Rooted in Catholic faith and mercy traditions, St. Vincent’s Academy strives to foster a lifelong commitment to knowledge, faithful service, personal and spiritual growth.

We educate young women by fostering intellectual and personal growth.

We provide a Catholic atmosphere for education grounded in the tradition and spirit of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

We offer a college preparatory education to students of varying academic abilities.

We strive to eliminate the barriers to education imposed by socio-economic conditions.

We respect and value our students, faculty, and staff by recognizing the uniqueness of all individuals.

We encourage all members of our school community to develop and demonstrate responsibility and accountability.

We lead our students to recognize that their contributions are valued as a part of the larger society.

We challenge our students to be compassionate women who respond in service to those in need.

We believe that each student is a unique creation of God who is to be cherished, nurtured and brought to full potential.

Through a quality academic program, a caring environment, an extensive extra-curricular program, and emphasis on self-discipline and structure, St. Vincent’s strives to produce prepared, compassionate, responsible women.

Screenshot 2023-09-09 at 10.11.17 AM


Mary Anne Hogan, President

Dawn Odom, Principal

Kathleen DeLoach Benton ‘00

Vaughnette Goode-Walker ‘71

Sr. Susan Harms, RSM ‘60

Christopher R. Lane

Elizabeth Fogarty McIntosh ‘71

Danny Pinyan, Jr.

Kim Michael Polote ‘76

Nick Puhala, Vice-Chairman

Margaret Mary Russell ‘70

Anna Ferraro Salter ‘07

Rev. J. Gerard Schreck

Joe Shearouse, Jr, Chairman

F. Brooks Zeigler

Mercy Values Graphic


Compelled By Mercy
Mercy students, in the spirit of our founder Catherine McAuley, are steadfastly determined to take Mercy into an interconnected world. Our shared sense of social consciousness is fortified by universal empathy and a conviction that all are worthy of God’s mercy. This deep awareness and compassion move us to take principled action and serve the needs of others.

Educational Courage
Mercy students welcome the challenge of pursuing their full potential in a culture of excellence, critical thinking and curiosity. Their multifaceted journey builds character while it builds essential skills. Our holistic program expects engagement, a thirst for knowledge and personal responsibility, while preparing students to thrive for a lifetime.

Inspired By Faith
Mercy students become living models of faith and forceful advocates for Gospel values. Grounded in our Catholic identity in the Mercy tradition, we welcome all faiths and are strengthened and shaped by these relationships. As we pursue a personal relationship with God, we strenuously follow Jesus Christ’s example of social justice, love and service.

Principled Leadership
Mercy students are poised to lead with their unique gifts. Prepared with an ethical and moral compass, we put Mercy values into action and work assertively for what is right. We’re equipped to make difficult choices, learn from our mistakes and develop high emotional intelligence. As an international community, we’re confident in our ability to make a positive difference and push for systemic change.

A Voice For Dignity and Respect
Mercy students honor the intrinsic value of the individual and recognize God’s presence in each person. We embrace a global vision and value differences of opinion, and are unafraid to confront hostile or hurtful attitudes. By standing up for those who can’t, we go beyond acceptance to help make sure everyone feels recognized and heard.

Scroll to Top