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North Charleston, SC
Students enrolled: 59

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3921 Saint Johns Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

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(843) 744-3901
(843) 744-3689
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November 29, 2012
This school is a Godsend! Children learn at their own pace in a safe and nurturing environment. In addition to getting a solid foundation in academics, children learn to be tolerant and kind to each other. The children are happy and secure. I am very happy with this school and feel good about sending my child here each day.

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January 29, 2012
This school does whatever is needed to meet the needs of the individual child. My son is highly gifted and was able to stay with his age peers while being challenged at his academic level. The faculty and staff at SJCS treat your child as a family member. This cannot occur at any public school these days. My family has benefited greatly from being a part of this school's community. If your child is not happy at his or her current school, or needs individualization of the curriculum because he or she is advanced or behind in some areas, this is the place to go.

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July 27, 2011
We tried various schools, both public and private, and once we found Saint John's we knew our search was over. The small size allows teachers to focus on individual students and tailor lessons based on their abilities. All the students are grouped with others their age, but each gets challenged based on his ability. Despite the school's small size, they routinely earn a spot at the FIRST Lego Statewide competition!

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July 30, 2010
I have 2 children at this school, one going into first grade and the other is starting K4 this fall. My first grader has been at SJCS for 2 years and I have watched her grow into one of the most wonderful little girls I know, polite, loving, caring, sympathetic, inquisitive and extremely bright. This is all due to the amazing faculty and staff of Saint John's. They have given her individualized attention so she can excel at her own level while staying in hte appropriate grade with her peers. My youngest child has a skin condition and extensive allergies, I have every confidence that Saint John's will care for him as if him as well as he is cared for at home. Saint John's is a rare gift and I would not dream of sending my children to any other school, even if I moved to another area of Charleston.

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May 08, 2009
I have two kids at St. John. We enrolled them after moving to the Park Circle area where public elementary schools are lacking. What a great resource for families in the area. My kids are thriving there because of the individual attention they receive. My kindergartener loves to read and with focused attention from teachers in several grades, she is now reading at the 5th grade level. My 2nd grade son is participating in accelerated math and reading. But the true test is when I pick them up from school and ask how their day was. The response is almost always, 'Great!' With small class sizes, each child has the opportunity to feel connected, take on leadership roles, pursue their interests, and feel safe and nurtured.

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February 03, 2009
I browsed this site to learn what defined a 'great school,' and found: 1. Test Scores/Academics - St. John can provide the latest favorable statistics - I can say our children and their peers are learning at an advanced rate that perhaps more importantly is really tailored to their particular strengths and needs.2. Teachers/Curriculum - you will not find a more committed group of educators - they know our children well, and use a philosophic combination of 'tried and true' with new ideas to get the most out of students. 3. Environment - the parents are involved at a high level, the presence of faith is strong without alienating non-Catholics, and the school is safe in terms of structures and procedures and locale. In summary, our kids are doing very, very well and cannot wait to go to school each day - I don't know what more you could ask for.

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December 18, 2008
A few great teachers, but very poor administrative leadership. Academics lacking. Cost far exceeds quality.

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November 28, 2007
Golden treasure in elementary schools. Since the closing of the US Naval Base in 1995, St Johns has had to 're-invent' itself. Although is in what is now one of the more depressed areas in North Charleston, the school itself does not experience the same discipline problems that other schools in better areas and with larger enrollments do. This owes largely to the principal's Pledge of Peace. The students recite it each morning - all together in the hall - and commit to resolving differences peacefully. Oh, she still has to get involved in some disputes here and there; but then they wouldn't be children if they weren't getting into some mischief. The Math program is the best I've seen in any school. This school is a no brainer if you're looking for a family atmosphere and personalized attention for both the students and the parents.

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St John Catholic School
3921 Saint Johns Avenue, North Charleston, SC  29405
(843) 744-3901
Last modified St John Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St John Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top