St. John Neumann Catholic School’s (SJNCS) curriculum is designed to meet the spiritual, intellectual and physical needs of the students. SJNCS believes that children are individuals created in God’s image. Thus, integrated throughout the curriculum, respect for self and others is taught and lived, in order to promote students’ development into self-disciplined, productive, moral members of society.
SJNCS provides a demanding, yet well balanced education with a strong emphasis on faith and academic formation. Innovative trends in technology, STREAM, and best practices for individual student success are integrated throughout the disciplines at SJNCS. Our innovative curriculum incorporates an Enrichment program, low student-teacher ratio, STREAM Fridays, Robotics, and Digital Design paving the way for the future of Catholic education. There is a commitment to the teaching of Catholic values in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment while promoting academic excellence.
All teachers are certified and exceptionally well qualified to teach in their field, and over half hold advanced academic degrees.
SJNCS offers opportunities for recognition in national, state and local competitions. Academic excellence is heightened and motivated by strong participation in scholastic competitions. In its history, SJNCS has gained both an Archdiocesan and community reputation for outstanding showings at competitions. Moreover, our graduates go on to excel in Catholic high schools, reputable private preparatory schools and MDCPS magnet programs.
Service is at the root of our values, therefore SJNCS also encourages and provides opportunities for our students to serve others through our annual “Socks for the Homeless” and monthly “Reach Out” programs, as well as Altar Servers, Lectors, and other community needs that arise throughout the year.
In addition to our specialized academic programs, SJNCS provides extra-curricular activities and services such as our award-winning after-school sports program and a variety of clubs including: Sign Language Club, Robotics Club, Art Club, Eagles Wings Musical Ensemble, and Homework Club. SJNCS also partners with a fine arts program and an outside sports organization. Through the fine arts program, students are offered after school lessons in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Guitar, Piano, Survey of Dance, Languages, Chess Instruction and Social Skills interaction classes. The sports organization offers opportunities for children in grades PK-2 to engage in organized team sports.