Academic success is a defining outcome of a Catholic education. High expectations are set, for all students, from day one. Respect, accountability and confidence are the foundation from which our students act and excel. Pope John and St. Boniface students outperform their state and national peers on important standardized tests.
The Pope John Class of 2017 earned over $800,000 in College Scholarships among its 17 member class.
The Pope John Class of 2016 scored a composite score of 23.4 on their ACTs. This beats the state school average of 21.4 and places them near the 24.9 record set by Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
St. Boniface students in grades 3-6 have the opportunity to be involved in Destination Imagination. This group meets on two Mondays a month from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to work on challenges that foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The Principal and mentors from the junior and senior classes at Pope John are facilitators.
According to the Destination Imagination web site, the goal of this program is “to develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.” While solving various challenges,students involved in this program will “have fun while learning patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem-solving process.”
Team members showcase their activities at a Parent Night in the Spring.