At Saint Cecilia we strive to cultivate the joy of learning in each and every one of our students. Our teachers lay the groundwork with our youngest students by stressing the importance of our three Rs—reverence, respect and responsibility—outlined in our Student Learning Expectations. From these early lessons students begin to understand how responsibility is connected to completing homework assignments, studying for exams and striving for excellence; how respect is linked to successful collaboration; and how reverence helps create a more compassionate environment.
While endeavoring to create a strong foundation of essential skills in math, science, language and social science on which students can continue to build, our teachers make learning fun and engaging. Moreover, they provide opportunities for students to interact with course material in a way that’s meaningful to them, through creative projects.
Because teachers encourage older students to mentor younger ones, children learn to support each other, as they join in lively and respectful collaborations.
Northwest Evaluation Association – NWEA
Measures of Academic Progress – MAP
All 2nd-8th grade students take the MAP test is in the Fall, Winter and Spring on chrome books. Subject specific tests include Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Language Usage.
Test results support teachers in four key areas:
SCCS has transitioned from the IOWA test of Basic Skills to the MAP test in the Fall of 2016. All elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle will be using MAP test results to measure progress and assess growth.
- A Catholic school on Bainbridge Island for young men and women, Pre-K through 8th grade. -