St. Cecilia School

St. Cecilia School is a Catholic elementary, Christ-centered urban school helping to prepare its students to proclaim the Good News and to translate Gospel values into action.
The education received is important both for the individual, in promoting the dignity of human life, and for society, in actively pursuing peace and justice.
These skills and virtues are necessary for effective service to the community, and for the development of a well-balanced person.
Therefore, as a faith community, we see that our Vision is to provide an atmosphere in which each child can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.
We, the people of St. Cecilia's, are called to be a Eucharistic community of prayer & service for the glory and praise of our God.
Our Parish Family will work to give witness to Gospel values in today's society, and this will have the effect of building up the Body of Christ.
St. Cecilia Parish was organized by Archbishop John Glennon on August 4, 1906, with Father Bernard Benten as the founding pastor.
It was begun to serve the needs of the growing population of an area that had been part of the common fields of the city of Carondelet and was being developed.
The first Mass was offered on September 2, 1906 at the St. Joseph's Boys Home.
The cornerstone of the first church was laid on May 19, 1907, and the church was blessed on January 1, 1908.
This combination church and school was located on the site of the present parking lot on Eichelberger at Louisiana, and was razed after the new school was completed.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students181 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade St. Cecilia School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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