About Us

About Us

Jeffrey Palumbo



301-725-3228 ext. 2211

President's Welcome

Welcome to St. Vincent Pallotti High School. Pallotti High School has served a sacred mission for over 90 years. Under the guidance of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters for more than 75 of those years, Pallotti has empowered students to realize and develop their individual gifts and talents. In the process, generations of Pallotti students have been instilled with the Pallottine message that God impels us to use our gifts and talents to serve others.

As you view our Web site I sincerely hope that you can appreciate what it means to be part of the Pallotti community. Pallotti High School offers its students a wide range of learning opportunities in academics, athletics, performing arts, and extra-curricular activities. All are designed to serve our mission of developing students spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Please feel free to come visit us in person. I think you will find that Pallotti is a small school offering our students big opportunities.


Jeffrey Palumbo


About St. Vincent Pallotti

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St. Vincent Pallotti High School is a coeducational, Catholic, secondary, college preparatory school in the Archdiocese of Washington. Celebrating 100 years of excellence, Pallotti was founded in 1921 by the Pallottine Sisters. We are located in historic Laurel, Maryland. We attract students from Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties as well as Baltimore and the District of Columbia.

Pallotti offers young men and women the best of both worlds. We are large enough to boast a wide-ranging curriculum, cutting edge technology, and a diverse selection of extracurricular activities. We are also small enough that each student is treated as an individual, possessing unique talents and abilities. We also offer spiritually enriching retreats and service opportunities, and over 20 interscholastic sports teams.

  • Total student body: 400+ enrolled
  • Average classroom: 17 students, allowing for engaging academic experience 
  • 1:10 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • Over 35+ Honors and AP courses 
  • 100 percent of students complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service
  • Specialized four year academic programs including a visual and performing Arts Academy, Accelerated Science at Pallotti (ASAP), and Engineering program
  • Retreat program that includes Freshmen retreat, one service-based retreat, and Kairos
  • 1:1 Bring your own device program
  • Offering more than 20 extracurricular activities and clubs including National Honor Society (NHS), Model United Nations, and Student Government Association (SGA)
  • 96% of graduates continue in higher education immediately following graduation
  • 25+ varsity athletic teams with men's teams competing in the MIAA (Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association) and women's teams competing in the IAAM (Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland)
  • Average annual college scholarship awards totals of $1.5 million
  • Over 70 percent of students participate in one or more sports
  • Accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)


Our Mission

We aspire to remain true to the spirit of our patron, St. Vincent Pallotti, to educate and form young men and women "to revive faith and rekindle charity" in the world.

Our Philosophy

  • We believe... 
  • God can be found in all things.
  • Therefore we...
  • Encourage students to seek God in all that they do.
  • Provide a broad and challenging college-preparatory curriculum.
  • Guide students to develop themselves spiritually, morally, academically, artistically, and physically.
  • We believe...
  • In the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of the Catholic faith.
  • Therefore we...
  • Incorporate faith into every aspect of school life.
  • Teach students to pray and develop a personal relationship with God.
  • Promote character, virtue, and integrity.
  • We believe...
  • All are children of God.
  • Therefore we...
  • Cultivate a diverse community which welcomes men and women of all faiths, racial and ethnic diversity, international students, dialogue between people of differing idea and opinions, and students with different learning styles and abilities.
  • We believe...
  • All are called to be apostles.
  • Therefore we...
  • Promote community service, especially towards those most in need.
  • Equip and inspire students to share the Gospel.
  • Develop and encourage student leadership.
  • We believe...
  • In the importance of family.
  • Therefore we...
  • Teach our students to love and respect one another as family.
  • Maintain a school size where students feel cared for and personally known.
  • Welcome students' families into the life of the school and partner with them in developing their children.
  • We believe...
  • God has a plan for each of us.
  • Therefore we...
  • Help students recognize and discern their vocation.
  • Meet students where they are in their academic, social, and spiritual development and help them grow to their fullest potential.


Pallottine Legacy

On July 9, 1911, the extraordinary Father Joseph A. Meyer came to St. Mary's parish in Laurel. Shortly thereafter, in 1913, Father Meyer started a parochial school for the children of the parish, and asked the Sisters of Mercy to staff it. Father Meyer named the new school after his own sister, Sister M. Mildred, who was also a sister of Mercy.

Desirous that St. Mildred's should expand, Father Meyer purchased a colonial mansion known as the Tiffany Estate, in October 1917. Names famous in the history of Laurel, The Catholic Church in Maryland, and the political life in the nation are all associated with this original Snowden family mansion and land that was directly across the street from St. Mary's Church.

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    The mansion, which was the home of the manager of the Laurel Mills, was located just north of the present high school gymnasium. A remnant of the original circular driveway can still be seen. The mansion was modified by the addition of a frame wing to the south side of the main structure, in order to accommodate a convent, school and boarding rooms for girls. The architectural integrity of the beautiful stone and frame edifice was preserved and St. Mildred's Academy became well known for cleanliness, good taste and comfort. The school gained the reputation of being the most homelike school in Maryland, and drew pupils from a wide geographic area.

