Academics

  

St John School seeks to have students become active learners by questioning and developing methods of inquiry while also having a strong foundation in content.”

The methods of instruction from Preschool to fifth grade encourage students to think critically, to express themselves creatively, and to relish in discovering God’s world around them. The objective is to create life-long learners who are prepared to adapt to the rapid changes which the workplace of the twenty-first century presents. The teachers continually assess and review the curriculum and create new approaches to implement this objective.

The St. John program places emphasis on several areas: developing critical thinking skills, using problem solving strategies, incorporating cooperative learning, integrating curriculum, applying learning to everyday experiences and using multiple performance assessment tools. The belief is that through these educational techniques students grow intellectually as well as personally. Their enthusiasm for learning and the self confidence gained from this approach remains with the students throughout their academic years and into adulthood.