Saint John Neumann Catholic School provides a quality Catholic education, rooted in the Gospel, committed to academic excellence, faith formation, and service to others, developing active community members who model Christianity in both words and actions.
This video demonstrates a bit about what we do! It shows what our mission is and the programs we offer.
This video demonstrates our commitment to STREAM education. It is our version of STEM. Stream stands for: Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math. The video shows an emphasis on our robotics program. This footage was taken at our annual STREAM Expo.
Part of our mission is to provide an excellent academic education while instilling the importance of service to our community. Our students visit Sacred Heart, a migrant community in Homestead, to bring gifts, food and sing Christmas Carols with them. This is one of the many service projects that the students are involved in through the school's Reach Out ministry.
Through fundraising we are able to provide students in our Eagle Prep program small class size. This allows our teachers to work with students on long term projects. This picture represents the Future City project the students submitted to a regional competition held at Florida International University's College of Engineering. The St. John Neumann students won 2nd place for their project. The project is a cross curricular project which uses all the disciplines with a focus on planning, economics, math, engineering, science, technology, writing and art to create a city of the future which sustains itself. The focus of the project this past year was waste management. The students had to demonstrate via a report and a model how the city was going to dispose of all types of waste.
With our fundraising dollars, we are able to provide small class size without raising tuition. It is the mission of the school to provide differentiated instruction to all of our students. Through our ESE program, small class size and small group instruction we are able to provide the scaffolding necessary for students to meet their learning standards. In this image, one of our math teachers is working with a small group of students to reinforce a middle school math standard.
We strive to educate the whole child; physically, emotionally, spiritually and academically. Collaberation is an important 21st century skill. Our students will be prepared to collaborate with others as they enter the future workforce with the programs we offer at SJNCS. Having programs in place where the students can work together to achieve an outcome is necessary. SJNCS provides after school sports as well as dance, chess, robotics and music in order to provide for this.
This is where it all begins! PreK 3 is working on math concepts in their small groups. Our early childhood is the foundation of our academic success in the older grades. It is important to provide the students the necessary experiences which will allow for their growth and success in the elementary and middle school years.
This program provides a classroom pull out service to students who have exceptionalism in areas of learning disabilities, minor dyslexia, processing disorder. The program is designed to scaffold the children so that they may function in the mainstream classroom. It provides the support they need to succeed in the classroom.
This program begins as a club in the elementary grades and then is incorporated as part of our middle school schedule of classes. It provides the students the opportunity to build their robots and to code. This in turn develops their critical thinking and problem solving skills. The program uses...robots.
This program is designed as a STEM program, but we have added the arts to it. The program is implemented in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade to begin building the foundation for problem solving and critical thinking skills. The students are given a challenge in which they work together using science, technology, engineering, and math to solve in collaboration with their group. Students then reflect on their process and analyze ways it could have changed for the better. They note what worked and what didn't work in their collaboration and solving of the problem.
Eagle Wings Choir
Students meet once for choir practice. Students sing and play instruments such as the guitar, cello, bass guitar and drums. The students perform at various assemblies throughout the year and every Friday at the school Mass.
This program is designed so that students have the opportunity to train and compete in a safe environment. Students have the choice of various sports to participate in with an emphasis being placed on health and well being..
Maria Elena Vilas
Principal of St. John Neumann School
PR/Marketing for local highschool
Vice President of local bank
Partner at Shutts & Bowen law firm
Community Business Owner
Maria Elena Vilas
Middle School Science/Robotics and STREAM Coordinator
School Book Keeping
Music Teacher/Eagle Wings Choir
Elementary STREAM Coordinator
Lourdes Garcia Montes
Elementary School Leader
Middle School Leader
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.