We successfully completed all Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) requirements to receive full accreditation for another six years. Our 100-page Self Study included analysis of Curriculum, Instructional Methodology, Student Achievement, Catholic Identity and Resource Management. A visiting team of five educators observed all classrooms and interviewed students, parents, teachers, Principal Kilbane and Father Mark over three days and concluded that at SCCS “everyone is committed to developing students who have deep faith, a strong sense of service to others and a growth mindset.”
Students in 1st-8th grade performed Beauty and the Beast in June of 2019 for fellow students, family, friends and parishioners. Students and parents designed the set and secured costumes. Students had the opportunity to develop and use skills of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking throughout practices, dress rehearsals and the two final performances.
Dr. Erica Saint Clair teaches 4-week science sessions for 1st-3rd graders. Students overwhelming participated in and enjoyed the hands on science projects. In 2019-2020, Dr. Saint Clair will expand her offerings to include five sessions over a five-month period. Engineer Terry Shields led our 4th-8th grade Robotics team to their first ever competition at Bainbridge High School. Students developed and used the skills of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking during every session and throughout the competition.
The 2019-2020 school year marks our 6th year of using Math In Focus: Singapore Math. In Kindergarten through 6th grade. “Much of the success of the Singapore approach is due to the careful way in which algorithms are developed, moving from concrete models to pictorial representations to abstract number sentences. Concepts are introduced earlier and more concretely than many programs” (Marshall Cavendish, author).
- A Catholic school on Bainbridge Island for students, Pre-K through 8th grade. -