ELEMENTARY THROUGH 8TH GRADE
In our beginning Elementary grades, the inquisitive nature of children is embraced. Our students are encouraged to explore the how and why. Our commitment to focus on literacy, engaging language and number experiences, social interaction, and faith building activities, which begins in our Early Childhood Program, ensures that our students have the building blocks for success.
In the Elementary program, students will continue to improve their literacy, language skills, reading, number comprehension and problem solving. They will also be introduced to public speaking and the writing process.
Students in these grades learn the study skills that will be necessary for their future academic success. It is our goal that every student succeeds. We offer each student individualized attention in every subject and regular assessments are given to measure the mastery of concepts and lessons.
In Grade 2, our students reach milestones in their faith journey as they prepare for and receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. This is such an important step in a young person’s life. It is a true gift to share it with friends and classmates.
Grades 4th & 5th
Grades 4 and 5 serve as a bridge between the lower elementary grades and middle school. Students are given the tools to learn, lead and succeed through our unique blend of academics and co-curricular activities. With the introduction of letter grades, students begin to shoulder more academic responsibility.
Analytical skills are honed through meaningful practice and application in science and math. Students are able to articulate their thoughts and ideas through frequent creative writing practice. Across all subject areas, unique, hands-on projects are assigned to reinforce concepts learned. These projects give students the opportunity to present their knowledge and ideas in a variety of creative ways.
In Grades 4 and 5, students continue their path as disciples of Jesus as they learn about and follow the Ten Commandments. Students may also participate in Masses and liturgical services as altar servers.
During these pivotal years, we strive to teach our students the personal responsibility, time management, and leadership skills that will serve them throughout their future.
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th
Our Middle school students are offered a full, rich academic experience with the integration of technology into all core subject areas. The value of our academic approach is tangible. Year after year, our MEAP scores are among the highest in Genesee County and our students consistently earn top spots at the Flint Regional Science Fair, held at Kettering University.
We appreciate that these years are a time of great transition for our students. Our Middle School wing houses all of our subject area teachers in close proximity. Students follow a standard middle school schedule, changing class subjects each hour. The additional co-curricular, service, leadership and social opportunities introduced during these years creates a dynamic environment that is safe, fun and supportive.
Those students, who have earned an invitation, may join the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The purpose of this group is to underscore the importance of scholarship, service, leadership and citizenship.
As their final year draws to a close, we celebrate the people our Grade 8 students have become. We have watched them transition from curious early childhood students into confidant, independent individuals focused on creating a better world.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School students graduate with the content knowledge and thinking skills to be lifelong learners who are successful at the next academic level. They have developed the responsibility, organizational skills, and Christian attributes that will help them succeed in their academic, professional and personal lives.