Who We Are

MISSION / PHILOSOPHY

St. Catherine of Siena Parish School is a welcoming, Christ-centered community, rooted in the Catholic faith and inspired by Gospel values. As an extension of the parish and with Jesus as our model, we are dedicated to lifelong growth in faith, love, and learning.

 

We recognize that the care and education of the child begins with the family and that parents are the primary educators of their children. In partnership with parents, we work to promote our students’ achievement and spiritual growth. Together we are committed to developing responsible, ethical leaders who think critically, act justly, communicate effectively, and serve willingly.

VISION

We are committed to providing a faith-filled, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment for all our students. Through our rigorous academic programs, our students will gain the cognitive, technological, and social skills necessary to become ethical, innovative leaders who successfully navigate the complex challenges of today’s world.

History

Located in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Northeast Seattle, St. Catherine School opened in 1941, just months before the United States entered World War II. Despite the trauma of the times, St. Catherine School found a firm foothold among Catholic families in Seattle’s north end. Sisters of Providence staffed the school for thirty-five years.

Accreditation

In 2019, St. Catherine School was awarded a full six-year accreditation term by the Western Catholic Education Association.

Membership

  • National Catholic Education Association

  • Washington Federation of Independent Schools

  • Western Catholic Educational Association

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

We are active faith-filled persons who:

  • Understand & model the teachings of the Catholic Church

  • Pray daily with reverence

  • Participate in Mass regularly

  • Practice social justice & service to others

 

We are curious, engaged learners who:   

  • Ask questions & explore new learning opportunities

  • Develop effective & responsible study habits

  • Strive to do our best

  • Practice problem solving & critical thinking

  • Listen attentively and communicate ideas clearly

  • Collaborate and engage with others respectfully

We are conscientious & responsible citizens who:

  • Use technology effectively and responsibly

  • Resolve conflict thoughtfully

  • Show compassion & kindness to others

  • Care for the environment & God’s creation

  • Welcome others & include everyone

  • Engage in respectful dialogue to understand other viewpoints

  • Recognize, refuse, and report bullying