Raising your child in a caring, Christ-centered community is the goal of many parents. At St. John Bosco Catholic School, every teacher and faculty member is dedicated to creating an environment in which children can achieve academic excellence and build a solid foundation within the Catholic faith. Not only do the children who attend St. John Bosco Catholic School leave with a quality education and the skills necessary to succeed in future academic settings, they also leave with the ability to be a servant leader.
There are approximately 430 students enrolled at St. John Bosco Catholic School learning these important skills from preschool through the eighth grade and was established in 2001.
Building a Foundation of Faith
The primary goal of the St. John Bosco community is to help children become thoughtful Catholic adults who are active in their communities and can make an impact on the future. The students at St. John Bosco participate in Catholic traditions including weekly Mass, courtyard prayers, student-led Mass, Rosary, and adoration. Students are also active in their communities, learning about the value of serving others throughout their primary education.
When a class graduates, the students will have accumulated over 960 hours of annual service to their community. Parents are also expected to participate in community service, contributing a collective 18,000 volunteer service hours every year. Community service projects take place both on and off campus and serve organizations including St. Vincent de Paul and Feed My Starving Children.
Becoming Driven Leaders
The students at St. John Bosco Catholic School are able to achieve academic excellence through a persistent drive and passion for leadership. St. John Bosco includes classes in foreign language, music, art, and technology in their curriculum for students as young as pre-kindergarten. Teacher quality is among the most significant factors related to student achievement and St. John Bosco ensures their teachers are capable and dedicated. Literacy and math coaches work with both advanced learners and students who need extra help to allow everyone to reach their full potential. 99% of St. John Bosco graduates are accepted into their first choice of high schools.
The students at St. John Bosco have ample opportunity outside of academics to develop their passion. There are more than 20 extracurricular clubs, sports, and activities in which students can participate. Athletics include volleyball, baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, cross country and softball, and the St. John Bosco teams have won 11 championships. Additionally, St. John Bosco also fosters connections between students with programs that help welcome new students and match younger students with older student mentors.
Many of the students who find their homes in these communities and reach their potential with the school’s academic program are able to attend because of the scholarships that Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) provides. Individual taxpayers and corporations can direct a portion of their state tax liability to CEA through the Arizona Private Education, Low Income Corporate and Disabled/Displaced Tax Credits. These tax credits allow Arizona children to receive a high-quality Catholic education regardless of income. Learn more about supporting students at schools like St. John Bosco Catholic School by contacting CEA today at 602-218-6542 or visiting https://catholiceducationarizona.org/.