Kindness Rules in 5th Grade!

Saint John School 5th grade students have been discovering the power kindness.  They have been enthralled with reading the book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  The book tells the story of a boy with facial differences caused by a rare genetic condition who enters 5th grade after being home schooled. It deals with the community as… Read more »

7th grade retreat at Mission San Luis Rey

Seventh grade students recently embarked on their annual retreat to the Mission San Luis Rey. Under the direction of the seventh grade teachers and the parish youth minister, students used the time to grow in their faith, better understand our Catholic heritage, and forge lasting bonds as a class. The day was filled with prayer,… Read more »

5th Graders “Walk Through” the American Revolution

Fifth grade students enjoyed learning about our nation’s beginnings in a fun, dynamic way.  Through the use of games, music, and storytelling, history came alive! Students explored the famous events, historical figures, and relevant vocabulary pertaining to the American Revolution. Through dramatic activities, students “became” famous men and women in our nation’s history. Flags, maps,… Read more »

Principal’s Message for October 25th

Dear Parents, We have finished up the initial phase of this year’s Annual Fund. The results are nothing short of spectacular. A record number of families participated and donated a record amount of funds. The participation rate was 85.5% which is outstanding. Families contributed $166,855 with another $14,900 in matching funds for a total of… Read more »

Saint John School Learning Support Program in Southern Cross

Check out this month’s issue of the Southern Cross.  All are Welcome” describes the Diocese of San Diego Learning Support Steering Committee and its efforts to support the growing trend toward inclusive education in Catholic schools.  Saint John School’s Learning Support Program was included in the article as an example of how the diocesan Catholic… Read more »

Homework Update

One of the many areas of current interest in education is the effectiveness of homework. The type and quantity of homework is the subject of much debate these days. Our staff has also been reflecting on this topic and several of our recent staff meetings have been devoted to discussing this at length. We have… Read more »

Saint John School supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  This year, Saint John School students chose to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  The charity’s mission is “to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for… Read more »

Saint John School Enhancements

We made several new enhancements to Saint John School over the summer.  Our students are loving the 2 new water bottle filling stations!  The units eliminate microbiological contamination, oxygenate the water, and deliver fresh and cool water that students enjoy. By using refillable water bottles, we are being good stewards of God’s creation by reducing… Read more »

Saint John School Voted Best Private School

Saint John School was recently voted Best Private School by the readers of Ranch & Coast magazine in their August “Best of 2017” issue.  We are honored to receive the recognition.  As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we would like to thank our entire community for supporting Saint John School and for making it a great place to learn… Read more »