Saint John Catholic School has an educational program that meets both the curriculum set by the Diocese of Charleston, affiliated with the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and the requirements of the South Carolina State Department of Education. Strong emphasis is placed on the core academic skills of reading, writing, language, math, science and social studies. Additionally, programs of religion, music, art, physical education, library science and computers are offered. In addition, we are, like all schools in the Diocese of Charleston, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Eighth-grade students who successfully complete the algebra course requirements are entitled to a high school credit.
Middle school home rooms are mixed age, some are single gender, and students take courses from all members of the middle school faculty.
As an extension of the religion curriculum, students participate in outreach projects and service opportunities within the school and local community.
Saint John has adopted the "Circle of Peace" program, with goals to educate, motivate and empower students and teachers to act against violence. The Pledge of Non-violence is a part of our belief system, policies and practices. Discrimination, in any form, is not tolerated. Upon accepting the Peace Pledge, students add their handprints to the Circle of Peace on the main school hallway wall.
We offer a very affordable Extended School Program (early drop off and late pick up) to accommodate working parents' schedules, as well as a Summer Day Camp when class is not in session during the summer months.
We are working within our local community to incorporate "Green" standards into our everyday lives at school, as well as into our curriculum. Photo below: One of our parents & community partners poses with a wind turbine built by SJCS students at an Earth Day event.