Welcome to Vincent Elementary School!

The bestselling author, Stephen Covey, released a book titled, The Leader in Me: How Schools and the World are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. This book is based on the best seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Our faculty spent 4 days training in the summer of 2009 in an effort to prepare our students to be leaders in the 21st century. This initiative was inspired by a team of 3 teachers that saw the need for the students at Vincent to become more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. This in turn led to the faculty reading the book and training in the 7 Habits. Our goal was to increase students' ability to think for themselves, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems. When you visit our school, you will see wall displays, bulletin boards, posters, pertaining to the 7 Habits, but that isn't the only thing you will notice. We are most proud of the fact that our students are talking about the 7 Habits and that teachers are teaching these habits weekly to enhance growth in the 7 Habits. Our school became a Leader in Me School in 2010 and has become the first Lighthouse School in Shelby County. --Principal Dr. Borden-Hudson

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Important Information

Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment or New Student Enrollment

Need to pre-enroll a kindergarten student or a new student for the 2018-19 school year?
Information and Forms

After you have completed the initial forms, contact the school to schedule a time to complete the enrollment process.

Contact the school registrar at 205.682.7322.

Please read the VES policy on Negative Lunch Balances.
Questions, please contact Tonya Borden-Hudson at 205-682-7320



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Our Vision

To become a model for excellence in education on the local, state, national, and international levels

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Our Beliefs

We value leadership demonstrated by:

  • Making Proactive choices
  • Beginning with the end in mind, setting goals and putting first things first with collaboration for results
  • Understanding diversity among our students and staff and working toward a win-win culture as well as seeking to understand others needs and opinions
  • Synergizing partnerships with community stakeholders
  • Sharpening the saw with continuous improvement with skills and training
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Our Mission

To empower every Vincent Elementary School student with leadership skills resulting in leaders who are prepared to lead, love, learn, and leave a legacy.