There are three to ten students in each class.
Currently, the ratio is 70 percent boys to 30 percent girls.
Buses or vans are offered to several locations.
An alternative form of transportation available to Janus students is the Amtrak train. The Mount Joy Amtrak train station is 1 mile from the school, and transportation can be provided from the train station to the school at a nominal cost. To view the train timetable, visit www.amtrak.com.
Students pack their lunch or they can participate in our new hot lunch program. Started in 2009-2010, this new hot lunch program offers hot lunches provided by the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center here in Mount Joy. Each student lunch is $3.90. Click here to view a sample menu.
Lunch is monitored and students are encouraged to use this time to socialize, as well practice their socialization-communication skills.
Our teachers are certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Janus teachers are student-centered, innovative, active, collaborative, and are true professionals in teaching students following best-practice models.
Student council and our Dean of Students plan events throughout the year, such as an afternoon at Laserdome, bowling, weekend dances and other non-academic social activities.
School hours are 8 AM — 3 PM daily. Early morning tutorial is offered from 7:30 — 8 AM, and after-school tutorial is offered 3 — 3:30 PM. Our office summer hours are 8 AM — 2 PM, Monday through Thursday. The Janus School Summer Program hours are 8 AM — 3 PM, Monday through Friday.
All Janus policies are provided in the Janus Student & Parent Handbook . Our policies are developed with the student's best interest in mind, and include topics such as policies on homework, student behavior, bullying and grades.
Yes. Many of our students receive financial aid. The application process is straightforward, and the Director of Admission and Outreach is available to help you make the process simple and easy. Additionally, to help simplify this process for you, we offer a Financial Aid Workshop in January each year.
Janus offers a very individualized education tailored to the child's specific learning needs. This individual approach and the skills of our staff are unique to The Janus School. Janus helps children learn their strengths, as well as how to manage and champion for their own learning style. The goal is to help a student confidently become a successful and independent learner so that he or she can thrive in a standardized learning environment, such as college. Janus's success lies in the success of our students.
Janus success lies in the success of our students. This is best captured in the words of our students and parents.
There are many opportunities available at Janus, including clubs, Student Council, science and social studies fairs, annual school play, health and wellness courses, as well as art and music classes. In addition, various newsletters are published highlighting student achievements both in and out of school.
Students at The Janus School undertake a number of individual academic and non-academic leadership initiatives designed to improve organizational and social skills, and build confidence. These include:
Students earn a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania high school, secondary school diploma.
At Janus, we believe that student progress is best assessed through recognizing students' developing self-esteem, confidence, awareness, internalization and application of skills, as well as through academic-focused narrative reports and standardized achievement testing. In the lower division (grades K-5), grades are not maintained as part of the students' school records, and in the middle division (grades 6-8), grades are kept for reading, writing, and math. Grades and credits are maintained in the upper division (grades 9-12).
No. Our tutoring program is individualized and intensive. All first year students receive a daily one-to-one diagnostic tutorial. We strongly recommend students continuing tutorials beyond the first year, which requires an additional fee. By keeping tutorials within the school day, students are open to spend their time after school engaging in activities that build self-confidence and are non-academic-based, as well as independently learning to manage their school assignments.
No. We teach diagnostically and individually, and do not promote any one instructional program.
All seniors are enrolled in a senior transition class, which guides the college process. The senior transition teacher and the Academic Director facilitate the process. Juniors and seniors also attend area college fairs, and attend presentations by college representatives and Janus alumni at The Janus School. Parents are invited to transition workshops.
Our alumni's success stands as proof that the "Janus Education" works. 74% of Janus alumni attend college and post-graduate school. 16% of Janus alumni directly enter the workforce. 7% of Janus alumni attend a vocational/technical school. 3% of Janus alumni join the military.
The measure of The Janus School's success lies in the success of its former students.