The curriculum at St. John the Evangelist is deeply rooted in teaching the basic skills necessary for every student to learn what is presented, and also to develop the skills necessary to continue learning outside of the classroom and beyond eighth grade. The curriculum is integrated between subjects and between grades so that the learning process is seamless, and students easily transition to the next subject and next grade. The curriculum follows the standards set by the Diocese of Sacramento which meet or exceed the standards set by the State of California.
Students receive grade appropriate instruction in religion, reading, English, grammar, writing, math, social studies, Spanish, science, physical education and music. All students spend time in the computer lab learning computer skills.
Physical Education is part of St. John the Evangelist School’s required curriculum. This program is under the direction of a full-time, credentialed P.E. teacher who is dedicated to providing active and challenging classes for each grade level. Students participate in gross motor movement, learn the rules of organized playground and court games, and are encouraged to be physically active in their lives. Each year the students complete in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test.
In addition to rigorous studies, other activities include Yearbook, Student Council, CJSF, the Junior St. Vincent de Paul Society, and a variety of electives offered to students in grades 3-8.
The educational experience at St. John the Evangelist School does not end with basic academics. The creative spirit in the students is fostered through a variety of ways to introduce the Fine Arts to our students:
- Award-winning Drama Program
- Art Docent Program
Through these programs, many students discover talents and interests that would otherwise go unexplored.