Philosophy & Expectations

Philosophy & Expectations

Philosophy

Saint John the Baptist Elementary's philosophy is to provide a well-rounded program by addressing the spiritual, academic, social, psychological, aesthetic and physical development of each child.

  • We call our community – faculty, staff, parents and students – to model the ways and teaching of Jesus
    Christ.
  • We collaborate with parents, the primary educators of their children, to develop the potential of each
    student.
  • We educate students in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • We provide an education that includes high expectations, academic rigor and discipline to promote
  • life-long learning.
  • We believe that each student is unique, and provide a variety of strategies for learning.
  • We prepare and inspire our students to use their time, talent and treasure to serve others.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

Students at Saint John the Baptist Elementary are:

CHRISTIANS who:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Catholic teachings.
  • Grow in their faith.
  • Serve others.

LEARNERS who:

  • Demonstrate growth in academic skills.
  • Display critical thinking skills.
  • Use technology as a learning tool.

COMMUNICATORS who:

  • Listen actively.
  • Express written and verbal thoughts effectively.
  • Work cooperatively.

CITIZENS who:

  • Show respect for self, others and the environment.
  • Take responsibility for own actions.
  • Use virtues in daily life.