    In 1920, Father Meyer purchased additional acreage close to the Academy with the intention of opening a high school in September of 1921. He applied for additional Sisters of Mercy, but they were unable to supply the desired number of teachers. Thus, the Sisters of Mercy withdrew from Laurel in 1921. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, staffed the elementary and high school from 1921-1934.

    In 1934, under the direction of Mother de Pazzi Meurer, the American Province of the Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) acquired the ownership of the property and took over the administration of the schools. As well-educated and experienced teachers, the Pallottine Sisters brought with them an innovative and professional character to the schools, which continues to this day.

    By 1936, expansion was necessary for the boarding house. Upon completion, the accommodations for boarders increased from 14 to 50. In 1939, the co-educational Academy, under the President/Principalship of Sister Bede Kurth, received accreditation from the State of Maryland. By that year, enrollment had risen from 23 in 1934 to 179.

    In 1949, the Academy added two new classrooms, but by 1957, the school had outgrown itself again. The entire 18th century mansion was razed and construction of the present high school was begun. It was thought at that time that the new facility, with a capacity for about 400 students and residence for 30 sisters, would end all the space problems for the future. The new building also brought a change in the name from St. Mildred's Academy to Pallotti High School in honor of the founder of the Pallottines.

    Growth and changes continued to take place in society and the Church and the Sisters responded with further adjustments. In 1973, the boarding school was converted to a day care center under the direction of Sister Eileen Conner, who added afterschool care in 1981.

    In 1984, the school name was changed again to St. Vincent Pallotti High School. In 1987, a new convent was built at 404 Eighth Street, and the Sisters vacated the large convent section to allow for expansion of both the high school and the day care center. In 2001, the high school expanded yet again with the addition of a new 2-court gymnasium, chapel, multi-media library, fitness center, locker rooms and athletic trainer's suite, administrative offices and conference rooms. 

    St. Vincent Pallotti High School is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools.

    Religious instruction in the Catholic faith remains a primary focus, and Catholic doctrine and values are integrated into all academic and cultural areas of the school. Students live and experience their faith through participation in liturgy, retreats and service to others. Maintaining its traditional academic excellence, the high school academic program has expanded to include a broad range of electives, a Learning Center, numerous Advanced Placement courses and state-of-the-art technology.

    St. Vincent Pallotti High School strives to extend the vision of its patron and of its founder as a unique, thriving and growing leader among Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington and the State of Maryland.

    Today, Pallotti is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory, Catholic secondary school that offers young men and women the best of both worlds: large enough to boast a wide-ranging curriculum, cutting-edge technology, spiritually enriching retreats and service opportunities, a diverse selection of extracurricular activities, and 21 interscholastic sports teams.Yet, with a student population of just around 500, Pallotti is small enough that each student is able to be treated as an individual, possessing unique talents and abilities. Pallotti is a place where young people can receive the nurturing they need and also be able to spread their wings.


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Student to Faculty Ratio
Average Class Size
35 +
Honors & AP Courses
91 %
of Students Pursue Higher Education
11.8 M
Million Scholarships Awarded

Board of Directors

Mrs. Sharon Baslev '66

Sister Mary Grace Barile ‘64, S.A.C.

Sister Diane Bushee. S.A.C.

Major Paul Campbell '65. Ret. USMC

Mr. Todd Campbell

Ms. Claudia Collins ‘65

Mr. David Creech

Mr. Lino Cressotti

Ms. Cynthia Faust

Mr. George Breeden

Mr. Bill Leishear ‘87

Sister Karen. S.A.C. '55

Mr. Rich McLaughlin ‘83

Sister Danuta Przvbvlek S.A.C.

Mr. G. Rick Wilson

Mr. Tim Jennings ‘05

Mrs. Niambi Stewart

Corporate Members

Sister Mary Grace Barile '64, S.A.C., Provincial

Sister Mary Terence Wall, S.A.C. Vice Provincial

Sister Stella Holisz, S.A.C.

Sister Francesca Lowis, S.A.C.

Ex-Officio Members

Mr. Jeffrey Palumbo, President/Principal

Mr. David Tenney, Assistant Principal for Academics

Ms. Cathy Cross, Comptroller/Business Manager

Mrs. Claire Rudinski, Director for Advancement


St. Vincent Pallotti High School is always looking for interesting candidates for employment.

If you are interested in becoming a Substitute teacher, please email: hiring@woolikal.com.

For current job postings, you can also visit the Association of Maryland & Independent Schools (AIMS) Career Center at: http://www.aimsmddc.org.

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume when submitting your application.

Qualified Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hiring@woolikal.com


    There are currently no positions open at this time.


    There are currently no positions open at this time.

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