Dear Prospective Families,
Welcome to St. Patrick - St. Vincent Catholic High School, your path to excellence, where we seamlessly blend college-prep academic rigor with character development. Our vibrant and diverse community is deeply rooted in Catholic values, delivering a cutting-edge, technology-infused educational experience.
Our Class of 2023 has achieved outstanding success, with every member pursuing higher education, securing over $2.6 million in financial aid, and an impressive 94% acceptance rate into 4-year institutions. This includes esteemed University of California system schools like San Diego, UCLA, Davis, Santa Barbara, and Merced, as well as prestigious private colleges and universities such as the University of San Francisco, Mt. St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, St. Mary’s College of California, Creighton University, California Baptist University, William Jessup University, and the United States Military Academy West Point Prep. Some of our graduates also embark on educational journeys nationwide in states like Tennessee, Arizona, New York, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, and Oregon.
Beyond academics, our school boasts an array of opportunities, including 27 clubs, leadership roles, instrumental music, drama, multiple choirs, art and ceramics, and a roster of over 20 athletic teams. I am enthusiastic about the prospect of assisting you through our admissions process.
Thank you for considering St. Patrick - St. Vincent Catholic High School. We look forward to welcoming you into our Bruin Nation.
Sheila Lynch Williams SV’85 AP’11 & ’14
Director of Enrollment
Our personal family tours offer an up-close view of our campus, allowing you to ask questions and explore areas of personal interest. We invite you to experience the beauty of St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School by scheduling a campus tour and meeting our school leadership. To arrange a tour, please reach out to our enrollment team.
Discover SPSV! Join us for a dynamic afternoon on Sunday, October 15, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and experience all that makes SPSV unique. Engage with current students, alumni, administrators, and ambassadors as they guide you through our campus. Delve into academics with our faculty, learn about sports from coaches and athletes, and discover why parents choose SPSV. Explore our diverse clubs and groups, adding flavor to our campus.
Plus, there are chances to win registration fee vouchers for all attendees. Attending Open House is one of the qualifying events to earn you a $300 discount on your registration with our 3 for 3 promotion. Schedule your arrival time with our enrollment team.
SPSV welcomes Sacramento Diocese partner schools for an exciting 8th-grade field trip at the start of the year. This special day allows students to explore our high school through engaging presentations and activities. We encourage students to complement this experience with a shadow day, immersing themselves in a typical day in our classrooms.
Additionally, we actively reach out to these partner schools with informative presentations, professional development opportunities, participation in festivals, and engaging parent meetings, all in pursuit of seamless K-12 system coordination. Join us on this incredible journey of educational exploration and collaboration!
Get a taste of life as a Bruin! Our Bruin Shadow Visit, exclusively for students, complements our Open House and campus tours. It’s your chance to witness the SPSV learning experience up close, where students thrive and excel.
You’ll immerse yourself in campus life alongside a current SPSV student during your visit. You’ll meet teachers and fellow students, attend up to 3 classes, and get a firsthand feel for our top-notch curriculum. Plus, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our executive chef.
This day is about discovering the vibrant Bruin Culture and experiencing the difference firsthand. Come and see for yourself what makes SPSV special!
Join us for the SPSV Entrance Exam on January 20th, where we will administer the HSPT. Arrive at 7:45 am with just two number two pencils – we will take care of the rest. This comprehensive exam consists of five separately timed sections covering Math and English. Families should expect it to be finished between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. It plays a crucial role in helping us determine initial placements.
Additional course-specific tests will be available in early May for those seeking placement challenges.
Taking the Entrance Exam on January 20th also makes you eligible for our 3 for 3 incentive program.
An interview with our Enrollment team is a required piece of the process. SPSV offers times for families to interview in the afternoon of January 20th to make a convenient. Schedule your interview with our enrollment team.
Remember, an interview with our enrollment team is a mandatory part of the process. To make it convenient, we offer interviews in the afternoon of January 20th. Schedule your interview today and be one step closer to joining the Bruin Nation!
Preparing to become a Bruin is simple: Your Checklist for Success.
- Start by completing our application on SPSV.org.
- Take advantage of the 3 for 3 incentive program: Attend Open House, experience a Bruin Shadow Day by January 31, 2023, and take the Entrance Exam on January 20, 2024, for a $300 discount.
- Schedule your student-parent interview with our enrollment team.
- Submit your transcript and backup test scores; teacher recommendations will be requested directly from your current school.
- Get a taste of our vibrant community by attending a game, play, or concert; contact our enrollment team to reserve your spot.
Follow this list to become a proud member of the SPSV family!