As educators of children, we must first recognize that we are secondary to their primary educators: parents. Every Church document on Catholic education emphasizes this point. The “home is the first school of Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1657) and “constitutes the foundations for freedom, security, and fraternity within society” (CCC 2207). St. John the Baptist Catholic School seeks to encourage and support parents in this obligation because for Catholic education to be authentic and most effective, it must be ordered in this manner.
At St. John the Baptist Catholic School, we believe the pursuit of Truth through academic study should serve a deeper purpose than simply being able to pass a test; instead, our school is committed to forming students who pursue life-long learning as the means to constantly encounter and embrace the Truth in Christ Jesus the source of all life and salvation.
An integrated curriculum helps students see connections from one subject to the next and fosters a deep exploration of essential questions and themes. The study of math and science assists students in seeing the ordered creation of God and the beauty that exists within this order. Catechesis and theology classes foster a love of Jesus Christ and His Church and help students realize their call to live, love, and share the Catholic faith with others. St. John the Baptist students achieve significant academic growth compared to other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver; however, the end goal is not a test – it is Heaven!