St. John The Baptist School

Academics » Curriculum


We have been investing in future generations since our founding in 1922 by the Sisters of St. Francis. The Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Denver mandates curriculum at St. John the Baptist Catholic School. The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools give parents confidence that their investment in a Catholic school education will support their child's complete development and personal success. A rigorous, time-tested curriculum taught by committed faculty in a faith-based and nurturing environment results in measurably accomplished academic achievement. Catholic teachings, faith, and traditions, are integral to a curriculum that reinforces what is taught at home, including virtues of discipline, respect, and responsibility which will provide guidance and inspiration as your child navigates life's challenges.

Our curriculum is under constant study and revision as we become aware of new trends and teaching tools. Textbooks are to be considered tools to aid in the teaching of the curriculum. Additional tools include supplementary and reference books, audio-visual aids, field trips, and computer lab resources.

The Office of Catholic Schools provides courses of study/curriculum guides for mandatory use in all archdiocesan and parish Catholic schools.  Those specific academic guidelines may be found here.

All students receive Spanish and computer classes along with their normal curriculum.

Opportunities are available for students to participate in school plays and concerts.

Preschool Course of Instruction
At St. John the Baptist Catholic Preschool, our teachers are dedicated to educating young children--socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually--from the ages of 3 to 5 years old. We believe the early years are crucial for later learning, so we've designed our school environment to be a place for students to learn, explore, play and connect through mutual trust and respect.

The basic program in preschool includes the following: religion, language, mathematics, personal-social development, social studies, media-art, music, science, and sensory-motor development.

Elementary School Course of Instruction
The basic program in kindergarten through grade three includes religion, language arts, mathematics, music, art, and physical education. Concepts of social studies, science, health, and safety are incorporated into the instructional program.  

The basic program in grades four through eight include religion, mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, fine arts, physical education, health, and safety. Use of technology is integrated into the instructional program.

Middle school students participate in an annual Science Fair and present their experiment to a panel of judges.