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Our Philosophy

Making a Difference

St. John Vianney Catholic School was founded with one purpose - to build a space for all students to grow, learn and create with each passing day. Through a unique teaching approach and a truly passionate staff, we help students develop academically and personally to the highest level.

We invite you to explore our site and discover the academics and community St. John Vianney Catholic School provides to each and every student. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour, learn more about enrollment, or ask any other questions you may have!


Our History

Enriching Student Lives

For a long time, St. Petersburg had only one Catholic school. Seventy-five children from the beaches traveled the ten miles daily to St. Paul’s School. Fr. O’Donoghue wanted a school with eight classrooms, a kitchen and cafeteria, a convent and a rectory. Ground was broken for this new building project in the Spring of 1951. Fr. O’Donoghue was a very creative fundraiser. He devised gimmicks to earn money for the new school classrooms. When he had determined the cost of each classroom, he divided the amount by the number of students per room and ended up by selling “squares” of the classrooms for $250. St. John Vianney Catholic School opened its doors in September, 1951, with 300 students.

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