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At St. Cecilia, we take a whole-child approach that gives every type of learner the tools, confidence, and support needed to grow. Our goal is to develop critical and creative thinkers, encourage curiosity, and build a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. Our environments support tradition, while encouraging innovation. It’s a balanced educational foundation that helps ensure our students are well-rounded individuals with the skills necessary to succeed throughout their lives. We are proud that 95% of our graduates attend their first-choice high school.

St. Cecilia School follows the Curriculum Guidelines stipulated by the San Francisco Archdiocese Department of Catholic Schools. Students receive instruction in the following areas: religion, reading, English, writing, spelling, handwriting, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, music, art, and physical education.

Special Offerings

  • A TK-8 Spanish language program that introduces and develops basic skills.
  • A music program that includes classroom music education and optional private instrumental lessons in piano, strings, and woodwinds.
  • A Physical Education (P.E.) program with a full-time teacher for TK-8 students.
  • A religion program that includes daily instruction, values and moral education, family life education, school prayer, Liturgy preparation and participation, opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and other community-building and service-oriented activities.
  • A library staffed by a librarian.

Standardized Testing Program

Schools participate in the Archdiocesan standardized testing program, Renaissance STAR. Each student's score will be sent home with the first trimester report card and with the final report card at the end of the school year. The scores are used by the teacher as a diagnostic tool to most effectively adapt the academic program to the strengths and needs of the current class. Students in Kindergarten and First Grade will be taking Early Literacy Reading tests. STAR Reading tests can also begin in First Grade (based on Lexile scores) and continue through Eighth Grade. STAR Math testing begins in First Grade and continues through the Eighth grade.