At Saint Cecilia Catholic School, we guide children on their journey to becoming extraordinary adults. A Saint Cecilia education provides what students need to flourish intellectually, creatively, socially and spiritually: an engaging and challenging curriculum in a nurturing community, where children of all faiths are warmly welcomed.
We offer a fully accredited K–8 program, as well as preschool, and before- and after-school care. Our teachers are Washington State certified and our low student/teacher ratio makes the promise of individualized instruction a reality. With a solid foundation of Christian values, our school offers children an education worthy of their unique potential.
We seek to demonstrate and develop:
Every member of our community makes a valuable contribution to the development of our students. Teachers and staff, clergy and parents, younger and older students grow and learn together in a culture of faith. We believe that when students see kindness, generosity and caring modeled throughout their formative years, these lessons stay with them for the rest of their lives.
SCCS SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS
We Demonstrate Faith by:
We Engage by:
We Show Respect by:
We Make Good Decisions by:
We Solve Problems by:
Saint Cecilia Catholic School is a faith-based community following the teachings of Jesus that inspires an inquisitive mind and a lifelong commitment to learning, service and stewardship.
The greatest gift a teacher can offer students is to set a high bar for academic achievement. With the guidance of our teachers and the encouragement of fellow students, children work hard to master challenging material, acquire new skills and gain the confidence to set lofty personal goals. We accommodate a variety of learning styles, provide hands-on technology experience and are welcoming to children regardless of their current academic level. Our students know they’re expected to do their best and are given the tools they need to succeed.
At St. Cecilia Catholic School, we support the development of the whole child. We use multiple modalities to teach, so children are able to access new concepts and information in a variety of ways including movement, visual cues and words. We write across the curriculum. As students write their own stories, they tap into experiences they have with their families. Visiting museums, walking in Seattle, playing on sports teams, going to concerts, visiting family in other cities, playing in the woods, doing art projects at home and having time to choose activities all support the development of children’s creativity.
We believe the following best practices provide optimal learning conditions for our students:
Saint Cecilia Catholic School was founded in 2001 to serve the Catholic community in North Kitsap County. ¨The Mustard Seed School,” as it was originally called, began with 14 preschool and kindergarten students, ranging in age from four to six years. Today, Saint Cecilia has grown to serve a broader community, providing a quality education for about 100 preschool through eighth grade students.
In July 2010 the school moved into a beautiful new facility, the Saint Cecilia Faith Center. That year our Parent Club completed the installation of a playground structure. Our school also joined the Kitsap Christian League, offering an opportunity for students in grades four through eight to compete in cross country, volleyball, basketball, and a spring track and field event. In our physical education classes students are taught a variety of sports, setting the foundation for an active, healthy life.
Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle are required to have an active School Commission. The responsibilities of the Commission include:
Our School Commission is made up of school supporters— both parents and parishioners—who work together to advise the pastor and principal on issues regarding our school.
- A Catholic school on Bainbridge Island for young men and women, Pre-K through 8th grade. -