Founded in 1921 and sponsored by the Pallotine Sisters, Saint Vincent Pallotti High School is the oldest coeducational, college preparatory Catholic secondary school in the Washington area and located in historical Laurel, Maryland. Pallotti pursues its mission of promoting academic excellence and building Christian character in a small community atmosphere. Pallotti offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum, a challenging four-year honors program, a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a learning center for college bound students who need individual support. Virtually all of Pallotti's graduates enter college. St. Vincent Pallotti High School has been commended by the Maryland State Department of Education for offering "an unusually rigorous curriculum in preparation for college."