Course of Studies Guide 2020-2021

The Saint John Vianney High School academic program offers a challenging, well-rounded, college-prep curriculum in a Catholic learning environment that facilitates student achievement at all levels of learning. Through our College Prep, Honors, Advanced Placement, and dual enrollment courses, we prepare our students for the challenges of college and productive Catholic citizenship. Our staff is proud to guide all of our students toward the achievement of their personal goals.

Curriculum and Departments

Saint John Vianney High School offers students an extensive variety of learning opportunities. We offer courses in Theology, Business and Technology, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Physical Education, and Health.

Block Scheduling

With our 4x4 block schedule, or four classes at a time for 90 days, our students can choose eight courses each year, thus allowing them to complete more classes per year than students at high schools with traditional scheduling.


We are proud to offer our students the opportunity to take college courses (dual enrollment courses) as part of their high school curriculum. Through agreements with Brookdale Community College (BCC) and Georgian Court University (GCU), Saint John Vianney High School is able to provide its students with the ability to gain college credit while in high school. The Early College Academy students earn an Associates Degree from BCC. Course Ahead courses through GCU provide 9th through 12th graders opportunities for college courses. SJV also offers Advance Placement courses, and our AP Academy allows students to take advantage of successful completion of the AP tests to enhance their acceptance into the college of their choice.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Saint John Vianney High School, students must meet our graduation requirements. All students must carry a full schedule and acquire 150 credits, and they are also required to complete our summer reading program.

Classes within each discipline integrate our Catholic faith and 21st Century Learning. Our curriculum is based on the Catholic philosophy of individual growth through academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual development. All students are issued a Tablet laptop. Our academic departments are constantly breaking ground in technology education through the use of Blackboard Online Learning System, interactive whiteboards, multimedia production software, projection equipment, 3D printers, and other online resources. Our teachers move fluidly between small group and whole class discussions, and over 99% of our graduates go on to attend college.

Saint John Vianney High School is fully accredited by AdvancEd and our academic curriculum follows, and in many areas exceeds, the guidelines established by the New Jersey Department of Education through its New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, as well as the Catholic education guidelines established by the Diocese of Trenton. We are based in Holmdel, New Jersey, and we are proud to serve Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and Ocean County.


Please check the LIST of colleges where our graduates have been accepted.

Colleges that accept Seton Hall Dual Enrollment Credits.

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