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Vincentian Academy-Duquesne University

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Principal Sr. Camille Panich
Motto Mind, Heart, and Spirit
Established 1932
School type Private Co-Ed
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Enrollment 277
Campus Suburban
School colors Royal Blue and Gold
Nicknames Royals, Lady Royals
Athletic Conference WPIAL
Website www.vaduq.org

Vincentian Academy was founded in 1932 as Vincentian High School and rededicated as Vincentian Academy-Duquesne University in 1995. Vincentian has become one of the fastest growing private academies in the country; from 35 Academy students in 1995 to nearly 280 Academy students in 2003. Nun in cloister, 1930; photograph by Doris Ulmann In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Royal blue is a lighter shade of blue. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Academy is comprised of 3 buildings housed on a 67 acre campus in McCandless Township just north of Pittsburgh, PA. Vincentian Academy students and faculty enjoy use of institutions affilated with or a part of Duquesne University. McCandless is a town in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


The current enrollment is 277 students [1].

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Academics

Vincentian Academy's website [2] records statistics that claim an SAT Verbal mean of 594 and Math mean of 573 for the senior classes of 2003 and 2004. Vincentian is one of twelve schools in Pennsylvania that offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The SAT Reasoning Test, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test, is a type of standardized test frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming students. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, often colloquially referred to simply as IB[1], is an educational programme taught in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. ...


The IB Program

At Vincentian Academy, approximately 87% of all juniors and seniors take some IB courses. Overall, 85% of all those students taking IB exams pass. Over the past six years, Vincentian IB diploma candidates have achieved a 86% pass rate, which is higher than the world pass rate of 78% and significantly higher than the United States pass rate of approximately 76%. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, often colloquially referred to simply as IB[1], is an educational programme taught in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. ...


It is significant that Vincentian is the only Catholic, university-affiliated, International Baccalaureate school in the world. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a group of three educational programmes, as established by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). ...


School Alma Mater

Hail! All hail, our dear Vincentian High School
We greet thee, our Alma Mater dear
Safe are we e're guided by thy rule
Thy mandate we gratefully revere
In thy realm protection can be found
Virtue, science, learning prevail
May thy praise throughout all days be found
Noble Queen, thee we hail

This Alma Mater is as old as the founding of the High School (1932). The school administration is currently sponsoring a contest within the student body to devise a new school Alma Mater for a prize of $200. Results are pending.


Notable Alumni

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