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St. James Cathedral Parish is a contributing member of the Rainbow Schools Coalition, a program whereby several parishes without schools contribute to the support of the five Catholic Elementary Schools in the central area of the city. Our participation not only makes it possible for Catholic education to continue in this area, it also allows children from our parish to attend one of the schools at parishioner tuition rates.

The Cathedral parish contributes some $350,000 annually to the Rainbow Schools. Approximately 60 of our children are presently enrolled in one or another of these fine schools. Last year, fifteen of these children received financial assistance from the Cathedral's scholarship program.

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Since its founding in 1911, ST. EDWARD PARISH SCHOOL has been a beacon of hope for indigenous and immigrant families in our community. Our student body reflects the diversity of the larger community of the Puget Sound region, bringing together a richness unequaled in single ethnic communities. St. Edward School is located at 4212 S. Mead Street in Seattle's Columbia City district.  Contact www.stedwardseattle.org, 206-725-1774

ST. GEORGE PARISH SCHOOL is a Catholic school for students in pre-school through eighth grade, and since 1921 St. George has been providing excellent education to families in and around the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.  The first teachers at Saint George were the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1978, a primarily lay faculty and staff have operated the school, overseen by the pastor of St. George Parish. Saint George Parish shares a pastor, personnel, some fundraising events and other resources with St. Edward's and St. Paul's. St. George has more than 240 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the Beacon Hill neighborhood.  Contact www.saintgeorgeseattle.org, 206-762-0656

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL is a Catholic school located on Capitol Hill in the heart of Seattle. The Jesuit priests and the sisters of Holy Names founded St. Joseph School in 1908. The school is one of the largest Catholic schools in the Pacific Northwest. There are 624 students in grades kindergarten through eight. Approximately 76% of the children are Catholic. The school has a 19% minority population.  Contact www.stjosephsea.org, 206-329-3260

Founded in 1954, ST. PAUL SCHOOL is a Catholic elementary and middle school located at 10001 57th Avenue South in Seattle. The staff and student body of more than 200 students reflect the rich racial, ethnic, socio-economic and religious diversity of the Skyway neighborhood where the school is situated.  Contact 206-725-0780  www.seattlestpaul.org

Founded in 1927, ST. THERESE SCHOOL is a Catholic elementary and middle school located in the heart of Seattle's Madrona community. The staff and student body of more than 220 students reflect the rich racial, ethnic, socio-economic and religious diversity of the community in which the school resides.  Contact http://stthereseseattle.org, 206-324-0460

HOLY FAMILY BILINGUAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL was founded in 1927 and since has been dedicated to excellence in Education. From Preschool through 8th grade, we provide a quality education and uphold the values of the Catholic faith, preparing our children for high school and beyond. http://hfseattle.weebly.com/   206-767-6640.

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SIMPERMAN SCHOLAR HIGH SCHOOLS

Thanks to a generous donor, the Cathedral is able to provide financial aid to Cathedral parishioners attending Bishop Blanchet High School, Kennedy Catholic High School, O'Dea High School, or Holy Names Academy. For information, contact Theresa Van De Ven, 206-219-5822.

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The Cathedral Scholarship Fund

St. James Cathedral Parish has established a scholarship fund to assist families in meeting the financial obligation involved in sending their elementary school age children to any one of the Rainbow Schools.

Scholarships are awarded annually to parish families who demonstrate financial need and meet the following requirements:

  • They are registered at St. James Cathedral parish
  • They have a Sacrificial Giving pledge card on file, whether they are able to make a monetary pledge or not
  • They are active in the parish as demonstrated by their investment of time, talent, and treasure in the parish

Applications should be submitted in March. Payments are made directly to the participating school.

One recipient of a Cathedral scholarship wrote: "Throughout my life, my parents have stressed the importance of a good Catholic education. Despite the financial difficulties and the sacrifices they had to make, they have sent my five siblings and me to a Catholic school. I am very thankful to St. James and the benefactors of the Scholarship Program for their generosity and support of Catholic education."

For information, contact Theresa Van De Ven, 206-219-5822.
 

 

 

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