Welcome to the St John School Website. Catholic schools stand out from other educational institutions and the St John School is no exception. We serve grades PreK3-Grade 8. All of our students are taught about the Catholic faith – not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God. St John students are held to the highest of standards, each child is inspired to reach his or her potential. Lastly, our students learn the importance of service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others.
As the Principal of the St John School, I promise that your child will be in a safe, faith based learning environment that emphasizes Gospel values. Our amazing faculty and staff are dedicated to each child's academic success and spiritual growth.
I encourage you to call to schedule a tour of our school and to see firsthand our faith filled learning milieu. I look forward to hearing from you!
God Bless You
Mother Elaine, SCMC, Principal
The mission of St. John Catholic School is to provide an opportunity for students, parents, and staff to foster a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Infused with our faith, we strive to provide challenging academic programs in which dedicated, professional educators and families work together in a safe environment to inspire individual growth, self-discipline, confidence and Christian service.
Our shared efforts are directed toward creating an environment rich in opportunities to prepare our students spiritually, intellectually, socially, and emotionally for the future.
We are proud that both parents and students consider our school a great place to learn and we partner together in the words of our motto, to "educate the whole child." We invite you to be part of our school community where Jesus is the core.
I am very pleased with how this school year has begun. I look forward to seeing you at our Back to School night on Thursday, September 21, and our first PTO meeting on September 28. I want you to know that I will always make time in my schedule to meet with you to discuss any concerns that you have. I strongly encourage all parents to make an appointment with me first, rather than listen to someone who may not have the entire story. To demonstrate my point, I encourage you to read the following story:
It is a story of a most unusual penance St. Philip Neri assigned to a woman for her sin of spreading gossip.
The 16th century saint instructed her to take a feather pillow to the top of the church bell-tower, rip it open, and scatter the feathers to the four winds. This probably was not the kind of penance this woman, or any of us, would have been used to. But the penance didn’t end there. Philip Neri gave her a second, and more, difficult task. He told her to come down from the bell-tower and collect all the feathers that had been dispersed throughout the town. The poor woman, of course, couldn’t do it – and that was the point Philip Neri was trying to make in order to underscore the destructive nature of gossip. Our words have power.
It has been said that it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. Saint John School will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary this year. We are proud of our accomplishments and the students who have walked our halls, and we want to be here for future generations. So I pray that you will be mindful of the power of your words, and I encourage you to please bring any issues or questions you may have to me or your child’s teacher.
Mother Elaine Moorcroft S.C.M.C
Thursday, September 21 – Back to School Night (parents only)