To teach and live the Catholic Faith with a nurturing family-like community. Teach respect for all and foster each student's academic potential.
St. Cecilia Cathedral School goes beyond the normal academic curriculum. We feel that it is important to meet the differentiated needs of our students and provide opportunities to explore their interests. We offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities to our students. Listed below are some of the many activities and clubs that are available to our students. For a complete list of activities available see the St. Cecilia Activities Booklet.
Student Organizations & Clubs
Academic/Trivia Competitions -Students train and compete in city-wide competitions such as The Thinking Cap, and Gross High and St. Vincent de Paul Quiz Bowls. Ages: 7th & 8th Grades
Altar Servers - Altar servers are trained to serve Mass at the Cathedral. Ages: 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
Band Program - Music in Catholic School (MCS) is an Archdiocesan program which allows students to develop individual and group instrumental band skills. Participants receive two lessons per week during school hours. Students are brought together with musicians from other schools for band performances. Ages: 5th through 8th Grades
Chess Club - Is an after school program held once a week to increase a student’s knowledge of chess; as well as promote problem-solving and competitive skills. Students learn the game and compete against other students of similar abilities. Ages: 2nd through 8th Grades
Math Club - Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are invited to join. Activities include special math topics, problem solving and games. Students are also responsible for planning and implementing the annual all-school Math Fair. Ages: 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
Operetta - This is the St. Cecilia traditional annual musical. The cast is selected by audition from students 5th through 8th grade. The balance of students in 3rd through 8th grades perform in the chorus. Students auditioning for the cast commit to a rehearsal schedule of seven weeks preceding the show.
Roots & Shoots - This organization, founded by the Jane Goodall Institute, encourages young people to participate in service projects which help people, animals, and the environment. Ages: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Songfest - Students participate in a school-wide song and dance presentation for fellow students and families in the Monsignor Ernest Graham Parish Center gymnasium. Ages: Kindergarten through 8th Grade
TeamMates - TeamMates is a mentoring program that provides trained volunteer mentors from within our community. The goal of the program is to provide support and encouragement to our students. It gives the student hope, purpose, and vision. The mentors meet with their mentee one hour per week during the school day. Ages: 3rd – 8th Grade
St. Cecilia held its first quarter student assembly on Oct. 31st. Mrs. Pick handed out certificates for Perfect Attendance and the Spirit of St. Cecilia Award to students. The Spirit of St. Cecilia Award is given to students who exhibit the following attributes: works hard in the classroom, is a great role model to their peers, helps others in need, and exemplifies what it means to wear the St. Cecilia uniform. After the award ceremony, the Student Council organized a game of “Human Hungry Hungry Hippos” and it was a crowd favorite.
Athletics At St. Cecilia's
Athletics are an integral part of a child's education. Participation, fun, teamwork, and competition are important. However, the primary goal of St. Cecilia Cathedral School is academics. Questions about the athletic program can be directed to the Athletic Director, Shaina McBride, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball - Participation is through the Parochial Athletic League (PAL) with team sizes varying depending upon the number of players. Ages: 3rd through 8th Grade, Boys & Girls
Grades 1-8 -Organized as the Cathedral Soccer Club, the Club is part of the Catholic Youth Soccer League (CYSL). Ages: Grades 1-8 Boys & Girls
Micro Soccer Grades PreK - K - A parish intramural soccer league. Ages: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Track & Field - Participation is through the Parochial Athletic League (PAL), with team sizes varying depending upon the number of participants. Ages: 6th through 8th Grade, Boys & Girls
Volleyball - Participation is through the Parochial Athletic League (PAL), with team sizes varying depending upon the number of players. Ages: 5th through 8th Grade Girls