St. John the Baptist teachers are focused on teaching the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually, artistically, and physically. The 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. Within the structure of every school day, our teachers strive to meet the needs of each student, while challenging all students to fulfill their academic potential.
The core curriculum – language arts, math, science, social studies and a deep understanding of our Catholic faith – is the backbone of our academic programs. In addition to the standard course of study, all students receive regular instruction in music, art, computer technology, library media skills, and physical education. These courses allow students to broaden their academic exposure, explore particular interests, and challenge their special talents.
In a partnership with Plattsmouth Public Schools, St. John’s is able to provide educational services for students with special needs.