New York State Standards Blended with a Catholic Education

Choosing an education at St. John Vianney, provides a truly exceptional experience for your child.  Throughout all grades, students receive curriculum aligned with New York State Standards, but also incorporates Catholic Education. Your child will not only be engaged in 21st century academics with state of the art technology, but they will learn to become leaders,  St. John Vianney promotes the values of a Christian, and models for success.

Rigorous Curriculum with Unique Opportunities

St. John Vianney offers advanced courses in both Mathematics and Science, allowing your child to get ahead, before entering high school! In addition, students are exposed to the Spanish curriculum, beginning in second grade.  Our students certainly are prepared to tackle the next set of challenges their high schools will present.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math has been driven by the business community to prepare a more agile, educated workforce for our country's future. However, in recent years, it has been increasingly evident that our economy is truly driven by innovation, creativity and communication nurtured through the "Arts" is an essential component to innovation and worthy of emphasis as well.  Rooted in our faith as Catholic schools, "Religion" is woven throughout all subjects and completes the picture for a holistic approach to education.  STREAM schools, therefore, are the necessary evolution of STEM Schools in Buffalo, using an interdisciplinary approach to bridge subject areas.  It is important to note that that STREAM Education is not a new curriculum, but a philosophical framework for delivering excellence in Catholic education for 21st century

5th Grade D.A.R.E. Program

This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Thank you to Orchard Park Police, Officer Mazur and the Commissioner for their support of the program at SJV.