Educating the Whole Student
At St. John the Baptist Catholic School, we are focused on educating the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually, artistically, and physically. Our educational philosophy is designed to prepare students to succeed in any rigorous high school academic program by providing a firm foundation in knowledge and skills, encouraging a wide variety of intellectual exposure, providing practice and knowledge of good study habits and inspiring creativity and critical analysis in each child.
Values, Faith and Service
-Prepare students to encounter Jesus Christ and bring Catholic teachings into their lives and the lives of those around them.
-Reinforce faith and values taught at home by continuing their practice every day in school and co-curricular activities.
-Strive to foster student’s lifelong commitment of Christ-centered service to others.
-Teach knowledge and skills that enable students to function well as citizens in a changing technological and multicultural society.
-Use a whole-child approach fostering intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development.
-Employ a curriculum based on national, state, and diocesan standards.
-Find that a majority of their students consistently score above average on standardized tests.
-Are equipped with computers, iPads, smart boards and other cutting edge hardware.
-Integrate the use of technology into the various subject areas.
-Provide instruction in the ethical and safe use of the internet and other technology.
A Nurturing & Safe Environment
-Teach respect and dignity of self and others.
Administer discipline in Christ-like manner.
-Offer an education that is personal; teachers know their students as individuals, their various learning styles, their strengths and limitations, and what motivates them.
-Cultivate an environment in which children can discuss and live a value-based life.
Invite and encourage families to be involved in the school.
-Catholic schools educate the whole child, emphasizing faith, academic achievement, self-discipline, and high moral standards.
A Good Investment
-96% of Catholic school graduates go on to further their education at some of the best colleges and universities in the country.
-Catholic education is one of the most important investments a parent can make to ensure the success of a child’s life in this world and for eternity.Many parents choose Catholic schools for their children because of superior academics. The longer a student stays in -Catholic schools, the greater is their achievement.
-Catholic school students are encouraged to question, to accept challenges, to make choices and to assume leadership roles.
-Students in Catholic schools experience a culture of service which carries over into their adult lives often benefiting local, national and even global communities.
-Catholic schools make a positive difference in the lives of their students. These schools are communities of hope which reflect God’s love and love of neighbor.
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