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St John's Day School

520 N 5th Ave
Laurel, MS 39440-3411

(601) 428-4350


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Board of Trustees, the Administration, and the Faculty of St. John's Day School believe that the school's function is to accept all students as individuals. By developing their potential intellectually, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and aesthetically, they will become valuable members of our democratic society. Basic to our philosophy is the development of each child's self-concept. We also believe concerned discipline is essential to the growth of the individual. Rooted in a Christian setting, we believe that Christian principles and content materials from Holy Scriptures should be taught in regular chapel programs and activity periods. We also believe that the headmaster, teachers, and other personnel should exemplify Christian morals and ethics in their own attitudes and actions. The goals of all our activities at St. John's Day School is to develop learning habits and character traits which will enrich personal living and result in responsible citizenship.
To educate each student to the maximum of his or her ability in order that he or she can advance successfully through higher levels of education.
To educate the student not only mentally, but also physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially to enable him or her to make value judgments in our ever-changing society.
To use methods of instruction which have been proven effective by research and experience.
To provide an environment conducive to the student's total education.
To develop the special talents of each individual and to strengthen apparent weaknesses while teaching acceptable social behavior.
To expand the student's awareness of Christianity, art, music, literature, and foreign language.
To assist the student in developing a healthy self-image through programs such as drug education, awards for special achievement, and positive reinforcement.
To enhance the cultural aspects of the child's education by providing him or her with opportunities such as field trips, assembly programs, and resource personnel."
Excerpted from the preschool's website