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STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, represents a holistic and interconnected educational approach that integrates these disciplines to create a well-rounded learning experience for students. In STEAM education, students actively engage in hands-on, project-based learning, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the application of knowledge to real-world challenges.

Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of the educational curriculum, dedicated to enhancing the overall well-being and physical fitness of students at developmentally appropriate stages. A central goal of PE is for students to learn the skills they need to be physically active for a lifetime.   Starting with Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 (PreK-2), the focus is on fundamental movement skills, basic coordination, and play to nurture gross and fine motor skills. As students progress to Grades 3-8, the program introduces more structured activities, incorporating the basic rules of team sports, cooperative games, and fitness exercises to enhance cardiovascular and muscular health. Motor skill development is a key aspect, encompassing both gross and fine motor skills through activities like running, jumping, throwing, catching, and hand-eye coordination exercises.


The PE program at CPCS places a strong emphasis on team building and cooperation, fostering small group activities that promote teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship. In grades 6-8, Health education is seamlessly integrated, covering topics such as nutrition, with lessons on the importance of a balanced diet and healthy food choices, as well as basics on social, emotional, and mental health 


Students are introduced to fundamental artistic concepts, exploring various mediums, such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. The program evolves to accommodate the developmental stages of students, progressing from basic techniques to more intricate and nuanced forms of artistic expression. Emphasis is placed not only on the mastery of skills but also on fostering creativity, self-expression, and an appreciation for diverse artistic styles. Students are encouraged to explore their unique perspectives, cultivating a sense of confidence and individuality in their creative endeavors. 


Students in elementary school participate in a foundational introduction to the world of music, fostering an appreciation for various musical elements and genres. Beginning with basic concepts like rhythm and melody, students explore vocal training through singing and often participate in choral activities, cultivating teamwork and harmony. Instrumental exploration may involve recorder lessons or the use of Orff instruments, providing hands-on experiences in wind instruments and percussive elements.


In fifth grade through 8th grade, students choose between Choir, Orchestra and Band to fulfill their music requirement. Each of these programs offer unique opportunities for students to engage with and appreciate music. 


In the choir, students join their voices in harmonious unison, exploring the expressive power of vocal performance. 


In the orchestra, students choose a string instrument such as the violin, viola, bass or cello and  delve into the rich tradition of classical music, learning the intricacies of orchestration and the collaborative art of creating a cohesive and expressive musical tapestry. 


In the band, students choose from a  mix of brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments. Band members refine their technical proficiency on their instruments as well as develop a keen understanding of ensemble dynamics. 

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St. John, IN 46373



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