Akron, Ohio (PRWEB)
June 29, 2017
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School has entered into an agreement with the Marianist Province of the United States to become a Marianist-sponsored ministry. The new partnership offers STVM a fresh approach to bolstering its Catholic identity, as well as the advantages of being part of a thriving network of Marianist-sponsored schools across the country.
The Society of Mary (Marianists) is a 200-year-old religious order of brothers and priests recognized for excellence in education. The Marianists sponsor or co-sponsor 17 high schools, including four others in Ohio. The University of Dayton is the order’s largest ministry.
“The St. Vincent-St. Mary High School community is excited to join the Marianist Family,” said STVM President Thomas Carone. “Becoming a Marianist-sponsored High School provides us a faith-based collaboration that complements our ongoing mission.”
The sponsorship agreement is the result of nearly four years of discussions between the entities. The school’s leadership and faculty will begin an ongoing process of Marianist formation and integration in the coming months.
“We’re delighted to welcome St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to our network of educational ministries,” said Rev. Martin Solma, Marianist provincial. “The spirit of the school is well matched to Marianist tradition, and this collaboration will enable us to broaden our mission of Catholic education as we are called to do.”
STVM will host a formal ceremony in September celebrating the new partnership.
About St. Vincent – St. Mary High School
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is a four-year, co-educational, college preparatory, Catholic high school. To meet the varied needs of its students, STVM offers a wide range of curricular levels, including advanced placement, honors, college preparatory and special needs programs….