Walk to Math with Saxon Math

Walk to Math Our schedule is set to simultaneously have math class first period in the whole school, allowing students to attend the math class at their instructional level.  A few students from each class “walk” up to the next level math class to meet their individual needs and provide an appropriate academic challenge. Using … Continue Reading »

High School Courses- Now Enrolling

We are so happy that you are considering joining the Crusader family! The opportunity to apply is now open! St. Monica Academy provides a core curriculum of transferable high school courses with a classical pedagogy and a traditional liberal arts curriculum. At SMA, parents will find a school that helps prepare their children to model … Continue Reading »

The Slingerland Method

The Slingerland Method: Improving Literacy at St. Monica St. Monica’s PreK through Fourth Grade teachers and our reading specialists are certified in the Slingerland Approach for teaching literacy. The Slingerland Approach was originally designed to help students with dyslexia and other spelling, reading, writing, and speaking challenges. Still, many general education teachers have found it … Continue Reading »

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

We are looking forward to year three of our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program at St. Monica Catholic School for the 2021/2022 school year. CGS is a Roman Catholic religious formation for children ages 3 to 12.  CGS is based on the Bible and the Catholic Church’s liturgy; the principles of Montessori education … Continue Reading »

Fitness Challenge

Parent Club is hosting a Spring Fitness Challenge, April 14 – May 14! Join us for this fun challenge! Get out and walk, run or join these excellent online workouts! Thursdays Time:  3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Bodyweight Boot Camp (30 min) *Bodyweight exercises combined with cardio and strength training.  We will do a new … Continue Reading »

Music Spotlight

The music program is off to a great start in the 2020-2021 school year with new ukuleles and tubano drums! Students from Pre-K to 8th grade experience singing and movement activities that strengthen pitch, rhythm, and music theory knowledge in music class. In December, all students were introduced to both sacred and secular Christmas music … Continue Reading »

Altar Serving

Become part of the St. Monica Parish and School Altar Server Ministry! Who may join: Any student who has received their 1st Holy Communion and is in the 4th – 8th grade may become an altar server at St. Monica. Serving opportunities: During the school year, this ministry schedules altar servers for: Friday Masses and … Continue Reading »

Welcome from the Principal

On behalf of the faculty, staff, parents, and students, welcome to St. Monica Catholic School. We invite you to experience the uniqueness of a Catholic Classical Liberal Arts Education for students in preschool-grade 8. St. Monica School is located on Mercer Island, minutes from I-90, between Seattle and Bellevue. In union with parents and guardians … Continue Reading »

Art Spotlight

This week, grades K-2 made Christmas-themed artwork to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. The kindergarteners made a Christmas tree ornament with clay and paint. The 1st graders designed Christmas balls using shapes and colors. The 2nd graders made Paper Roll Snowmen that are being displayed outside the art room. The 3rd graders just completed their … Continue Reading »