On behalf of our Principal, Mr. Ray Concannon, and the entire school community, we extend you a warm welcome to St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, a Distinguished Purple Star School. Our school is located a mile outside Naval Air Station Pensacola’s front gate, and we have been serving the local community and military families for 148 years. Our school’s curriculum is founded on traditional, Catholic values, and our academics are centered on a strong, liberal arts program. It is an honor and privilege to continue our long tradition of serving the children of military families, and we will do everything possible to make your child’s transition to our school an enjoyable, trouble-free experience. To help guide you through the application and transition processes, we appointed a member of our teaching staff to be St. John’s military families’ point of contact (POC). The military families’ POC is one of the several veterans we have on staff, and he is familiar with the challenges of military relocations and deployments. The POC’s phone number and email address, and other important contact information, are listed under the “Contact Information” link below. We also have information on enrollment, academics, extracurricular activities, school culture, support services, and other school-related topics at the following links: (Links & narratives for each one start on page 2) (LINK 1) Contact Information School Office: (Hours: Mon.–Fri., 7:30 am–3:30 pm) - Phone: (850) 456-5218 - Fax: (850) 456-5956 - Email: email@example.com - Address: 325 South Navy Blvd. Pensacola, Florida 32507 > Military Families’ Point of Contact: - Mr. Mike Campbell - Cell Phone: (850) 292-4774 - Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(LINK 2) Transition Planning: Because of St. John’s long tradition serving the children of military families, we understand the challenges they face relocating to a new school due to a parent’s change in duty station. We recognize that these children often experience difficulties as a result of parents being on deployment or constantly on the move, gaps and overlaps in curriculum, differing graduation requirements, and course-placement disruption. We also realize that military children face social and emotional challenges such as leaving supportive friends and activities to start over at a new school. The following links will provide you information, resources, and online forms for application documents, enrollment, registration, and other school information for transition planning. > COMPACT (link 2a) To mediate some of challenges and difficulties military children may encounter, St. John’s adheres to the “COMPACT RULES “(Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children). “COMPACT RULES” leverages consistency for key transitional issues encountered by military families to include enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility, and graduation. Click on the above link for a copy of the “COMPACT RULES.”
> School Calendar (link 2b)
> Application for Admissions Form (link 2c) You will find our application for admission form at the above link. If you have any questions, please call or stop by our school’s office, or send us an Email at email@example.com
> Registration (link 2d) Please fill out the Registration Card at the above link to speed up the application process. This gives us information on your end just in case there is an emergency.
> Before & After School Care (link 2e) We offer both Before and After School Care at St. John’s Catholic School. Whether or not you want to participate in School Care, or have no need to register, please fill out the School Care Form at the above link.
> Tuition & Fees (link 2f) The documents at the above link list all the dues and fees for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions, please visit or call our school’s office.
> Required Documents: >> Copy of Birth Certificate -- Children must be 3, 4, 5, or 6 years old by Sept. 1st to enroll into K3, Voluntary Prekindergarten (K4), Kindergarten, or 1st grade. >> Social Security Card >> Copy of Child’s Latest Report Card >> Immunization Record -- Blue shot record card completed by a certified Florida State Physician or the Escambia County Health Department. -- All shots must be up-to-date before entering school in the fall. >> Physical -- A yellow school physical form completed by a certified Florida State Physician or the Escambia County Health Department.
> Information on Extra-Curricular Activities St John’s participates in the Catholic Youth Sports League (CYSL) of Pensacola. Our school’s football team, “The Panthers,” have a long tradition participating and winning in flag and tackle football, volleyball, cheer, basketball, soccer, and track and field. A list of our school’s other extra-curricular activities include, but are not limited to Student Council, Walking/Running Club, Spelling Bee, 4-H Club, Sierra Club Essay Contest, Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest, and Gulf Coast Arts Festival Participation. Art and music is also an important part of our curriculum, and we have a choir that sings at school Masses, and a Fine Arts Theatre Program that produces spectacular shows for school families and the local community to watch and enjoy.
>> Catholic Youth Sports League (CYSL) -- If your child is interested in participating in the CYSL of Pensacola, Click on the following links; >>> Register Here First ()
>>> Turn in CYSL Waiver()
>>> Turn in K-5th Grade Psychical Form(), or Middle School Pre-().
