Dear International Applicant,

If you would like to attend St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in the fall of 2015, please complete the Cambridge Institute of International Education Network Application.

Direct inquiries about the Network Application to The Cambridge Institute of International Education.

If you have questions about St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School's International Student program, please contact Ms. Val Cook.

International Student Staff


Sheila Williams

Mrs. Williams is the Director of Admissions at St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School. She is a third generation alum, as well as the parent of two graduates from the classes of 2011 and 2014. She has worked for SPSV for 20 years. Mrs. Williams’ goal is to ensure a welcoming transition and memorable experience for our international students. Contact Information: Mrs. Sheila K. Williams Director of Admissions 707-644-4425 ext. 448.

Val Cook

Ms. Cook is the World Language Department Chair and an experienced teacher of Spanish. She has taught for 35 years, 15 years at SPSV. Ms. Cook is extremely excited to see the International Program initiated at SPSV and very much looks forward to the cultural exchanges that will occur. Welcome to SPSV!! Contact Information: Ms. Valerie Cook International Student Coordinator (ISC) 707-644-4425 ext. 114.

Christine Cook

Christine Cook is excited to begin her third year working with the International students at Saint Patrick Saint Vincent High School. She has been the Language and Culture teacher and Cambridge liaison since the program’s first year. She has a Masters in Education and English for Language Learners. Ms. Cook has been teaching for ten years and taught internationally for 3 years in South Korea and China. She is looking forward to welcoming our 7 new International students for the 2016/2017 school year. Christine Cook College Prep Language and Culture Cambridge Institute Saint Patricks Saint Vincent High School Vallejo, CA 94591

International Program Team

Coleen Martin

Mrs. Martin is the Principal of St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School. She has been a high school and middle school administrator for fourteen years. She is excited and honored to lead the SPSV community in academic excellence and service. It is with a warm heart that Mrs. Martin joins the International Team in welcoming all students to St. Patrick- St. Vincent High School. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Martin with any questions regarding our school and all that it has to offer the students it serves. Contact Information: Mrs. Coleen Martin Administration- Principal 1-707-644-4425, ext. 444

Dave Perry

Mr. Dave Perry is the President of SPSV. He has extensive experience working in both elementary and secondary education. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Education. Mr. Perry is very excited about the future of SPSV, and the value that our international students bring to our school community. On behalf of the administration at SPSV we extend a warm welcome to our international students! Contact Information Mr. Dave Perry Administration, President 707-644-4425l ext. 412

Network Application 2015

International Student Application

The Cambridge Application Process (Chinese)


Travel Documents to Bring 重要旅行文件

  • Passport
  • I-20
  • I-901 (Note: Please renew your student visa in China each year)

Finances 财务相关建议


China Construction Bank Card (can be used in Bank of America) Visa/Mastercard Credit Card

Recommended Spending Money

$ 400-500 per month

Additional School Fees 额外学校费用

Books/Supplies Fees: $300-$500

Preferential School Supplies 建议必备学习用品

School-issued iPad - TI-84 Calculator

Requirements For Sports 参加学校运动队条件

Requirements to play on school sport’s team:
  • Annual physical
  • Sports form
  • $190 per sport
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

Classroom Expectations 课堂期望

Each teacher will present a syllabus on the first day of school that details course expectations and grading policies.

Each student and parent will sign an agreement to abide by the rules outlined in the SPSV Parent-Student Handbook. The handbook presents school policies regarding academics, behavior and technology.

Classroom Expectations:
  • No cheating
  • No plagiarism
  • Complete homework on time
  • Active class participation
  • Be on time to class
  • Get supplemental help from tutor if needed

ESL Resources 英语学习资源

ESL instruction is provided by Green Planet in a designated study area on campus.

Academic Advising 学习咨询

Each student has an assigned advisor to assist in academic success. There are weekly advisory meetings to address topics of importance for success at SPSV and in university preparation. Grades are posted online on PowerSchool so that students can view their progress in each class. Contact Mrs. Joan Cummings for additional information on PowerSchool.

Attractions in the Area 当地景点

  • 40 minutes from San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf, theaters, shops and restaurants. Public transportation is available by bus, ferry and BART.
  • 30 minutes from Napa Valley.
  • Vallejo has a beautiful waterfront with areas to walk and dine.
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a highly rated amusement park in Vallejo.
  • Vallejo is home to two universities - CSUM California Maritime Academy and Touro University.

Life at School 学校生活

SPSV is a college preparatory high school where academics are challenging. The culture at SPSV is ethnically diverse and provides an active community of learners who are infused with the moral foundation of the Catholic Church.

Teachers at SPSV are experienced, knowledgeable, and inventive and challenge their students to excel on a daily basis. Our counselors are outstanding and ensure students take the classes needed for college acceptance. 99% of SPSV students go on to college after graduation and approximately 80% are accepted into four-year colleges and universities. To give them a head start, SPSV offers 22 Advanced Placement and Honors classes for our students. Our AP test results consistently surpass the national averages.

SPSV's 1:1 iPad program has brought an exciting fresh dynamic to the classroom. Our students are part of a tech savvy generation and SPSV is excited to incorporate technology into their education.

We provide opportunities and activities outside of academics to satisfy the wide variety of student interest. Over 85% of the student body is involved in extracurricular activities. Students may choose to be part of a retreat team or participate in campus ministry. There are also 17 clubs, 6 choirs, numerous drama productions, and 18 different sports that students can chose from. Nearly 50% of all varsity sports teams were Bay Shore or Tri-County League champions in the last five years.