul High School is to educate students through a college preparatory curriculum that develops their spiritual, academic, and social potential. As a Catholic school, we teach Gospel values and ideals and provide opportunities for our students to experience and grow in their faith. Our goal is for students to become compassionate, responsible and active members of their communities.


St. Vincent de Paul High School, founded in 1918, is a small, coeducational Roman Catholic, college prep. parish high school. We are located in Petaluma, California, one mile away from St.Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and our partner elementary school. There are currently 234 students, (116 Male, 118 female, grades 9-12) in attendance who come from southern Sonoma County and northern Marin representing 22 different partner schools. We are a part of the Diocese of Santa Rosa and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA). Our school has a strong sense of community and support among our students, faculty and staff. In the 2008 WASC report our school was described by the visiting team as the “Friendliest School in America.”

Academic Achievement Class of 2017 (59 students)

The average Weighted GPA in the class of 2017 was 3.58. The highest GPA was 4.51. From the class of 59 students:

17 earned above…..4.0
14 earned…..3.5 – 3.99
21 earned……3.0 – 3.49
3 earned……2.5 – 2.99
4 earned……..2.0 – 2.5
0 earned under – 2.0

Students who achieve a GPA of 3.8 and above are granted the distinction of honors, and those who achieve above a 4.0 are granted highest honors at graduation. Of the graduating seniors in 2017, 17 out of 59 students received one of these diplomas.