St. John Neumann Catholic School

School Name:
St. John Neumann Catholic School
Location:
2415 E. Orman, Pueblo, CO 81004

Principal: Joyce Baca Anderson
Number of students: 155
Number of teachers: 16
Grades served: Preschool through 8th Grade School motto: St. John Neumann Catholic School: Nurturing and Challenging Every Student’s Mind, Body, and Spirit.

If you had to describe your school in one sentence, what would you say?
St. John Neumann Catholic School is an amazing community comprised of quality passionate teachers, eager learners, wonderful families, a dedicated Board of Directors, and tremendous supporters.

What do you consider the greatest strength of the school?
We recognize that each of us is unique bringing our culture, our family, our experiences, our knowledge, and our values together to be a strong school family - We are the St. John Neumann Panther Family!
How do your students serve others?
Each class has a partner class where they have opportunities to help one another, participate in social justice projects coordinated through our Student Council. They take responsibility for community projects and activities such as school supplies for the hurricane victims, “port-pillows” with an attached a prayer to each port-pillow for cancer patients and winter hat collection for cancer patients, just to name a few.

Describe how faith/Catholic identity is modeled in your school:
Our Catholic Identity is celebrated, visible, and part of our regular school day. We begin each day with our school-wide prayer, gather weekly for “circle time” that includes a prayer service, and recognition of individual classes and/or students, celebrate Mass with the various clergy from the Pueblo community as well as with Bishop Berg. In addition, our classrooms and common areas are named in memory of saints and closed Catholic schools. Most importantly, religious instruction is not just during a specific period of the day, but rather our religious instruction is interwoven and very much part of our daily schedule. Our spirituality is visible the moment you enter the building; it is also visible in our art projects, readings, and the way our students behave.