Why St. John
Belonging is believing.
St. John Catholic School exists to educate young men and women in the Catholic Christian faith who will enrich the community through their actions to Love others, Grow in faith, Learn about the world, and Believe in God's plan for salvation.
Teachers go the extra mile to ensure no slower student is left behind and no advanced student goes unchallenged.
Scholastically challenged and advanced students are encouraged and guided to blossom into the best they can be. Class sizes are small with an average student-teacher ratio of 14:1.
Students in grades 2-8 are assessed three times a year using the NWEA MAP Testing. NWEA MAP Growth is the most trusted and innovative assessment for measuring achievement and growth in K-12 math, reading, language usage, and science that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency - and provide insights to help tailor instruction.
Pre-K to 8th grade family environment encourages older students to interact with younger students.
7th and 8th grade students purposely and regularly spend time with the Pre-K and Kindergarten students. The middle school actively participates in activities with the younger grades. The older students model kindness, and both the older and younger students benefit.
Students are exposed to and learn more advanced computer applications than their public school counterparts.
Science, Math, Technology, and Language Skills are valued and graduates are prepared to move seamlessly into high school.
Students of all faiths welcome.
Christ is an integral part of school life as students are taught in the Catholic religion. Children learn about Jesus and can grow in a personal relationship with Him.
Benefits include: Learning to be reverent. Learning the value of symbolism, and recognizing its use. Learning to be confident in proclaiming His word and recognizing kindness and love for others. Learning to represent their class by serving and speaking in front of a group. Spending a quiet hour in the chapel or the celebrating Student Mass on Fridays separates students from the excessive stimulation of our modern world, and teaches them how to indulge in the gift of quiet. These are tangible benefits from Catholic religious education.