Letter from School Leadership
“The school considers human knowledge as a truth to be discovered. In the measure in which subjects are taught by someone who knowingly and without restraint seeks the truth, they are to that extent Christian. Discovery and awareness of truth leads man to the discovery of Truth itself.”
(The Catholic School #41)
“Unwavering commitment to truth is at home in an authentically Catholic school.”
(The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools)
St. John School (SJS) continues this noble calling as we look ahead to the holidays and close of 2022, and the beginning of a new year soon enough. Recently STEM Cognia certified and voted the #1 private school in the county, we yet consider being a Catholic school the ultimate mission and honor. Per the NCEA’s guidance, we are a STREAMS school (Science-Technology-Religion Engineering-Art-Mathematics-Social Studies), and our teachers lead the way for our students as we continue to rebuild after the pandemic. Though we live in a highly-technological society–communication technology permeating our professional lives, academic lives, personal lives, religious lives, etc.–there is still the need for virtue and character development. Given the incredible power of the tools of the digital age, one might venture to say that virtue education is more necessary now than ever.
This is what we strive for: the development of virtuous men and women who will shape society for the better, because like our patron St. John, we have discovered what multitudes have learned over the past two millennia: stay close to Jesus, and Good will bud forth:
“Abide in Me [Jesus], and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
(John 15:4,5 ESV)
Last year we celebrated the Year of the Eucharist, and this year we celebrate One Body in Christ. Our SJS community continues to grow and mature in order to bless our surrounding community of which we are so grateful to be a part. Our academic program continues to build upon data-driven instruction (MAP Growth, Fountas & Pinnell, Brigance, etc.). Our Faith Formation stands upon weekly Adoration, Confession, Holy Mass, and our school culture moves on service and character education. From these workings under the direction of our incredible faculty and supportive pastoral staff, our mission to make Disciples comes alive and into being.
We welcome you to SJS, where we daily are molded to Be Our Best!
Mr. Jesse Read