At St. John the Apostle School we believe children learn best when they challenge themselves with their imaginations, through positive interaction with other children in a stimulating environment. Our curriculum provides a balance of age-appropriate activities and lessons that stimulate social, emotional and physical skills. We promote creative thinking, problem-solving and the love of learning. The middle school curriculum follows guidelines adopted by the Archdiocese of Newark.
Middle School Overview
In middle school, students begin the transition to the rigor of the high school environment. Ability-level tracking begins in the seventh grade year for language arts and math. A departmental approach is use for language arts and math, and the other major academic areas. The use of Differentiated Instruction and a rigorous core curriculum enure that each child is fully prepared for higth school. The use of Chromebooks and interative projectors are used as tools to enhance the learning proces. The integration of STEM, STEAM and Maker Space in the curriculum ensure our students are developing critical thinking skills. On a monthly basis, students participate in Choose To Be Nice ( a Socio-Emotional Learning program.) Along with a myriad of extracurricuar activities for the middle school learner, Saint John the Apostle offers the ability to join the National Junior Honor Society, STEM Club, Math Club, and the Kindness Club along with our award-winning public speaking team.