Saint John School provides a challenging, comprehensive, and relevant curriculum for each student. Our curriculum is driven by our School wide Learning Expectations to be a Christ-centered person, responsible citizen, and an active, life-long learner. Lessons are designed to meet both the California and San Diego Diocesan Standards.
Subject areas for grades kindergarten through eighth grade include: religion, language arts, math, social studies, and science. Additionally, students receive instruction and participate in computer science, music, art, drama, physical education, and Spanish. Additionally, middle school students participate in STEM, Journalism and Faith in Action classes.
Faith in Action is a one-trimester middle school course that supplements Saint John School’s religion curriculum. It aims to empower students to live out their Christian faith through organizing hands-on service projects and to develop into stronger, more compassionate Catholic leaders in the process. The course has a three-year cycle, focusing on the themes of the Works of Mercy, the Beatitudes, and the seven pillars of Catholic Social Teaching. Students learn the theological foundation of the Christian call to mission through direct instruction, speakers, videos, and – whenever possible– field trips. Students become more aware of the world’s needs and lead the school in trying to address them, not only helping to get younger grades involved but also with parish outreach projects as well.