The Mission of Saint John of the Cross Catholic School is to live and teach the gospel, to evangelize, nurture and protect God-given freedom of the human person rooted in a Eucharistic-Marian spirit of mercy, through a quality education based on Catholic and Mercedarian tradition, collaborating with parents as educators.

School Wide Learning Expectations


1. Active Catholic Christians who are:

  • Showing respect for self, others, God, Church, authority, property.

  • Demonstrating basic knowledge of the foundations of faith and church teachings.

  • Developing a moral conscience, modeling appropriate behavior for others.

  • Demonstrating a spirit of service in Church, family, school, and community.

  • Practicing compassion, tolerance, justice, and respect for the dignity of life.


2. Diligent Life-long Learners who are: 

  • Using study skills effectively.

  • Utilizing their unique gifts and talents, and appreciating those of others.

  • Developing a solid foundation in basic subjects enabling the student to communicate effectively, think critically, and solve problems independently.

  • Demonstrating responsibility and accomplishing goals.


3. Effective Communicators who are: 

  • Developing a solid sense of self-esteem and self-discipline that is reflected in social behavior.

  • Able to work cooperatively demonstrating tolerance and respect.

  • Listening critically and compassionately.


4. Self-Evaluators who are: 

  • Appreciating achievement and striving to attain high standards.

  • Assessing their own strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Taking responsibility for their actions.


5. Responsible Citizens who are:

  • Understanding of basic civic responsibilities.

  • Cognizant of current events/world affairs and their effect on life.

  • Understanding, appreciative and respectful of the cultural diversity of society.

  • Aware of good health habits and hygiene.

  • Able to resolve conflict peacefully and takes responsibility for own actions.


6. Problem solvers who are:

  • Working independently and collaboratively to create solutions.

  • Resolving conflicts peacefully.

  • Thinking critically.

  • Appreciating different points of view and perspectives.