St. Cecilia Academy radiates faith. As a Catholic school, strong academics and robust extracurriculars are just part of who we are. Ultimately, we are united around our common faith in the God who created us with infinite dignity and who seeks our friendship. Faith is God’s work in us, and through it He reveals the great plans He has for our lives. Our mission at St. Cecilia is to help students realize how much Jesus loves them and desires a deep and abiding friendship with them. This relationship is the secret to lasting joy and the steady anchor amid life’s challenges and trials.
All students take religion classes which, in the spirit of St. Thomas Aquinas and our Dominican tradition, are grounded in Scripture and offer solid doctrinal formation while also encouraging growth in prayer and the life of virtue. Emphasis is given to the harmonious interplay between faith and reason, which together are like two wings leading the human person to God, and teachers encourage students to grapple with life’s essential questions in the pursuit of truth and in making faith one’s own.
Faith at St. Cecilia permeates all aspects of life. In fact, many opportunities are offered for our students to integrate faith and life, whether through involvement in Sodality, SCA’s youth group and the school’s oldest club, service work and mission trips, retreat opportunities, or moments of prayer in small groups or in the quiet of the school’s chapel. St. Cecilia Academy and Overbrook School share a campus chaplain who attends to the sacramental life of the students by offering regular Mass and Confession.