St. John the Evangelist offers a comprehensive curriculum to students throughout their elementary years. SJE follows the Indiana Academic Standards to ensure that our students are well-rounded 21st Century Learners. We have state of the art technology and students have access to a computer lab, mobile iPad carts, and Promethean Boards and tables in the classrooms. Students attend weekly Mass and adoration and engage in a religion curriculum that prepares them for Sacraments, focuses on Catechism, introduces them to Scripture, and helps them to develop a personal relationship with Christ. Ongoing assessment in Reading, Math, and Language helps all of our teachers to target instruction to match the needs of our students. Students also receive weekly instruction in science, social studies, music, Spanish, computers and physical education. Small class sizes with excellent adult/student ratios allow personalized attention and learning in all classrooms. With a focus on academic and spiritual growth, we provide our students with opportunities to explore the world and learn through problem solving and cooperative learning both inside the classroom and out in the community.
Middle School Academics
St. John the Evangelist Middle School students engage in a wide variety of experiences to help prepare them for high school. Our middle school is departmentalized for our 6th - 8th graders and offers honors classes in math and science, as well as specials including Spanish, Physical Education, Music and Computer Science. Students are hands-on with technology, including 1:1 iPads, Promethean boards in all of the classrooms, and a state-of-the-art computer lab. They utilize devices to access their curriculum, take notes, collaborate on and turn in assignments, and research relevant topics for class. Curriculum is tied to the Indiana Academic Standards and teachers focus on helping students engage in problem solving, cooperative and hands-on learning to prepare them for real-world experiences.
Cross-curricular projects, such as the Science Fair where students complete a project using the scientific method, write a research paper, and present their project to their peers and judges from the St. John community, allow them to make connections in their learning. Students attend daily religion class as well as weekly adoration and Mass, they engage in meaningful discussions around the Catholic teachings and read and reflect on scripture daily in order to deepen their relationships with Christ. Students engage in academic competitions in the areas of math, writing, spelling, and geography. They are also involved in service projects throughout the year through Student Council and planned field trips, such as a yearly trip to Feed My Starving Children in Aurora, IL. New this year is an opportunity to be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society where students are recognized for their achievements in academics and service.