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Additionally, trained, certified intervention specialists and on-staff tutors offer extra help for those who need it.

Curriculum.

St. John XXIII Catholic School offers areas of enrichment in and out of the classroom.

  • Math classes are leveled to offer Algebra I and Geometry for advanced students
  • Gifted Program in Language Arts and Science
  • K-8 Spanish
  • Music Education
  • 5-8 Concert Band
  • Science Lab
  • Power of the Pen writing competition
  • Physical Education Program
  • St. John XXIII Performing Arts
  • After school enrichment classes

Below are a few highlights of the St. John XXIII Catholic School curriculum, divided by Preschool, Primary, Intermediate and Junior High grade levels:

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Primary (K-2)

  • Our small class sizes average 20 students and provide for extra individualized attention.
  • An introduction to Spanish language, technology, music and the arts begins in kindergarten and progresses through grade 8.
  • St. John XXIII uses IOWA standardized testing program in grades 2-7. This includes CogAT (cognitive aptitudes test) in grades 2 & 5.
  • The Academic Expectations follow along State of Ohio common core standards.
  • Daily religious instruction.
  • Weekly Discipleship focus.
  • Each class is expected to lead at least two all-school Masses each year.
  • Second grade sacramental preparation for  First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
  • Basic science and social studies concepts introduced in Second grade.

Intermediate (3-5)

  • Students alternate for classes between teachers beginning in grade 4, allowing more specialization of subject teaching.
  • Continuation of Spanish development.
  • Fine Arts including Music and Art classes.
  • Extracurricular Fine Arts opportunities: choir and art club.
  • Band class available in grade 5
  • Touch typing introduced at beginning of third grade and developed through grade 8.
  • Research skills in technology introduced.
  • Opportunity for students to advance to higher level math group.
  • St. John XXIII uses IOWA standardized testing program in grades 2-7. This includes CogAT (cognitive aptitudes test) in grades 2 & 5.
  • Academic Expectations follow Archdiocesan Standards
  • Daily religious instruction- begin Community Service.
  • Weekly Discipleship focus.
  • Each class is expected to lead at least two all-school Masses each year.
  • More in-depth study of Science and Social Studies.
 

Junior High (6-8)

  • Advanced/Accelerated Math Classes.
  • One to One Laptop Initiative
  • More in depth Spanish Language understanding.
  • Deeper understanding of use of technology, including proper digital citizenship.
  • Students share their work at art shows, and perform at concerts and music competitions.
  • St. John XXIII uses IOWA standardized testing program in grades 2-7.
  • 8th grade students prepare for and take HSPT(high school placement test) and ACRE(religious education test).
  • Students continue to develop written and oral language skills.
  • Student organization and time management are refined in preparation for high school.
  • Academic Expectations follow Archdiocesan Standards.
  • Daily religious instruction, with added emphasis on Community Service.
  • Preparation for the Rite of Enrollment and the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • Extracurricular leadership opportunities.
  • Each class is expected to lead at least one all-school Mass each year.
  • Science emphasis on biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Social Studies focuses on U.S. history, U.S. Government, and economic principles.