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660 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

(415) 731-8400

About Us

Accreditation Statement

St. Cecilia School Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.

Mission Statement

St. Cecilia School is a Catholic elementary school of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, whose purpose is to develop students who are active Christians, lifelong learners, socially responsible citizens, effective communicators, and problem solvers.

Philosophy Statement

St. Cecilia School is a Catholic elementary school dedicated to the religious, academic, social, psychological, cultural, and physical development of each individual. St. Cecilia School provides instruction and opportunities in a Catholic community for students to pray, serve and respect others and to make choices in light of Gospel values.

Parents, as primary educators, and teachers, as facilitators of learning, work together to provide a quality education that assists students in developing their unique capabilities and prepares them to become socially responsible citizens.

Students grow intellectually by participating in age-appropriate and meaningful activities. As life-long learners, students develop the skills of effective communication and problem-solving to prepare for the challenges of the future.

St. Cecilia School
Schoolwide Learning Expectations

Graduates of St. Cecilia School are:

Active Christians who:

  • experience a relationship with God which includes a personal and communal prayer life
  • celebrate the weekly Eucharist as the center of their lives
  • make moral decisions in the light of gospel values
  • possess a knowledge and understanding of Scripture, tradition, history, and basic teachings of the Church
  • participate in service to the Church, to family, and to local communities
  • demonstrate respect and compassion for others

Life-long learners who:

  • think critically and creatively
  • demonstrate a strong academic foundation
  • demonstrate curiosity and enthusiasm for learning
  • use technology responsibly for learning, communication, and enjoyment
  • demonstrate a creative spirit through art, music, and movement

Socially responsible citizens who:

  • express awareness of global, national, and local situations
  • share their abundance with those who are less fortunate
  • respect the environment and their role as stewards of the planet
  • exhibit an understanding of what contributes to good physical and mental health

Effective communicators who:

  • express thoughts in writing, using correct grammar and mechanics
  • express personal opinions respectfully and work cooperatively with others
  • speak clearly and confidently
  • exhibit listening skills

Problem solvers who:

  • utilize research skills
  • plan, set, and work effectively toward goals
  • solve a problem in different ways
  • compromise and negotiate with others
  • evaluate themselves realistically
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