School Overview

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 & Expectations

We seek to  demonstrate and develop:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Educational Approach

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: 

  • 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.

Our History

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.

Over 20 Years of Developing Minds, Hearts and Character.

- A Catholic school on Bainbridge Island for young men and women, Pre-K through 8th grade. -