St. Monica Catholic School

St. Monica Catholic School is a Prek-8th grade Classical Liberal Arts school, with teachers who motivate and encourage our children to reach their highest potential by offering a challenging curriculum and a supportive environment, designed to empower them with knowledge and self-discipline.We build our curriculum on a program of study modeled after the Trivium based on grammar, logic and rhetoric, engaging the natural stages of a child`s development and their desire to learn.
Teachers stay up-to-date through continuing-education and in-service programs. We design each course of study to make the most of all our resources.
Our curriculum is integrated (inter-disciplinary) and scaffolded (frequent return to concepts and deepening of knowledge and understanding) aids in establishing connections, cementing concepts and promoting relational thinking.
The best way to get to know St. Monica Catholic School is to visit our campus.To receive admission materials, ask a question, or schedule a visit, please call (206) 232-5432 or email info@stmonicasea.org.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 175 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. Monica Catholic School places among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1960

Student Body

Total Students
175 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
St. Monica Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Marybeth Bohm, Principal
Admissions Associate
Jamie North

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Global Reading Challenge, Lego Robotics Club, Martial arts class, Speech Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Sports

School Notes

  • St. Monica Catholic School exist to proclaim the Gospel message, to build community, and to educate. All the people in the school -administrators, teachers, clergy, parents and students - share a common life of prayer, mutual responsibility, and freedom. Life in a Catholic school is shaped by the values of the Gospel - peace, justice, community, love, patience, reconciliation, and respect.
  • St. Monica Catholic School is a Prek-8th grade Classical Liberal Arts school, with teachers who motivate and encourage our children to reach their highest potential by offering a challenging curriculum and a supportive environment, designed to empower them with knowledge and self-discipline.We build our curriculum on a program of study modeled after the Trivium based on grammar, logic and rhetoric, engaging the natural stages of a child`s development and their desire to learn. Teachers stay up-to-date through continuing-education and in-service programs. We design each course of study to make the most of all our resources. Our curriculum is integrated (inter-disciplinary) and scaffolded (frequent return to concepts and deepening of knowledge and understanding) aids in establishing connections, cementing concepts and promoting relational thinking.
  • The best way to get to know St. Monica Catholic School is to visit our campus.To receive admission materials, ask a question, or schedule a visit, please call (206) 232-5432 or email info@stmonicasea.org.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
St. Monica is an amazing school for my kids - a program that truly embraces diversity of thought and learning styles, while still maintaining rigor and high standards and meeting each student where she/he is at. Having a public school background myself, I had no idea what to expect and I would highly recommend this program to all of my friends and families out there who are looking for a community that thrives on the success of each child, not the competition between and amongst families!
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5  
We have been more than impressed with St. Monica Catholic School. We currently have 3 daughters ranging from Pre-K to 3rd grade attending the School. St. Monica has provided a great Catholic foundation for our children and the family community is wonderful. I continue to be impressed with the teaching staff and how they pick out how each of our daughters learn differently and meet them at their level. Can't say enough good things! We love it.
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5  
St. Monica Catholic School is a fantastic place to send your children. I have had two children at the school starting in Kindergarten through Middle School and have been impressed by the quality of the teachers and the strong academics. The students come out of St. Monica prepared for the educational challenges of high school. The small class size allow teachers to give individualized attention to each student while engaging them in the learning process. The STEM program encourages my kids to explore the world of science and math through hands on labs and project based learning. I truly appreciate all the excellent, caring, motivated and supportive teachers at St. Monica. The teaching staff is fantastic!
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5  
I am a 2017 graduate and I had a great time at St. Monica. I was admitted directly to the high school Honors Program, based on my entrance exam scores, and will be on the advanced math track without ever having seen a private tutor. The small class size was not a problem and I actually feel like it was better than a huge middle school - I had to learn to deal with problems that came up with friends and classmates instead of just constantly changing friend groups. People come from all over to go to St. Monica - my friends live in Bellevue, Seattle, Issaquah, Renton, Mercer Island and Newcastle. I love that I know people no matter where I go.
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5  
Our son has attended St. Monica Parish School for 8 years now, and all I can say is, THIS SCHOOL IS A TRUE GEM! If you''re looking for a school that offers top-tier educational programming (Science, Technology, Math, SS, Lit/LA), in a faith-based environment, with small class instruction, you''ll find your treasure here!! Students come from all over the area (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Renton, Seattle, Issaquah, and Sammamish) to be part of this wonderful school community. We continue to be impressed with their commitment to excellence!
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5  
We have been thrilled with St. Monica Parish School. The teachers are wonderful and the classes small. The school uses a rigorous STEM + the Arts based curriculum with full time Spanish, Science, Art, PE and Music teachers on staff. In addition to the regular teachers, St. Monica employs a Reading, Science and Math Specialist to work with all levels from the gifted children that may need an extra challenge, to those that need a little extra help to keep up. The parent involvement is outstanding. It seems that everyone is helping out in some way and happily. There is after school care available on regular and drop in basis, after school programs include robotics, math Olympiads, global reading challenge, chess club, beginning and advanced band and CYO athletics. There is a real sense of community at St. Monica. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend St. Monica! We were lucky to have Principal Wilson join us this year - She is an inspiring and caring leader that greets all the children by name. Our School population is 50% Mercer Island families and the rest come from Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Renton, Sammamish and Kirkland.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 175 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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