St. John’s is committed to the use of technology to enhance curricular content and build our students’ awareness of the larger world as they develop skills for the 21st century. Access to iPads begins in pre-k and by third grade it is integrated into the curriculum. Our Imagine 1:1 iPad Initiative gives students more opportunities for collaboration, higher confidence levels with the use of technology, efficiency in completing tasks, and increased independence toward becoming continuous learners.
Our project-based approach guides students to learn about subjects by exploring open-ended questions and solving challenges through creativity and collaboration. It requires that students have fundamental skills in reading, writing, and math, combined with skills like teamwork, problem solving, research gathering, time management, information synthesizing, and utilization of high tech tools.
Each St. John’s student has a digital portfolio that captures their key learning experiences as they progress and grow each year. This program promotes self-reflection, which is vital to deeper and more meaningful learning about oneself, as well as a stronger education. In the end, our graduates better understand the material they have studied, and can clearly articulate who they are.
Students build understanding by making connections. We integrate our curriculum so students can grasp the big picture. By identifying areas where subjects like social studies, math, science, reading, writing, art, music, and even physical education cross paths, students develop a meaningful understanding of the complex associations and influences within each topic.