St. John School in the North End announces new academic enhancements for the 2013-2014 academic school year. Academic enhancements are vital to St. John School’s ability to continue providing high-quality opportunities for learning to our students with the goal of providing the skills necessary for academic success at SJS and in high school.

Some of our new academic enhancements are funded through proceeds raised at events such as our Dare to Dream Gala while others are funded by grants and neighborhood programs. A few examples of the academic enhancements for 2013-2014 include:

• A $50,000.00 grant for the purchase of technology (iPads) for the students and to fund technology professional development for our teachers (four of our teachers have been selected to attend the Summer Tech Program offered at Boston College at the end of June to learn more about the technology for the iPads).
• Kahn Academy will be utilized in our computer lab for the middle school students. This program provides micro lectures via video tutorials on YouTube to teach various subjects including math, history, biology, astronomy and computer science, among others.
• Our Super Kids Reading Program will now be utilized in Kindergarten through Grade 2.
• The Latin and Greek Roots Program will be taught in Grades 1-8.
• Our students will be attending classes at the North Bennett Street School for wood working, which has been funded through a grant we received from the Catholic Schools Foundation.

St. John School is committed to providing our students with academic excellence and providing the skills necessary for a rapidly changing world. We look forward to welcoming our new and existing families back in September.

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