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St John The Baptist Catholic School Pre K-8 Extended Care

638 Mill Street
Excelsior, MN 55331

(952) 474-5812


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Children are unique individuals experiencing life and gathering information at their own pace. Young children grow and gather knowledge most effectively through concrete actual experiences. Jean Piaget's theories of development in young children state that “Children learn through active exploration of an environment, rich in hands-on –opportunities.” Therefore, our goal is to create a stimulating “play” environment that encourages young children to observe, to be active, to make choices and to experiment. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the “whole child”. Activities, events, and experiences will be incorporated to enhance the child's spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, creative and motor development.

Very basic religious concepts such as loving God, ourselves, our families, our friends and all living things are fundamental to the curriculum. Taking care of God's earth and gifts God has given us are an integral part of the child's learning environment. We believe that developing a positive self-concept, feeling good about oneself and others is of the utmost importance in nurturing the spirit within each child.

Excerpted from the preschool's website