> Resources and Educational Opportunities >> Step-Up for Students Scholarships ( Dependent children of an active-duty member of the United States Armed Forces are eligible for a private school scholarship, regardless of household income thanks to “Step-Up for Students.” Step-up for Students offers two scholarships; the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the Family Empowerment Scholarship. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship gives families a choice of financial assistance towards private school tuition and fees. The Family Empowerment Scholarship may be used towards private school tuition and fees. For more information, click on the link () Step-Up for Students.
St. John School’s Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 are fun and exciting classes that create the perfect environment for learning for our youngest 3 and 4 year-old students The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program -- or VPK – prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. VPK helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials corresponding to various stages in child’s development. Click the link to register ().
>> Ray Dass Gifted Program St. John’s School offers a hybrid gifted program in conjunction with Ray Dass for qualified students, grades 6-8. The Ray Dass program has been awarded “Best Educational Software” and “Best Test Prep” in the nation, and has taken a previously unranked school to #1 in the nation among private schools for its number of Merit Scholars. Click the following link for more information (). Student-Led Transition Team St. John’s School student-led transition team are military-connected peers, who have volunteered to help incoming students of military families acclimate to their new school community. The team’s primary focus is to be a support group of “peer-buddies” for the new students of military families. The student transition team is led by our designated Transition Team Coordinator, and under the guidance of our military families’ POC. Because the students on the team are military-connected, most of them have experienced military relocations and transitioning into new schools. Our goal at St. John’s is help new students of military families feel welcomed, and assimilate as soon as possible to our school. Our Transition Coordinators link new military students with their support team members at every grade level. The Transition Coordinators and their support team welcome new military students to our school, become “peer-buddies” by helping them get acquainted with other students, showing them to their classes, introducing them to teachers, and eating lunch with them. The military families POC is responsible for ensuring the Transition Team Coordinators and other members of the student transition team are aware of the challenges faced by children of military families, and have tangible skills to address concerns or know when to escalate them to school staff. It is also important for all our student transition team members to be knowledgeable about our school, so they can answer questions about the school culture, extracurricular activities, student government, school grounds, and available support systems.
Exceptional Student Education Services St John’s School offers academic support for special need children K5-8th grade. Our Morning Star Program provides educational services to students with a range of learning challenges such as dyslexia, autism, and Down’s syndrome, but each of our Morning Star students is a contributing member of our school. Morning Star offers a range of resources, including qualified special education teachers and volunteers, who help our students exceed academically and developmentally. Our Morning Star students are an integral part of our student body, and collaborate with their classmates, the faculty, and staff schoolwide. Upcoming Military Recognition Events and Activities St. John’s is very proud of both its Church’s and School’s 148 year tradition of serving the spiritual and educational needs of the US Military in Pensacola, Florida. St. John’s School is always striving to improve, and earning the honor of being a Purple Star School of Distinction testifies to our devotion and ability to help children of military family’s transition to a new school, and providing them with a superior, liberal arts education. One way St. John’s celebrates their School’s 148 year history with the military, is by Designating April as the Month of the Military Child During the month of April, the school and individual grades do a variety of arts, crafts, and activities applauding military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and challenges they overcaome. St. John’s School also designated Apil 22nd as Month of the Military Child Luncheon, and hosts family members of military children for lunch in the school’s cafeteria. Photos of service members and their family or student are taken or collected for use on military displays or collages. It’s a fun event that also serves as a way for new military families to develop parallel, military support systems. During the St. John’s Month of the Military Child, we make all the student body aware of the sacrifices the military makes every day for our country, and we encourage students to wear purple (Month of the Military Child color), spirit wear, or red, white, & blue tops with shorts or jeans on designated days to show their patriotism and support for all our military family members. Because St. John’s School is just a mile outside the front gate of Naval Air Station (NAS), we can recommend resources on base that can help the transition of newly arrived military families and their children. One such base resource our school principal recommends is “STARBASE” Pensacola, which is the Department of Defense’s Military Appreciation Day Camp held at the National Flight Academy on NAS. “STARBASE” is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)-based day camp open to 4th-6th grade students, and free to military families.