Curriculum

Areas of the curriculum are reviewed and evaluated on a seven-year cycle. Input from all stakeholders is encouraged and appreciated. Each curriculum area has its specific philosophy and goals. Anyone interested may review these at any time.

Kindergarten

St. John’s Kindergarten is an all day, everyday program. Our curriculum provides developmentally appropriate activities in a supportive, Christian atmosphere. We build on the learning that takes place in your home and we help your child to become an eager, independent, life-long learner. Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to special events throughout the year, including the Christmas Program, Baptismal Masses, and Spring Music Program, as well as any field trips we take.

Kindergarten Round Up, a day set aside for new kindergartners for the following school year, is held in spring. At this time the new kindergartners and their parents are invited to meet the kindergarten teacher and principal, be introduced to the curriculum and to visit the school. Registration is also held at this meeting. Other parents interested in sending their child to St. John’s Kindergarten may call the office.

St. John’s School Before and After School Program – Saints Squad

In order to support families in their childcare needs St. John’s has before school and after school care available.

What does Saints Squad have to offer your family? This program will meet the social, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of Preschool-6th grade children.

Before school care opens at 7:00 am. Students are brought to their regular classrooms at 7:45. After school care runs from the end of our school day until 5:45pm.

Please see the Saints Squad Handbook for more information.

Enrichment Programs

Spanish

St. John the Baptist Catholic School will provides Spanish classes taught by a Spanish Specialist teacher. Our goal for students explore Spanish culture make progress toward language acquisition.

Library

Each student spends 30 minutes with his/her class in the library per week. Grades K, 1, 2, and 3 also have story time during this period.

Music

Students in preschool through grade 6 participate in weekly music classes. Our goal is to develop young singing voices, learn music skills, music appreciation, and to share of our own musical gifts. Students use what they have learned to be active choir members for school masses, lead the Christmas Program, and shine at our Spring Concert.

Art

Each class is instructed in the appreciation and various techniques of visual arts. Students’ projects are regularly on display throughout the school. During our Spring Concert week, guests enjoy a special display of student art from throughout the school year.

Technology

Technology is integrated into our regular curriculum. Our fifth and sixth grade students are given a Chromebook to use at home and at school for lessons and enrichment. Third and fourth grade students have 1:1 access to Chromebooks at school, and our kindergarten and first grade classrooms share a set of iPads for use with our SuperKids Reading Curriculum.

Challenge Programs

Challenge Programs are set up periodically for varying grade levels depending on the project These programs are designed for students with interests in certain areas. The student as an individual accepts the challenges. All areas of the curriculum are taken into consideration so that each child will have an opportunity to complete a challenge in his/her strength. The programs for the year will be identified and communicated to the students throughout the year. Challenges have included Physical Education, Run Club, Christmas decorations, Dancerize, Mother’s Day/Father’s Day projects, origami and Bunco.

Extra Curricular

Service Projects

Led by the Disciples for Christ group, three times per year students meet in multi-age groups and discuss important Christian values and work on a related service project. This enables the students, as part of the Christian community to “Make a Difference!”

 

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