St. Cyril Experience

St. Cyril is centered on Developing
the Whole Child

Our faculty and staff provide a foundation of essential lessons to prepare and inspire the WHOLE CHILD.

Academics, faith, morals, kindness, grit social, spiritual, and emotional development.

At St. Cyril, we pride ourselves on offering the best complete education to cultivate the whole person. We believe students must be prepared in all aspects to achieve a full life. Our faculty and student body includes broad racial, minority and ethnic diversity. We are proud we offer more than just academics; we offer an educational experience.

At St. Cyril, our department structure provides students several benefits including teaching expertise, cross curriculum, a variety of environments and timely independence.

  • Teachers can specialize teaching with expertise for one subject while incorporating project based.
  • For example, in our 5th/6th grade joint department, there is one wonderful math teacher who gets to focus all her efforts on delivering instruction and tracking student growth.
  • Students are allowed independence to get a much-needed fresh air break between classes and teachers.
  • Students respond to different classroom environments while teachers still coordinate to provide cross curriculum.
  • Student responsibilities are structured per subject for building organizational skills.

Subject Specific Teaching

Traditions 

  • All school Christmas Program/Las Posadas
  • School-wide Halloween parade
  • Library to foster a love of reading
  • Cursive Writing without tears
  • Buddy Program for Jr. High/Primary students and Advanced Intermediate/Kinders
  • Fall Block Party
  • Primary events: Bowling with Dudes and Moms Day Tea
  • Camp Cooper – an all-day delight of astronomy, activities and camp life.
  • San Diego Maritime Overnight Adventure
  • 8th Grade Spiritual Retreat
    • 5 days in Northern Arizona (Page and Grand Canyon areas)
    • fire pit reconciliation and Mass over the Grand Canyon
    • Antelope Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Lee’s Ferry, South Kaibab, and Slide Rock

Enrichment Classes are offered for grades 5-8.

  • Class selection changes yearly
  • 2 or 3 classes chosen per trimester
  • Examples
  • Spanish (level 1, 2 or 3),
  • Music Experience,
  • Beginning Band,
  • Advanced Band,
  • Art
  • Typing
  • Auto
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Science in Action
  • Service to Others
  • Speech and Debate
  • Hands On Math
  • Film
  • Theater

Enrichment Classes

Academic Kindergarten

St. Cyril reinforces the importance of early learning and the capabilities of young children. Research suggests kinder is the perfect time for reading introductions. Our new students will excel in academics but a strong focus remains in developing skills such as self-reliance, problem solving, and creativity. Our teachers provide a nurturing environment where our youngest students receive a strong balance in both aspects of developing the whole child.

Average ratio in each class Kindergarten to Jr. High is 15:1

Every department has a teacher’s aide that results in many benefits:

  • Greater hands on approach in the classroom
  • Small group activities
  • One on one instruction
  • Greater safety
  • Grading assistance

Student-Teacher Ratio

Technology

The digital students of the 21st century enjoy and need technology incorporated into their learning environments.

  • Chromebook for all students grades 5-8
  • SmartBoard and an LCD projector in every classroom
  • Document camera for strong teacher student information transfer
  • Still and video cameras for student creativity

IPads for mobile powerful teaching applications

Parents are the primary educator in their student’s life; therefore, we value and partner with parents in the school experience.

  • PALS Board (P.A.L.S. = People Active in Learning Situations).
  • Each family is requested to fulfill a volunteer position in the school.
  • Examples of PALing positions
  • Classroom assistance
  • Lunch Service
  • Event organization
  • Weekend campus support
  • Many, many more opportunities

“The parental community here at St. Cyril is unmatched at any other school.” (Parental Feedback)

Parental Involvement

Subject Specific Teaching

At St. Cyril, our department structure provides students several benefits including teaching expertise, cross curriculum, a variety of environments and timely independence.

  • Teachers can specialize teaching with expertise for one subject while incorporating project based.
  • For example, in our 5th/6th grade joint department, there is one wonderful math teacher who gets to focus all her efforts on delivering instruction and tracking student growth.
  • Students are allowed independence to get a much-needed fresh air break between classes and teachers.
  • Students respond to different classroom environments while teachers still coordinate to provide cross curriculum.
  • Student responsibilities are structured per subject for building organizational skills.

Traditions 

  • All school Christmas Program/Las Posadas
  • School-wide Halloween parade
  • Library to foster a love of reading
  • Cursive Writing without tears
  • Buddy Program for Jr. High/Primary students and Advanced Intermediate/Kinders
  • Fall Block Party
  • Primary events: Bowling with Dudes and Moms Day Tea
  • Camp Cooper – an all-day delight of astronomy, activities and camp life.
  • San Diego Maritime Overnight Adventure
  • 8th Grade Spiritual Retreat
    • 5 days in Northern Arizona (Page and Grand Canyon areas)
    • fire pit reconciliation and Mass over the Grand Canyon
    • Antelope Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Lee’s Ferry, South Kaibab, and Slide Rock

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes are offered for grades 5-8.

  • Class selection changes yearly
  • 2 or 3 classes chosen per trimester
  • Examples
  • Spanish (level 1, 2 or 3),
  • Music Experience,
  • Beginning Band,
  • Advanced Band,
  • Art
  • Typing
  • Auto
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Science in Action
  • Service to Others
  • Speech and Debate
  • Hands On Math
  • Film
  • Theater

Academic Kindergarten

St. Cyril reinforces the importance of early learning and the capabilities of young children. Research suggests kinder is the perfect time for reading introductions. Our new students will excel in academics but a strong focus remains in developing skills such as self-reliance, problem solving, and creativity. Our teachers provide a nurturing environment where our youngest students receive a strong balance in both aspects of developing the whole child.

Student-Teacher Ratio

Average ratio in each class Kindergarten to Jr. High is 15:1

Every department has a teacher’s aide that results in many benefits:

  • Greater hands on approach in the classroom
  • Small group activities
  • One on one instruction
  • Greater safety
  • Grading assistance

Technology

The digital students of the 21st century enjoy and need technology incorporated into their learning environments.

  • Chromebook for all students grades 5-8
  • SmartBoard and an LCD projector in every classroom
  • Document camera for strong teacher student information transfer
  • Still and video cameras for student creativity

IPads for mobile powerful teaching applications

Parental Involvement

Parents are the primary educator in their student’s life; therefore, we value and partner with parents in the school experience.

  • PALS Board (P.A.L.S. = People Active in Learning Situations).
  • Each family is requested to fulfill a volunteer position in the school.
  • Examples of PALing positions
  • Classroom assistance
  • Lunch Service
  • Event organization
  • Weekend campus support
  • Many, many more opportunities

“The parental community here at St. Cyril is unmatched at any other school.” (Parental Feedback)