Face of Education / St. Vincent's Academy

“No work of charity can be more productive or good for society than the careful instruction of women.” 

Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley, uttered those words. The Sisters of Mercy started St. Vincent’s Academy 175 years ago and these words have been the guiding principle since then. “She was so progressive for her time,” St. Vincent’s president Mary Anne Hogan said. Established 175 years ago, St. Vincent’s is the oldest educational institution in Savannah. “We will always stay true to our mission of educating women and turning out leaders. We’ll continue to do that for another 175 years,” Hogan promised. The school encourages their students to think globally, offering study abroad opportunities that open their eyes to a bigger world. “In addition to rigorous academics, we train them to be servant leaders,” Hogan said. Students who graduate with the distinction of a St. Vincent’s Academy diploma are independent women with a heart for service. “Once they leave us, the possibilities are unlimited. We give them wings and the courage to go out and do great things.”