Stream & Curriculum
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
What is stream?
It’s an Acronym you may have heard recently, but what exactly IS STREAM?!
“The idea of emphasizing the subject areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has been driven by the business community to prepare a more agile, educated workforce for our country’s future. However, in recent years, it has been increasingly evident that our economy is truly driven by innovation and the creativity and communication nurtured through the “Arts” is an essential component to innovation and worthy of emphasis as well. Rooted in our faith as Catholic schools, “Religion” is woven throughout all subjects and completes the picture for a holistic approach to education.”
Our teachers have been able to utilize STREAM Academies to approach areas across these subjects in a hands-on way that makes learning that much more fun and enriching! Even though the basics of these lessons are integrated into subjects throughout the semester, each Tuesday, our Students are given devoted class time to dive deeper into their chosen Academy, and for many of them, it’s their favorite day of the week!
STREAM in the Diocese of Buffalo
Learn about the Diocese of Buffalo’s initiative to introduce STREAM into their Catholic Schools, and find out more information on what STREAM is and why it is so important for our children’s education and future!
Diocese of Buffalo’s STREAM Initiative Executive Summary
The STREAM Curriculum Model: Implementation and Best Practices from a Diocesan Perspective
Our STREAM Academies and Integrated Projects
School garden initiative
Pre-k stream sprouts
Alternative nrg - (energy!)
Kitchen chem academies
Ignite the power of art
Rockin' roller coaster
As a proud Catholic School, Religious Education is woven into every subject we teach, helping our Students understand that part of who we are is in everything we do!
We also strive to build up character traits that are cornerstones of Catholicism, like service, perseverance, kindness and compassion. Service is a large part of our message, and we give our students the guidance and ability to reach out to our School Family and Community in service.
We participate in and lead Weekly Masses and all Holy Days with our congregation. As a school, we learn the meaning behind seasonal services, such as Stations of the Cross, so as to more deeply understand our Faith.
Faith Formation is seamlessly integrated into their grades as they grow, guiding them through these wonderful Sacramental Ceremonies and celebrating them together as a School Family.
Special area subjects
We have many subjects in our curriculum here at St. John’s that help round out our “Whole Student” Education. See below for all of our enriching opportunities!
Spanish Instruction for Grades 1-8
Library Our library is a cozy haven where all of our students can set out on a fantastic adventure, learn neat history and world facts, or have a wonderful story read to them! Our Librarian, Miss Kotas is our beloved Resident Adventure Guide – helping to expand the boundaries of imagination and encouraging our kids to learn to love reading in so many unique ways.