St. John’s Catholic School follows the Little Rock Diocesan and Arkansas State Requirements regarding specific courses, time allotments, and basic materials. St. John’s School offers a balanced curriculum including Religion, Language Arts (English, Reading, Literature, Oral and Written Communication, Speech, Handwriting, Spelling Usage and Grammar), Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies (History, Geography, Civics, Economics and Sociology), Spanish, Art, Music, Health, Physical Education, Computer Science and such electives as deemed practical and helpful i.e. Environmental Studies.
All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock use approved textbooks in the instructional program. In addition the Title I program is used to meet the special reading and math needs of students.
In Spirit and Truth Curriculum Guide
The “In Spirit and Truth Curriculum Guide” applies to all PreK through eighth grade Catholic schools in Arkansas. It offers school administrators and classroom educators identifiable objectives for each subject area. The objectives assist in developing appropriate expectations for each grade in relation to the entire subject area, thus assisting in planning short- and long-range goals and periodic evaluation. This document was revised in 2008 by the Office of Catholic Schools in consultation with educators from various Catholic schools in the Diocese of Little Rock.