Weekly S.T.E.M classes offered to students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. STEM education creates critical thinkers and future innovators. Clare Hoerl, S.T.E.M and Art teacher challenges and guides students to work together to create, design and bring to life workable solutions. Collaboration with teachers provide S.T.E.M projects and topics that are integrated with current curriculum providing relevance, significance and perspective to students.
Technology Integrated Curriculum
Our Technology Program insures our graduates are technically proficient and well-prepared for High School and beyond. Our technology integration instructor, Caitlyn Dudley collaborates with teachers to provide students tools, resources and hands-on experience with tools such as Google and Microsoft portfolio of products, website design, and coding for all grades.
1:1 iPad Program
All students grades 5 through 8 at St. John School use personal iPads in all their classes on a regular basis. Work in class and at home is completed on Google and Microsoft programs. Educational apps are integrated throughout student coursework. (Ie. homework completed via Google Docs, in class presentations via Microsoft Powerpoint,etc. )
IPads are available for use in Elementary Grades as well.
We are proud to be part of the Archdiocesan initiative to bring 3-D printing into the schools. Currently, we have three 3D printers in our Computer Lab available for all grade levels.
Last year, 7th grade utilized CAD programs to design bridges that were printed with 3-D printers. 3rd Graders designed insects using simplified CAD program and printed on 3-D printer.
Clare Hoerl, Art teacher, actively engages students in all grades to produce beautiful works of art, visible throughout the school!