Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about a St. John Neumann Education

Q: What makes a St. John Neumann School education so special?

A: St. John Neumann School is a Middle States Accredited school where students receive a holistic learning experience, encompassing high academic standards, character development, and faith education. Our community extends beyond the school walls to our students' families, friends, and the entire Peace of Christ Parish community. This caring support network is our most vital asset in providing your child with a safe and happy school experience.

Q: How does SJN School compare to local public schools?

A: SJN School is proud of our students' performance on New York State testing. Click here to see how we stack up against NYS, RCSD, and East Irondequoit Central School District students.

Q: Is there an accredited Pre-School Program at SJN School?

A: Yes. We offer a wonderful program for 3 and 4 year old pre-school children at a highly competitive price.

Q: Do we have to be Catholic to send our child to SJN School?

A: No. We welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds to our learning community.

Q: How much does it cost to send a child to SJN School?

A: Current tuition rates, as well as extended care offerings, are available for pre-school here, and for Kindergarten-Grade 5 here. Scholarships and financial aid are available.

Q: What curriculum does SJN School follow?

A: Our curriculum is dictated by the Diocese of Rochester, taught with the goal of meeting and exceeding the standards set by New York State and the Common Core. Subject areas include religion, reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, computers, music, art, physical education, and health.

As a Catholic school, a religious dimension is woven throughout study to enhance the academic curriculum. Each child is seen as a person whose integrity rests upon the fulfillment of his or her potential as a child of God. Great care is taken to provide growth in Christian beliefs, values, and attitudes throughout the school program on a daily basis.

Q: Are uniforms required?

A: Yes. Uniforms are required for students in K-5 classes. Pre-K students are encourage to wear comfortable, age-appropriate clothing.

Q: How often will students attend church?

A: Each grade level celebrates monthly masses in the peaceful setting of the chapel along with monthly school masses and prayer services. Masses celebrated are the opening mass (start of school), Christmas, Lent, Easter, and closing mass (end of year). All services throughout the year are highlighted on the school's calendar. This will most often occur at Peace of Christ's St. Ambrose Church, directly adjacent to the SJN School.

Q: What are the hours for a normal school day at SJN School?

A: The school day for grades Pre-K-5 is 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.

Q: How does bus transportation work at SJN School?

A: Bussing is provided by your home district for any child in grades K-5 who are more than 1.5 miles from St. John Neumann and within a 15 mile radius from the home district (per State Law). Transportation forms are available at registration.

Q: Does SJN School offer extended child care?

A: Yes. We offer a flexible and affordable child care program for our SJN School families that extends beyond normal school hours. For specifics, read our extended care information.

Q: What enrichment activities are offered?

A: We offer a variety of after-school activities including Spanish Club, Gardening Club, Odyssey of the Minds, Lego League, Intergenerational Bell Choir, Chess Club, and many more.

Q: May I volunteer?

A: Yes! We welcome family members to volunteer in our school. All volunteers must complete CASE training every three years.

Q: How do I set up a tour?

A: We would love to host you for a private tour of our facilities and a meeting with our principal. To schedule a meeting, please call the main office at 585-288-0580.