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.
We offer a number of interesting field trips throughout the year. Our students’ outings have included trips to the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Art Museum, historical sites on Bainbridge Island, the Naval Undersea Museum, the Suquamish Museum, National Geographic live presentations at Benaroya Hall, the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Shakespeare Company, the pumpkin patch and fire station, as well as Christmas caroling at nursing homes. In addition, our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participate in a NET retreat.
Our middle school students (grades 5 through 8) participate in Spanish classes. They also have the choice of taking general music classes or learning to play a wind instrument. Elementary school students (PreK to 3rd grade) take general music classes and, this year, our 4th graders can learn to play the recorder. All 1st through 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in additional programs through our after-school classes.
Our Story: Who was Saint Cecilia?
A patrician girl of early Rome, Saint Cecilia endured tremendous persecution for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. She sang to God during her trials and tribulations, which is how she came to be known as the patron saint of music. On her feast day, November 22, our school honors Saint Cecilia with a musical celebration.