Be Known – Be true – Be you
Every parent wants their children to become the best version of themselves. At St. John the Baptist Catholic School, we make that possible. Our students are known and loved. As a small school community, our teachers know students across our entire school. Our students are close to peers in other classes. Our parent community is connected. We educate students in academics, virtue, and service. Our curriculum is evidence based. Our reading, math, and science curriculums are among the highest rated by independent evaluators. Our teachers receive frequent training on instructing the unique needs of different students. Our STEM program allows students to do hands on science with robotics, engineering kits, and STEM class. Our older students are leaders in our school. They have classroom buddies, lead announcements, lead faith families and special prayer services. Our students perform service projects for the school and the greater community.
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is an enduring community, welcoming students to be known and loved, to excel academically, thrive spiritually, and lead with generosity and joy.
The St. John the Baptist School community is a collection of learners who are dedicated to enhance the unique gifts God gave us, so we may do His will. We fulfill this purpose through the following means:
Praise and Understanding. Prayer and religious instruction is integrated into our programs to give praise to the Lord, pursue an understanding of His will, seek His intercession in our lives, and encourage us to live by Christ’s example of loving service.
Personalization. We recognize and celebrate that each learner is unique. We strive to optimize learning programs to embrace and enhance each learner’s personal gifts.
Focus on Learner Outcomes. Our efforts focus on enabling each learner to grow towards excellence in their abilities and confidence in:
- Their love of the Lord, themselves, and others
- Their core skills
- Their desire and ability to learn
- Their ability to think critically
- Their ability to collaborate
- Their ability to create
- Their desire and ability to serve
Service. We undertake impactful service activities to do God’s will and inspire all learners to live a life of service.
Collaboration. We pursue this journey collectively via the communication and collaboration of our religious leaders, faculty, staff, students, parents, parishioners,
and our broader school community.
St. John’s School is fully accredited by the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA), which ensures that the school meets rigorous standards and has developed a strategic plan for continuous improvement. St. John’s strategic plan and State of the School Report can be found at the bottom of this page. More information on MNSAA can be obtained on the MNSAA website.