Founded in 1966 to guide students to develop an inner strength of values and standards, St. John Eudes School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). SJE School is also a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
The Sisters of the Pious Schools (also known as Escolapias) are SJE School's founding religious community, teaching and guiding thousands of children in the spirit of their foundress, St. Paula Montal, "to save families, teaching children the love of God". We further embrace this spirit by teaching and inspiring students to be life-long learners who live their faith and grow in their personal, moral, social, and academic development. Our school continues to reflect the educational mission of the Sisters – joy in teaching, fostering the dignity of each person, and building family life. These values are reinforced by behavior standards in and outside the classroom. And students are expected to care for one another as an expression of their faith and as a reflection of the charism of St. John Eudes, our patron saint.
Our educational goals are defined in our Mission Statement. Our philosophy is founded on educating students in faith and knowledge, and we model Jesus Christ by centering our teaching on integrating faith, life, and learning, building community, and providing opportunities for worship. We concentrate on building character, learning as a process, valuing self-esteem, respecting individual differences and educating for service.
The religious and lay staff have received degrees from various American and international universities, and are credentialed by the State of California. Continuous development of teaching skills and techniques, through participation in professional advancement seminars, courses, and workshops, is the cornerstone of maintaining a nurturing and advanced educational curriculum at St. John Eudes School. Parents and the parish community are also an integral part of the educational program at SJE School. And numerous opportunities for involvement exist through groups such as the Room Parents, Volunteer Tutors, Parent-Teacher Support Organization, or Parish Consultative School Board.
Students are admitted for Transitional Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Applicants must submit the appropriate application forms, supporting documents, and application fee. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or racial or ethnic origin, in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school administered programs. The school principal and parish pastor are responsible for making all final decisions regarding admission.
Students study a core curriculum corresponding to frameworks in English, reading, spelling, science, social studies, handwriting, art, music, math, religion, and physical education. Students benefit from the individualized attention they receive and from the high expectations that teachers and parents hold for them to do their best. SJE students consistently show marked improvement on standardized tests as they progress through the grades, scoring higher than national averages. But throughout the school community each student is valued for their own unique gifts and not just for their academic standing – a reflection of the sense of individual dignity which is central to the mission of St. John Eudes School.
We foster the education of the whole child preparing each one for leadership, responsibility, and citizenship. The rigorous academic program based on Schoolwide Learning Expectations challenge students to think critically, use technology responsibly, develop intellectual curiosity, and grow in social behavior. Student activities, along with a comprehensive athletic program, foster interpersonal skills, self-discipline, and service. Student-centered, SJE School provides opportunities for students to develop and practice their leadership and teamwork with adults, peers, and younger students.
We educate to Live, to Love, to Learn, and to Leave a Legacy. St. John Eudes School is based on a shared moral vision that generates respect among teachers, parents, and students, and lends a sense of common purpose, and the design of our school crest is meant to reflect that vision. Throughout the curriculum, quality character education and moral values are fundamental to our mission and educational program.
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