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 »

Trunk or Treat

5th Annual Trunk or Treat HOST: Parent Club & Trunk Decorators When: SUNDAY, October 24th, 4-6 PM Where: St. Monica Upper Lot What: Rain or Shine! St. Monica Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe way to celebrate Halloween. Participants of the event decorate their cars/trunks, and children walk from trunk to trunk to look … Continue Reading »

News from the Stacks

Progress in the Stacks September is almost at a close, and school classes are in full swing. The St. Monica school library is slowly coming back together after the summer’s successful remodeling of the downstairs wing. While the library space diminished to add three new classrooms and the Atrium, the books have not. I have … Continue Reading »

Hot Lunch Program

Dear Parents, We hope you have all been safe and healthy. Our lunch program will be starting September 7, 2021. Registration and ordering will begin on August 16, 2021. Every Saturday, you will receive an email about the lunch menu for the upcoming weekend and what will be served with each meal.  This also can … Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »