Why parents choose SJB
St. John Bosco Catholic School educates the whole child. In addition to strong academics and developing faith, a rich variety of offerings provide students the opportunity to expand their learning beyond the textbook. Clubs and activities provide students with opportunity to develop leadership characteristics, to learn how to speak up or about a subject they are passionate about, they are mentored by and are mentors to students of other ages. They fine tune their relationship skills and learn how to communicate by listening and asking questions, Clubs, activities and sports are a significant element of the life of a St. John Bosco Catholic School student.
Chess at St. John Bosco is provided through Chess Emporium, they meet once a week after school in the Library. Students as young as Kindergarten are taught the rules, the logic and the art of winning or losing at Chess. St. John Bosco students successfully compete in valley-wide tournaments.
Learn more about the fun, adventure filled world of Scouting! Cub Scouts is for 1st through 5th grade boys. Boys can join along the way in any grade and throughout the year. Contact Dave Forseth or Brian Snow for more information. Visit our website for a calendar of events and additional scouting information at http://www.azpack77.com
The purpose of the Robotics Club to to provide a fun environment for SJB students to learn about math and science. The main focus of the club is competing in the First Lego League. The First Lego League is a yearly robotics and science competition that emphasizes learning and developing teamwork. The first part of the year the team concentrates on getting the robots ready for the FLL competition. After the competition in November the team works on improving their understanding of building and programming of the Lego Ev3 robots used in the competition. Here is a video that better demonstrates how the Robotics team prepares for the competition.
Students work with a moderator to produce the school yearbook during performing arts classes for 7th/8th grade students. Besides learning how to work with online production, students learn to plan a project, to delegate, work to deadlines, all with a high attention to detail.