St. Monica Graduates Learn How to Learn

Mr. Klein’s Graduation Speech 2020 Mr. Klein studies literature, philosophy, and poetry with middle schoolers. He loves Socratic seminars, awkward silences, coffee, and cats. To educate our students properly, we must help them develop the virtues. What is our goal, as teachers? What are we hoping to accomplish? There are different ways to answer this. … Continue Reading »

New! High School Class Offerings

St. Monica Catholic Academy Pilot High School Class Offering for 2020-2021 St. Monica Catholic School will be launching our St. Monica Academy High School pilot program serving students in the 9th-11th grades for the 2020-21 school year. Our course offering will be available individually or a core curriculum of 6 transferable high school course credits. … Continue Reading »

Science Fair 2020

Mr. Okimoto, our Middle School Science Specialist, invites you to visit the Middle School Online Science Fair 2020! This year we will be showcasing each student’s Science Fair project with their very own web page! https://sciencefair.stmonicasea.org/ Please feel free to search or peruse the 29 different projects across four different grade levels. The students have … Continue Reading »

Second Grade

Second Grade is learning a new skill this year: Growth Mindset. “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” – Carol … Continue Reading »

First Grade

Hello from First Grade! We are so excited to be entering into a school year filled with learning, exploration and fun! First Grade has 17 blessings from God this year! There are 11 boys and 6 girls in our class! The students have loved learning about the Bible and how Matthew, Mark, Luke and John … Continue Reading »

Kindergarten Update

We’re off to a great start for the 2019-20 school year! “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” Saint John Paul the Great       Kindergarten at St. Monica My name is Sarah Moffat, and I am excited to be the new Kindergarten teacher here at St. Monica Catholic School this school year. I have … Continue Reading »

Middle School Electives

Check out the incredible elective courses our Middle School students get to choose from each trimester. Course Name  Description  Studio Art  This course is for students with high motivation in further developing individual interest and skills in various forms of artistic expression. Students will investigate contextual perspectives of visual communication and visual culture while developing their … Continue Reading »

Latin coming to St. Monica this Fall!

Welcome April Bauer the new St. Monica Catholic School Latin teacher. Mrs. Bauer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin and Classical Studies from the University of Washington.  Following her undergraduate degree, she attended Middlebury College Italian Language Immersion program and continued Post-Baccalaureate Classics studies at Duke University before receiving her Master of Arts … Continue Reading »

The Slingerland Method

The Slingerland Method: Improving Literacy at St. Monica This past summer, St. Monica’s kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers, along with our reading specialist, became 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, but many general education … Continue Reading »