"St. John Berchmans School, an integral component of St. John Berchamns Parish, strives to encompass all facets of Christian living in its education of the whole child; spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical. We will work to create an environment that encourages the learning potential of every student through a well-rounded curriculum including fine arts, special reading classes, library resources, computer usage, physical education, and social skills. We try to build a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of success. We believe that parents are the first educators of their children, and we support and encourage this role. We value and respect the cultural and academic diversity of the school community. We hold dear the dignity of each child as a practicing member of the family of God, celebrating prayer and liturgical experiences, and encompassing moral values into their everyday life. Our common goal is the development of the whole person; this is accomplished through an atmposphere of love and support provided by the teachers, parents, and students working together."
"Educating the child is the shared responsibility of parents and school personnel. The school has been delegated with the role of training the child in arts and sciences. Parents, however, remain the primary educators. Their role is decisively important and should include:
- Living the values taught in a Catholic School. Words alone do not convince a child.
- Attending Mass each Sunday.
- Helping the child relate the teachings of his/her faith to the experience of daily living.
- Promoting a genuinely positive attitude towards education.
- Cooperating with the school to help the child understand his/her obligations and responsibilites.
- Maintaining a positive attitude towards education."
-From the school website
7:50 - Doors Open
8:00-8:20 - Welcome, calendar work, library time
8:20-8:45 - Prayer, pledge, Bible sotries, and other stories
8:45-9:00 - Restroom Break
9:00-9:45 - Structured Learning Centers*
9:45-10:00 - Clean-up and prepare for outside
10:00-10:30 - Outside play, motor skills
10:30-10:45 - Restroom break and lunch preparation
10:45-11:00 - Story time
11:00 Half day student dismissal
11:00-11:30 - Lunch
11:30-11:45 - Restroom Break
11:45-12:00 - Movement and music
12:00-1:00 - Nap
1:00-1:45 - Puzzles and books
1:45-2:00 - Restroom break and outside preparation
2:00-3:00 - Outside play
3:00 - Full day student dismissal
*Music and art are integrated throughout the day. Students receive Spanish instruction twice a week and formal physical education once a week