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Visual Art

Our Visual Arts Studio is a creative space for St. John students in K3-8th grades to explore and develop skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, and mixed media.  Students learn the fundamentals of art making and art history through art techniques, processes, and procedures in each and every lesson.  The art curriculum reinforces our academic standards and Catholic values through cross-curricular activities, exhibits, and community service opportunities.  



St. John the Evangelist Catholic School is excited to offer Spanish from PreK-3 through eighth grade. We strive to help our students build a rich vocabulary in an engaging, comprehensible, and low-stress atmosphere!  Ultimately, our students have the ability to earn Spanish I high school credit if they attend 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at SJCS.

Pre-K and early elementary Spanish class incorporates singing, whole-body movement, and stimulating manipulatives to make the language come to life.  

Elementary and middle school Spanish classes adventure through the Spanish-speaking world, where they explore the language and culture through interesting, communicative lessons, authentic readings, and varied activities meant to stimulate creativity.

Our program encourages students to explore language through not only reading, writing, listening, and speaking; but also communication, culture, connection, comparison, and community.

Most importantly, students can look forward to growing a true appreciation for the Spanish language, everyone who speaks it, and the varied, beautiful cultures where Spanish is spoken. 


Our students at St. John have the unique opportunity to participate in band classes beginning in fifth grade and continuing through eighth grade. In fifth grade, students will explore all of our new instruments, then they will spend the year learning the fundamentals. Over the course of the year, they learn to be responsible, respectful, and care for the equipment they have been given. The students also learn how to cooperate, listen to, and lead their classmates. 

The middle school band consists of sixth through eighth-grade students who are taking their skills to the next level. Students perform at several events throughout the year, including All Saint’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Christmas, and spring. Students dive into music history and appreciation, and they hone their skills of active participation, listening, concentration, and multitasking. Students are also encouraged to audition for our region’s District Honor Band, Region Band, and All-State Band if they choose. These are prestigious bands consisting of the top musicians from schools across our district, and it is a fantastic opportunity for students to show off and meet new people.


The T.J. LaHood Memorial Library

The T.J. LaHood Memorial Library is located above the school office and features a wall of windows offering a serene view of our woodsy campus. We have brand new appealing and comfortable furniture inviting students to cozy up and read. PreK-5th grade all have bi-weekly library classes. We incorporate Diocesan standards that build reading and information literacy skills. We also make time each library class for a fun and enriching read-aloud and for students check to out books. Students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to check out books when they are in the library for their Digital Arts classes each week. They are also invited to use the welcoming space to study and do research.  Our large library collection includes fun and award-winning picture books; popular middle-grade chapter books and series; a wide variety of non-fiction titles about science, history, sports, entertainment, etc.; and a strong collection of books about Catholicism and faith for all ages. 




When words fail, music speaks! At St. John, our K3-4th grade students participate in music once a week. In music, students learn how to sing, read music, and appreciate the history, culture, and composers behind it. Music is the ultimate tool for active participation, cooperation, and creativity. Students apply the skills they learn not only to future music classes, but also to their academics. We study solfege, rhythm, phrasing, history, and world cultures.

Digital Arts


Middle school classes have a weekly Digital Arts class in which they learn all about visual storytelling in our exciting new Broadcast Lab. Students work together to plan, create, and edit videos, using state-of-the-art technology, including a video TriCaster, a green screen, professional cameras and lights, and Adobe editing software. Through these hands-on projects, students are learning essential skills for the future, among them collaboration, digital problem-solving, scriptwriting, and public speaking. 



Physical activity is a crucial part of a child's well-being. In P.E., all students, PreK3-8th grade participate in a series of exciting games and activities that are exercise-based and great for releasing energy. The students learn about proper stretching techniques, physical health, and the fundamentals of sports. With new athletic equipment, students experience hockey, golf, cage ball, pickleball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and more!


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