St. John Neumann Program
For Students with Learning Differences
St. Augustine School believes that parents who desire a Catholic education for all of their children should have that option. We recognize that there are students with learning differences that require support and expertise beyond what a classroom teacher can give. Thus, we have developed a program to enable families with children who need additional academic support to be a part of our school community.
The St. John Neumann Program is directed by a certified and experienced educator with credentials in special education and reading. She works closely with classroom teachers, parents and the students in the program to ensure that accommodations are made and students learn compensatory strategies to achieve success. Students with difficulties in mathematics receive additional support from a resource teacher with expertise in mathematics and math education.
In 2005, St. Augustine School implemented a framework for the development of good character, known as Character Counts. Students from preschool through eighth grade are purposefully and consistently taught the six pillars of good character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Parents and teachers aspire to provide the students with an education that helps them achieve eternal life, meaningful and fulfilling work, and happy and healthy relationships. Being a person of good character supports these goals.