St. Cecilia students Maxwell Kluherz, Kennedy Averill, Bryan Young, Marci Rau and Olivia Dennis display a school project. Students at the Beaverton school earn strong test scores and enjoy a range of tech-based tools and enrichment programs. (Courtesy St. Cecilia School)
St. Cecilia students Maxwell Kluherz, Kennedy Averill, Bryan Young, Marci Rau and Olivia Dennis display a school project. Students at the Beaverton school earn strong test scores and enjoy a range of tech-based tools and enrichment programs. (Courtesy St. Cecilia School)
BEAVERTON — This year St. Cecilia School continues to offer opportunities for students, staff and parents to “learn, serve, lead and succeed” in many ways.

Academic excellence and achievement are alive and well at St. Cecilia, according to the school community. Standardized testing scores show that both math and reading percentiles are strong across grade levels and strides in student growth are significant. All of the core curriculum subjects reflect backward-design lesson and unit planning, ongoing professional development training, and both progressive and traditional methodologies and materials.

St. Cecilia embraces technology with tools like interactive Smart Boards in classrooms, iPads, Chromebooks, 3-D printing, Sphero robots and animation stations.

The eighth grade attended a fully funded weeklong Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Science Camp at Hancock Station in John Day, Oregon. Fourth-graders visited the state capitol in Salem to observe government in action and get a sense of history and the political system. A number of classes took field trips to the Beaverton Library, local fire station and Junior Achievement BizTown, as well as to Northwest Children’s Outreach.