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St John The Baptist Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 40 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $162,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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2011:
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Posted May 21, 2014

Our daughter went to SJB from preschool to 8th grade. She is now in Honors classes, has an incredible work ethic and a strong foundation of faith. There were some tough years, but we always had the support of her teachers to give her extra help. The parent community it so amazing and I miss that the most. If you are considering SJB, please schedule a tour, your child can even shadow in class. They also have a terrific athletic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

I have been contact with SJB for 14 years in one way or another. Unfortunately, it has been deteriorating rapidly. This isn't due to the school administration or the teachers, but rather the parish administration and Father Ron. The parish administration has taken all of the school decisions away from the school. The teachers are no longer trusted. The school administration is ignored and the environment is tense and depressed. In the name of bringing back the "a place to call home environment" the principal and the assistant principal, a woman that has been the glue to keeping the children the most important asset, haas been released. Who let's an accredited, awarded, loving, caring person that fights with her life to keep the voices of children heard? A woman that will fight all politics or heavy handed parish administration to ensure the children remain the schools first priority. Sadly, I no longer support this school.


Posted March 18, 2013

This is an excellent school. It provides a strong Catholic atmosphere with excellent academics. The college scholarship money our oldest two received was more than enough to cover the cost of K-12 Catholic school for all four of our kids, two of which are still not even in high school yet. Even without the college scholarship money, St. John's would be a great choice, simply because of the way the education integrates the whole person - mind, body, and spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2011

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything about St. John's is absolutely fantastic!! Wonderful teachers, children, and leadership!! Expectations are high and children are challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

We are parents of a gifted elementary student whose needs were not being met elsewhere. She has flourished here!! Most curriculum tends to be accelerated. Excellence is expected. Her teacher is absolutely phenomenal. We are also impressed with the leadership of the school. The school is very well-run. The children are kind and accepting as well. My child loves school and comes home with a smile each day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

I am a family member of someone who attends this school. The morale and the atmosphere of this school are not good. We are looking else where. The attitude is "we will just get new people" esp. preschoolers/kindergarten and when they dislike us, then we'll just get new people. Seems kind of inefficient to me.


Posted June 26, 2010

We love St. John's. Our children are very happy there and are very challenged academically. The administration knows exactly what they are doing as they have sent many students successfully on to high school. Parent's need to realize, this is a PRIVATE school. When you put your child here, you accept the philosophies of the school. If you want to have a voice, you need to try a public or charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I have had two students go there for all K-8 years, and two others in the school right now. It is an excellent school academically and spiritually; my oldest is now a straight-A student in college on a full ride. My second is doing extremely well in high school, and I think a great deal of their success is because of what they got at St. John's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

This used to be a great school. If a parent donates a lot of money to the school, your voice counts more.The school started following the trends of the public school, so why bother?


Posted February 19, 2010

This was a wonderful school. Expectations were high and parental involvement was heavily encouraged. Now administrative decisions restrict the growth of the school and many families are leaving or have already left. Parents aren't welcomed at all.


Posted January 3, 2010

This school is a waste of money. The leadership doesn't listen. This is how problems are handled: you can leave. Put your kids in the public school and save the money for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I have two children who graduated from this school and two more who are still there. The academic and spiritual preparation has been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

i am a student who went there the students are just cruel to each other they do not respect what you have to say .. the teachers teach for their benifit not for your benifit if you go there then you wsill here the teachers say 'be quiet i might get in trouble' then i changed shchools that is the best thing i have ever done
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

Both my 1st and kindergartner go here and it certainly worth the money in my opinion. I help out in the classroom and the teachers are amazing. The programs they are involved in has challenges for everyone. The kids learn more here than my niece ever did in her public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2007

Our child attended preschool and we found the teachers and program high end. The school is oriented toward social-emotional, intellectual, and spiritual learning. A focus on character building and good student relationships was something we weren't finding in other pre-schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

This school has a great program, my 2 nephews and 1 neice go their and the teachers are so caring. Well worth the money being paid every month to send their kids their. Once a week my Sister-in-law and I go to the school to help out with the classrooms. They offer music, art, sports, and other extracurricular programs. They offer an excellent education and it's well worth the cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Academic programs are challenging for children and seem a bit advanced in comparison to other schools in the city. Programs are ample and good choice for children. Sports is moderate to good. Often not enough kids to be highly competative to bigger city schools (we have softball, baseball, volleyball, basketball, etc. Also, missing soccer. Art and music are good. Level of parent involvment is voluntary and encouraged. Many parents are involved!
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 56%
Hispanic 9% 32%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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350 Emery Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 776-8760

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