Parents in Pinellas County who are looking for an excellent education for their children should consider the many benefits that St. Cecelia Catholic School can offer. In fact, St. Cecelia is the only private school in the county to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program for Pre-K3 through 8th grade. Learn why the IB program is such an effective development tool, and why you should consider enrolling your child at St. Cecelia Catholic School.
IB is guided by multi-disciplinary themes of global significance. The curriculum is designed to deepen students’ learning through conceptual understandings and the development of a broad range of skills and knowledge. The IB curriculum is so effective because it is consistently updated to increase engagement, relevance, and significance for learners.
Instead of rote memorization, students are taught to ‘own’ their learning. Personal development and active participation are crucial components to success in education — and IB is designed to foster those traits in students. Students will be encouraged to think for themselves as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.
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Private schools have the freedom to teach students how to learn instead of just how to test. In many public schools, poor test scores can result in less money for the schools, unfavorable teacher reviews, and more. Private schools aren’t subject to the same strict requirements. That doesn’t mean St. Cecelia isn’t accountable; we are accountable for the progress of each and every student. Our instructors truly invest in the development of our students. Smaller classrooms and teacher-guided learning can help children learn how to approach learning in a way that works best for them.
Public schools are required to keep religion out of their classrooms. St. Cecelia understands the role that faith has in all of our lives and helps to promote spiritual development in our students. We believe that one of the failings of public education is the inability to discuss matters of the spirit with students.
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Looking for a program that will give your child the best education possible? Contact St. Cecelia Catholic School today. Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss all the details you need to know regarding admission, VPK financial aid, and to read information about our IB program. You can call St. Cecelia today at 727-461-1200.
St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education to children in PreK-3 through 8th grade.
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