Important Changes at St. John's
Dear Friends of St. John’s,
With sadness we share the fact that St. John’s will not reopen its Kindergarten to Grade 8 classes in September 2013. The School Board announced the decision on April 26 after a thorough review of enrollment trends and available financial assets. The determination was that St. John’s could no longer offer a quality Christian education with limited resources.
St. John’s will continue to offer its early childhood education to three- and four-year old children of the community. That includes the Pre-Kindergarten class (3- and 4-year olds) and the Universal Pre-Kindergarten class (city-funded program for 4-year olds). Families interested in these programs should call the school office, 718-441-2120, and speak to the school secretary.
We thank you for your prayers and support of our educational program.
Mr. Ben Herbrich
"Celebrating Jesus at the Core and Excellence Throughout!" The core of the apple or the core values of an institution is that which gives the entity life and direction. We celebrate our Christian faith and follow the central truths from scripture to give our school life and meaning. Jesus said, "Let the children come to me..." and St. John's has been doing that for over 150 years.
With Jesus at the Core, it follows that we strive for excellence, since Jesus Himself said, "You must be perfect--just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48--Good News Translation) Although we can't be perfect, we develop our talents and abilities in order to present our best thinking, speaking, and doing every day. Join us in helping our young scholars celebrate excellence throughout!