St. John’s keeps the student teacher ratio low to allow students to attain the attention and support they need to reach their highest learning potential. Teachers are easily able to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of their students.
Third to fifth grade classes practice departmentalized teaching. Teachers team teach by dividing core subjects. In fourth and fifth grade, students are placed in their “just right” math class. In math, students are divided into either their grade level mathematics curriculum or a math curriculum that is one grade level higher. This practice allows students to develop and enhance their math foundation.
Along with the academic rigor, St. John’s provides students with a diverse amount of extracurricular classes consisting of art, computer, modern language, physical education, and religion. Students attend two specialized classes daily and are given the choice of learning either Japanese or Spanish. In fourth grade, students are introduced to a musical instrument and play in the LS Beginners Orchestra. This exposure to musical arts and different languages builds a child’s schema, and contributes to fostering a diverse learner.