Developing students' faith, minds and bodies in the spirit of St. John Neumann
St. John Neumann Catholic School (SJNCS) was established as a parish school in 1981, serving Preschool (PreK 3) through 8th grade. We are a state-of-the-art school building equipped with a sophisticated innovation lab. SJNCS offers a rigorous academic curriculum as well as extracurriculars, including a strong athletic program.
Our curriculum is designed to meet the spiritual, intellectual and physical needs of the students. SJNCS believes that children are individuals created in God’s image. Thus, integrated throughout the curriculum, respect for self and others is taught and lived, in order to promote students’ development into self-disciplined, productive, moral members of society.
SJNCS provides a demanding, yet well-balanced education with a strong emphasis on faith and academic formation. Innovative trends in technology, STREAM, and best practices for individual student success are integrated throughout the disciplines at SJNCS. Our innovative curriculum incorporates an Enrichment program, low student-teacher ratio, STREAM, Robotics, and Digital Design paving the way for the future of Catholic education. There is a commitment to the teaching of Catholic values in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment while promoting academic excellence.
All teachers are State of Florida certified and exceptionally well qualified to teach in their field. Over half hold advanced academic degrees. SJNCS employs or contracts teachers who hold baccalaureate or higher degrees, have at least 3 years of teaching experience in public or private schools, or have special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in subjects taught.
SJNCS offers opportunities for recognition in national, state and local competitions. Academic excellence is heightened and motivated by a strong participation in scholastic competitions. In its history, SJNCS has gained both an Archdiocesan and a community reputation for academic excellence. Moreover, our graduates go on to excel in Catholic high schools, reputable private preparatory schools, and MDCPS magnet programs.
Service is at the root of our values, therefore SJNCS also encourages and provides opportunities for our students to serve others through our service initiatives, including our annual “Socks for the Homeless” and monthly “Reach Out” programs, as well as Altar Servers, Lectors, and other community needs that arise throughout the year.
In addition to our specialized academic programs, SJNCS provides extra-curricular activities and services such as our award-winning after-school sports program and a variety of clubs including Art Club, Eagles Wings Musical Ensemble, and Homework Club. SJNCS also partners with a fine arts program and an outside sports organization. Through the fine arts program, students are offered after school lessons in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Dance, Languages, Chess and Social Skills interaction classes. The sports organization offers opportunities for children in grades PK-2 to engage in organized team sports.
Saint John Neumann Catholic School provides a quality Catholic education, rooted in the Gospel, committed to academic excellence, Catholic faith formation, and service to others, developing active community members who model Christianity in both words and actions.
Guidance, Inspiration and Support
Fr. José N. Alfaro
Assistant Principal Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Denise Berio
Digital Design/ Spanish Teacher
Music/Choir Director - Spanish Teacher
Math Teacher Lead
Religion/ Robotics Teacher
Social Studies Teacher
Maria Eugenia Carmona
Language Arts Teacher
Language Arts/ Social Studies Teacher
Language Arts/ Social Studies Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher Assistant
3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher Assistant
2nd Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Assistant
1st Grade Teacher
1st Grade Assistant
Father Jose Alfaro