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.
Values and Expectations:
Academic Excellence, which nurtures life-long learning through inspiring classroom teaching, rich cultural and arts programs, and opportunities to celebrate each student’s strengths and development.
Catholic Identity and Perspective, which enriches all aspects of our School Life and is rooted in Church teaching, religious expression and social responsibility.
Community, which is student-centered and draws on the rich and diverse backgrounds of our students, staff, parents, and parishioners as collaborators in the educational and spiritual growth of our children.
We seek to demonstrate:
Courage – our students strive to reach the full potential of their God-given gifts, and to demonstrate honesty, integrity, and justice.
Perseverance – our students become equipped to manage challenges, viewing them as opportunities for growth and understanding.
Acceptance – our students are expected to treat all people fairly; they value diversity of opinions, cultures, economic resources, physical abilities, and faiths.
Spirituality – our students learn to recognize the dignity of the human person and the Gospel’s call for compassion and generosity to others, and that stewardship and service are important requirements to building a better community.
Curiosity – our students are nourished with a sense of wonderment and excitement, continually seeking to step beyond what is known in order to challenge themselves to never stop learning.
Confidence – our students are self-assured in their own abilities and secure in their faith; they recognize their behavior influences events in their lives as well as those around them.
We Expect our Students and Graduates to become life-long learners who…
- Communicate in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner in written and spoken word.
- Are Thoughtful readers, attentive listeners, and Critical and Creative
- Are Prepared for educational opportunities by setting appropriate goals, incorporating proper study habits, practicing time management, and organizing assignments.
- Demonstrate a strong Work Ethic, continually challenge themselves and are motivated to reach their maximum potential.
- Work Collaboratively in diverse groups and appreciate the gifts of others as well as individual differences and perspectives.
- Demonstrate a solid Moral & Emotional Foundation that will guide them in their personal choices at school and throughout their lives.
- Are Servant Leaders who gratefully answer the call to serve others less fortunate and demonstrate respect, responsibility, and reverence for all of God’s creation.
We Expect our staff, families and parish Community to…
- Provide an emotionally, spiritually and physically Safe Environment founded on mutual respect and the value of human dignity.
- Foster a Respectful learning atmosphere in which students are held to rigorous standards and given the tools and resources to succeed.
- Model good Stewardship & Service in the classroom, the home, and the broader community to exemplify the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching.
- Actively Participate in worship and prayer.
- Offer a powerful Student-Centered environment that nurtures the academic and personal growth of every student.
We believe the following best practices provide optimal learning conditions for our students:
- Academic, social, and spiritual development is enhanced by learning experiences and daily interactions among and between students in the prek-8th grade range.
- Small class sizes allow for individual and small group instruction and formative assessment.
- Rigorous curricula based on well-researched best practices and is guided by the Archdiocese of Seattle and the Common Core to address the needs of all learners.
- Rich exposure to language, arts and music deepen cultural understanding, spiritual development and creative habits.
- Students and teachers interact with one another in a variety of formats, drawing on multiple teaching methods.
- Movement is critical to learning and is incorporated into the daily life of the classroom.
- Collaboration among staff, families, and students ensures consistency, continuity and common goals throughout their school experience.
- Students benefit from the integration of religious values, expression, and perspective.