The school is named after St. Vincent Pallotti (1795 – 1850), a Roman Catholic Priest who through his profound spiritual life and his service to the humanity, had a considerable influence on the history of the world of 19th century.

Pallotti perceived the necessity for the formation of children and young people and got engaged into various educational activities such as: Night Schools, Elementary Schools, Professional Schools, Agricultural Schools, Art Schools, Industrial Schools etc. In this way he tried to counteract the sociopolitical forces that affected the life of young people and thereby to restore in them the “image and likeness of God.”

To animate these activities, he founded the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, commonly known as “Pallottines” in 1835. St. Vincent Pallotti died on January 22, 1850. He was beatified after a century in 1950, and on January 20, 1963, during the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII formally declared him a Saint.