St. John Neumann Catholic High School is committed to providing our students with a rigorous, quality, Catholic, college preparatory education, rooted in the Gospel values and the educational philosophy of St. John Bosco.
We create a unique learning environment that effectively prepares each student to positively impact the world through lives lived with faith, integrity, intelligence, personal responsibility, joy and selfless service.
The Salesian Religious Order of Teaching Nuns and a dedicated lay faculty are fully committed to following St. John Bosco’s “Preventative System” of educating students through reason, religion, and loving-kindness.
Also known as the Oratory Model, this time-honored and enormously successful program provides students with:
- a Home where young people feel welcomed, loved, supported, and safe;
- a School where deeply caring instructors challenge academic strengths and improve academic weaknesses;
- a Church where numerous and varied faith-formation opportunities allow students and staff to deepen their relationship with God;
- a Playground where students can celebrate life and each other through the companionship of healthy relationships.
Their overriding motto is “Before you can reach a student’s mind, you must first reach their heart.”
We believe in God, our loving Creator and Father;
We believe in the intrinsic value of the human being as created in God’s image and called to be his child. This includes all persons and excludes any forms of racism and other discrimination.
We believe that the deepest purpose of each man and woman is to create, enrich, and share life through love and reverence in the human community. This motivates our open and relentless pursuit of truth. For this reason, we foster reverence for life in all its human potential.
We believe that we should support all persons in their free and responsible life-sharing through family and social systems, and through political, scientific, and cultural achievements.
We believe that we must strive for a human community of justice, mutual respect and concern. In this context, we must cultivate, respect and care for our planet and its resources.
We believe that laws exist for the benefit and well-being of individual persona, that legal systems must express the common good, and that all government must be subject to the courageous, though respectful and loyal, criticism of intelligent and responsible citizens.
We believe that the law of justice and love must regulate the personal, family, economic, political, and international life of all persons if civilization is to endure. We believe in the teaching and example of Jesus Christ.
St. John Bosco, popularly referred to as Don Bosco, was inspired to create a vast movement of persons to bring the Gospel of Jesus to young people and to work for the benefit of the young. He founded the Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians of Don Bosco) and the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters).
The Salesian method is based on reason, religion, and loving-kindness, the three principles of Don Bosco’s educational system.
Through their work with youth, especially in the field of education, the sisters create a serene, family-like environment.
The Salesian Sisters work with youth encouraging them to take on leadership roles with one another.
They encourage the young to become good Christians and honest citizens.