St. Cecilia Elementary School

Private | K-8


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Posted May 4, 2010

I love this school so much. Everything that I learned while attending Saint Cecilia has benefited me. While going to SC, I did not know how much they were teaching me in comparison to other grammar schools. I am in high school now and see how much more advanced SC was over so many of the other schools. I was more than prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 12, 2008

I found the tuition to be poor and had to place my child in a different school.The staff do not offer any help to students who are having problems keeping up with studies.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 31, 2008

This is a Catholic school with an excellent academis program and many extracucurricular activities, including a great music program.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 25, 2006

I attended this school and received a fine education, which allowed be to attend a top high school and continue my studies at UC Berkeley. I am now a parent at the school and the standard for excellence both in academics and personal accountability has not changed. The school has a fabulous academic program and also an (optional) integrated music program in piano, violin, guitar, and other instruments. As part of the in-class curriculum there is a music program for all the students as well. The school has a terrific after school sports program as well, in which a large part of the school participates. There are many clubs and extracurricular activities including drama and student government. Two areas in which the school doesn't excel are: foreign language - none are offered and computer studies. There are computers, but it is not a focus nor fully integrated with the curriculum.
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Posted July 27, 2005

I'm a parent at this school, and I think its an excellent education. I am of the firm opinion that St. Cecilia and St. Brendan's are the best in Catholic education in SF.
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Posted February 29, 2004

This is one of the best Catholic Schools in San Francisco. We belong to the church too.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 63%
Asian 25%
Hispanic 11%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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660 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 731-8400


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