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St John The Baptist Catholic

3616 Saint Johns Way
South Bend, IN 46628-1399

(574) 232-9849


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. John the Baptist Catholic School is an expression of the Church’s educational mission to proclaim the gospel, promote community and give service.

Striving to form and foster a personal and communal life of faith within the Catholic community, this school and the Church join in partnership with the parents, the primary educators, to provide a Catholic education that recognizes the sanctity and uniqueness of each student. Together, we are dedicated to educating the whole child in a caring environment that guides and supports spiritual, intellectual, social, psychological, and physical growth in our students.

Our unique position as Catholic educators allows us to be instrumental in proclaiming the Gospel and modeling Christian values through observable actions. St. John’s students emulate our example in prayer, worship, celebration and service to others.

Responding to God’s love, St. John’s community recognizes, appreciates, and respects its cultural diversity. We encourage our students to value the cultural richness that they are a part of. In teaching as Jesus did, we nourish the gifts and talents of these children as they become independent, productive, and responsible Christians, weaving the multicolored tapestry of tomorrow’s world.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:10-8:25 Unpack, Attendance, Behavior Officer, Prayer, Pledge
8:25-8:45 Calendar and Weather
8:45-9:20 Religion or Sharing
9:20-9:50 Recess
9:50-10:10 Snack
10:10-10:30 Reading aloud/Music & Movement/P.E.
10:30-11:50 Whole Group Work
Weekly reader, Letter of the week, Worksheets, Art project
11:50-12:00 Pack up for dismissal "
Excerpted from the preschool's website