Catholic vs. Public School

Choosing the best school for your children is a complex process. Like most parents, you want to make sure that your children are set on the best path to success. Academics are often a big part of the decision-making process. And many public schools offer excellent academics. But what about the emotional, social, and spiritual …

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Benefits of K-8 Schools

When considering where to enroll your children for school, you will likely be faced with the decision of public vs. private schools. While each have their benefits, we’d like to highlight for you one of the key benefits of choosing a private Catholic school like Saint Cecelia. Saint Cecelia is a K-8 school, meaning students …

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How do Primary Year Programme (PYP) teachers get their students engaged?

How do teachers set the scene for exploration and inquiry? Do all children come to school curious? The answers to these questions motivate all teachers as they design their units of inquiry. The International Baccalaureate programme puts heavy emphasis on the gift of the human imagination, especially in our young children. Teachers open all units …

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IB Preschool at St. Cecelia School

When do children actually begin to understand the world in which they live? When do they begin to understand that asking questions and thinking about different ways to approach learning is a good thing? When do children begin to develop the skills and confidence to think on their own and then share their thinking with …

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Public vs. Private School: What is best for your family?

One of the most important issues for parents has always been making sure their children get the best education possible. Whether that means sending them to public or private school has long been the debate in living rooms and on playgrounds alike. Where we choose to send our kids to school is a loaded topic …

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Taking the Stress Out of the Back to School Transition

As summer winds down and the new school year approaches, it can be easy to get stressed out. Back to school preparation can be hectic and stressful with school supplies to purchase, schedules to coordinate, and getting back into home routines like school night bedtimes. Below are fourt tips to help you keep your cool during …

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Healthy Time Management Tips for the School Year

I’ve heard many people say they look forward to school starting so the family can get back into their routine. Does it ever feel like you are more organized and schedules go more smoothly in the beginning of the year? I often think that is because the summer gives us time to “reset.” Don’t you …

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Preparing Your Children For a Successful School Year

Summer is the time when parents and children eagerly await the beginning of a new school year. Parents want their children to be safe, happy, and successful. Children want to enjoy their friends and learning experiences. However, many parents have discovered that children’s success in school does not happen without intentional preparation, especially in the areas …

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Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

With summer comes a lot of excitement including warm weather, outdoor activities, and family vacations. But for parents, it can also come with worry over summer learning loss for your child. These concerns are not unfounded as studies show that on average students lose two months of reading skills and over two months of math …

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Why do we celebrate July 4th?

Using Books to Help Children Understand This Important National Holiday The Fourth of July is an exciting time of year. The celebration brings with it warm weather, parades, barbecues, and fireworks as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. It also provides a wonderful opportunity to share with your child about why we celebrate every July. …

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