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St. Cecilia Elementary School

St. Cecilia Elementary School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 5.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City

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Overview

St. Cecilia Elementary School says

Saint Cecilia School offers residents of the Ames area an opportunity for Catholic education. Students from preschool through grade five are given the opportunity to study, pray, and play in an atmosphere that nurtures Christian love and acceptance. Faculty, staff, parents, and parishioners unite to provide students with an excellent academic background that promotes each student's positive self image and develops each student's intellectual and social potential. All programs at the school are enhanced by parent, parish, and community volunteers. These friends of the school contribute greatly to the total program. Sharing faith and growing in the love of Jesus Christ and of one another are essential activities at Saint Cecilia School. Students prepare and participate in liturgies and join in prayerful classroom experiences. In addition to studying the Bible and celebrating special days of the liturgical calendar, students take on special projects, such as visiting residents in nursing homes and collecting food, toys, and clothing for special occasions and community needs. All students receive religious instruction in Catholic faith and values. Academic achievement is extremely important at Saint Cecilia School. Current textbooks, reference books, computers, and audio-visual equipment are used. Specialized teachers in art, music, physical education, guidance, computers, and library skills strengthen the curriculum. Parish policy states that no child wishing admittance will be turned away for financial reasons. Students from families registered as members of Saint Cecilia Parish are given priority admittance. If space allows, other area Catholic or non-Catholic students are welcomed. Buses transport students to and from school. Saint Cecilia School offers residents of the Ames area an opportunity for Catholic education. Students from preschool through grade five are given the opportunity to study, pray, and play in an atmosphere that nurtures Christian love and acceptance. Faculty, staff, parents, and parishioners unite to provide students with an excellent academic background that promotes each student's positive self image and develops each student's intellectual and social potential. All programs at the school are enhanced by parent, parish, and community volunteers. These friends of the school contribute greatly to the total program. Sharing faith and growing in the love of Jesus Christ and of one another are essential activities at Saint Cecilia School. Students prepare and participate in liturgies and join in prayerful classroom experiences. In addition to studying the Bible and celebrating special days of the liturgical calendar, students take on special projects, such as visiting residents in nursing homes and collecting food, toys, and clothing for special occasions and community needs. All students receive religious instruction in Catholic faith and values. Academic achievement is extremely important at Saint Cecilia School. Current textbooks, reference books, computers, and audio-visual equipment are used. Specialized teachers in art, music, physical education, guidance, computers, and library skills strengthen the curriculum. Parish policy states that no child wishing admittance will be turned away for financial reasons. Students from families registered as members of Saint Cecilia Parish are given priority admittance. If space allows, other area Catholic or non-Catholic students are welcomed. Buses transport students to and from school.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (515) 232-5290

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 293
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 44
Kindergarten 36
1 33
2 44
3 22
4 31
5 39
Ungraded 44

St. Cecilia Elementary School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Cecilia Elementary School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 19 : 1
Gender 34% Male / 66% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 75%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 2%

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