Why Middle School?

Why St. John Middle School?

St. John Middle School provides a strong academic environment, multiple opportunities for student involvement, strong spiritual and moral development, various leadership experiences, and a strong and supportive community. The St. John family invites you to explore below a few of the things that make our middle school unique.


Academics

Why Middle School:
ACADEMICS

St. John Middle School leads the way in academics, and we are proud to be a learning institution based on Gospel principles as handed down by our Catholic tradition. We are committed to the total education of each child and recognize that individual learning styles are important to the success of each student.

Through the use of remediation, enrichment, and the utilization of technology, St. John School leads the way in teaching methods and gives each student a supportive learning environment. The curriculum meets the requirements of the State of Kansas and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

Opportunity

Why Middle School:
OPPORTUNITY

Students at St. John Middle School are also offered multiple subjects through exploratory classes. Courses such as theatre, debate, foods/nutrition, orchestra, technology and foreign languages (Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, German and Latin) give students the opportunity to begin finding their passions in life. St. John also offers a variety of clubs and activities for students.

Programs like Future City, chess club, Alleluia Singers, and knitting club give students creative outlets to find out more about themselves and forge strong friendships with each other. The unique opportunities found at St. John Middle School are second to none!

Spirituality and Moral Development

Why Middle School:
SPIRITUALITY and MORAL DEVELOPMENT

Middle school students at St. John are challenged to learn more about the Catholic faith as they begin to search for answers to life’s bigger questions. The four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer – are explored in detail through the YouCat and the Bible, and as the students mature, they are also introduced to the concepts found in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Students are constantly challenged to apply these principles throughout the day to be people who operate with high moral standards, respect, and dignity.

Leadership

Why Middle School:
LEADERSHIP

Students have a variety of ways in which they are able to grow in leadership at St. John. They are called upon to good role models to the elementary students at St. John and have unique opportunities to work with the younger students throughout the week. Middle School students are also eligible to run for Student Council, the planning arm that works with the principal to coordinate social activities (holiday celebrations and the Spring Formal Party).

STUCO is also responsible for carrying out school events such as the Car Bash, the Penny Challenge, and Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat. Student Council members are challenged to grow in leadership throughout the year, participating in a leadership retreat at Prairie Star Ranch and learning more about conflict resolution and teamwork.

Community and Family

Why Middle School:
COMMUNITY and FAMILY

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and St. John faculty and staff are committed to partnering with families to provide the best learning environment possible for students. With strong connections to St. John Parish, St. John Middle School is in a unique place to offer holistic academic and spiritual development to each and every student that walks through our door.

“All are welcome” is not just a phrase that we say; it is something that we live by each and every day. YOU are welcome at St. John Middle School, and we can’t wait for you to join our family!


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