"Be it known to all who enter here that CHRIST is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its facility and the inspiration of its students." - Author Unknown
As Catholic School Educators and Students:
> We believe our Catholic School is not only a school, but a community of Faith;
> We believe those entrusted to us are not only teachers and students, but children of God;
> We believe we are not only educators and students, but Ministers of the Gospel;
> We believe the values we teach are not only character development, but a call to Holiness;
> We believe the courses of study are not only academic pursuits, but a search for Truth;
> We believe the purpose of education is not only for personal gain and the development of society, but for the transformation of the world.
Thank you for visiting our website to discover more about who and what we are at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Schools. A family's decision about the best school for their child is one of the most important choices a parent can make. We truly believe that our school offers a wonderful opportunity for a well-rounded and value-based education - with Faith, Tradition, and Excellence at the heart of all we are and do.
With over 100 years of experience and tradition, our school is based on this firm foundation of excellence. We have graduated thousands who have taken their place in every level of leadership in our local community and beyond. All rooted in Christ and a knowledge of the faith philosophy of education - a "Tradition Worth Keeping".
As one of the only preschool-grade 12 male and female schools left in the state, Delphos St. John's Elementary and High School have over 600 students enrolled in Grades K through Grade 12, with nearly 100 additional students enrolled in our Preschool. Each grade has an average of approximately 50 students.
With the high expectations we set for ourselves, there are also school family expectations. These are set within The Role of the Catholic School:
In the Vatican II Document on Education, we find a statement of our role. We read: “Among all the agencies of education, the school has a special importance. By virtue of its very purpose while it cultivates the intellect with unremitting attention, the school ripens the capacity for right judgment, provides an introduction into the cultural heritage won by past generations, promotes a sense of values, and readies for professional life. By creating friendly contacts between the students of diverse temperament and background, the school fosters among them a willingness to understand one another. (Declaration on Christian Education; #5)
In their Pastoral Letter entitled “To Teach As Jesus Did”, the National Conference of Catholics stated: “The Catholic School strives to relate all human culture eventually to the news of salvation so that the life of faith will illumine the knowledge which students gradually gain of the world, of life and of mankind. Here, therefore, students are instructed in human knowledge and skills, valued indeed for their own worth but seen simultaneously as deriving their most profound significance from God’s plan for His creation. Here, too, instruction in religious truth and values is an integral part of the school's program. (“To Teach As Jesus Did”; #103)
This is our goal. A goal that can never be realized unless all of us - home and school - join forces and work together. We can aid you in the education of your children and are most happy to do all we can for you, but you must never lose sight of the fact that you are the primary educators of your children.
Thank you for choosing Delphos St. John's. We look forward to working with you on the development and experience of your child's education and faith.