St. John’s Academy Recognizes Growth Since its Inception
Regardless of the fact that the St. John’s Academy began its operations in 2012, with a student body of 37, 11 full time and 4 part time staff members, Dr. Juliana Magloire is contented with the School’s progress so far.
The St. John’s Academy located in Portsmouth, is the first Catholic Secondary School in the North of the Island.
Dr. Juliana Magloire, Principal of the Academy said, the school only has forms one to three but will have a fourth form in September and a fifth form will follow in September of 2014 to complete the school.
The academy has introduced Chinese language a new and unique subject in their curriculum for the new term.
The language will be taught by a Dominican who has studied in China for many years.
Presently classes are being held from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm as space is being shared with the St. John’s primary School.
However they are plan on making a change from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the best interests of the students.
She said the school always conducts an assessment to determine the students’ academic level.
The school’s motor, although Latin, reads in English “Striving for Excellence”.
Dr. Magloire believes the school has excelled tremendously in academics, sports and even culture; she has no doubt that the school will thrive.