History of Saint John's College High School
The primary purpose of St. John's College is to aid personal growth through education. St. John's College is a community of persons, students, administrators, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees all brothers and sisters before God. Each member of this community should show concern for the others' personal development, encouraging, stimulating, guiding and supporting one another so that each utilizes his talents and realizes his destiny as a free, creative, self-disciplined and responsible human being.
While every member of the community is important, the primary emphasis, as in all schools, is on the development of the students. St. John's College is privileged to share with the parents and guardians the task of helping Belizeans attain a healthy maturity as integrated persons, Christian in their values and their vision of reality. Within the scope of its resources, it hopes to provide learning experiences which will encourage each person to develop, in an integrated way, all his/her faculties and
talents - for his/her own self-worth and to be of greater service to his/her family, the Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan, the Christian community at large, Belize and the world. The College fulfills its purpose by means appropriate to a school: personal witness, teaching and research, by the discovery, preservation and communication of knowledge and truth.
St. John's College affirms its commitment to the vision and values of the Roman Catholic Church and of the Society of Jesus, by whose members it was founded. It affirms its dedication to the people of Belize, and strives to encourage a deeper understanding of and respect for their history and culture. And finally, it strives to broaden our vision and concern to include all our brothers and sisters around the world, especially those who are poor and struggling to find that freedom in Christ, which alone can bring peace to the human heart.
Dear Saint John’s College Family,
I am greatly rejoiced and proudly place on record the fact that St. John’s College High School has unfolded into an institution of glorious past and great future.
St. John’s College High School is more than just a school. It is an institution established by the Jesuits and imbued with the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola that forms men to serve with and for others.
In fact, the St. John’s College High School school community takes great pride in living out the school’s mission statement daily while maintaining its traditions and high standards.
As a visionary and futuristic school, we will continue to provide a dynamic, diverse, and progressive education in tandem with sound Catholic and Jesuit values and ideals. We will continue to encourage students to embrace their dignity and to show respect for himself and others. Most importantly, St. John’s College High School will continue to prepare men of integrity who, because they are instilled the value of “finding God in all things”, are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to justice.
Testament of the aforementioned is depicted in the many experiences shared in our yearbook. Our yearbook, in essence, will remind you of the yearlong experiences of everyone at our beloved St. John’s College High School. I am sure that the content is not only informative, but also impressive and enjoyable.
In our pursuit of a holistic Jesuit education, I appreciate our parent fraternity for supporting the school in every aspect. I also laud the relentless efforts of our teachers for giving their all to bring out the best in every student. Lastly, I will exhort the students to be a “Man for and With Others” – if we give a little, the return is infinite.
I am excited and humbled to continue to serve the Jesuit community and the great work of the school’s mission to form men engaged in the world who render dedicated service to humanity and live a happy and peaceful life.
All for the greater glory of God,
Men and Women For and With Others
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE
Princess Margaret Drive
Belize City, Belize, C.A.
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