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St. John the Baptist Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 117 students

Our school is best known for our familial atmosphere.
 
 

 
 

Living in Johnsburg

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $120,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,240.

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Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014

I am sending my kids to this school because I trust the people that teach there and what they are teaching. Teachers are suppose to be unbiased, but that is NOT what we have found in the public school system. We are a strong conservative family and we were homeschooling until we found St. John's. They do great things with the resources they have and more families should check them out, they also help with tuition if you are unable to pay the full amount.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

We have been thrilled to send our children to St Johns. My daughters attended the local public school last year and I was satisfied ; But, we are so much happier that they are at St Johns. The girls are thriving. They are receiving an excellent education, building character, and their faith is stronger than ever. Thank you St Johns for being such a positive influence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

I send my kids here for the excellent education. I could care less what the gym looks like, or that there is no cafe. Big deal, I make a better lunch than any school cafe and I'm not raising pro athletes. What I am raising are 2 smart, funny, caring boys that understand respect, hard work and accountability. This is what they learn here. Any issue I have had to deal w/ is handled swiftly. There is a sense of community and I like it. I don't need the staff to kiss up to me..I need them to teach my children, and they do a fine job. I feel confident my kids are receiving the best I can offer them. I want my children to grow up to be confident and willing to accept responsibility...not whiney brats w/ no discipline. They love the school and so do I...how often do you hear that?
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Posted January 3, 2012

I have had children at St Johns for many years. It has been an an absolutely positive experience in our life. My children were academically ahead going to high school. Not only were they ahead, they were taught values that made them an all around successful person. I know when I drop my children off at school there is not a worry. I know they are taken care off and they will be taught by example. Not only that I feel lucky that can attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My children received a great education at St. John's. The teachers really care and the students learn to have respect and confidence as well as knowledge.


Posted February 16, 2010

I have nothing but good things to say about this school! Great test scores, great teachers, clean, organized learning environment. Faith is very important to the daily lesson plans and daily interactions. We are very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

My child has been attending St. John the Baptist for 4 years and has loved every moment of it. Their teachers are phenomenal. This school is not only academically outstanding but it teaches our children high values and morals. St. Johns has created a wonderful feeling of community for our children and families. It truly is more than a school to us- we are like family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

I have been very pleased with St. John the Baptist School. The teachers, principal and staff are warm, receptive to parents, and teach by example. I feel comfortable sending my children to a school every day where I know they are both physically and spriritually safe. They have been very happy at St. John's and it shows in their progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

My father went to St. John's, I went to St. John's and now our daughter's go there. I love the small size of the school & the classrooms as it promotes a bond with the younger & older children you can't get at large schools. The curriculum is challenging & teaches the children so much more than I would dream they would learn at early ages. The staff is loving, considerate & really want more for the students. We are blessed to have our children at St. John's!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

Excellant staff, warm atmosphere, good discipline. Medium to small class numbers, but a lot of individual attention always. No cafeteria, but library, computer lab, gymnasium, playground, field, and 2 seperate buildings.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Theory

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jackson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (815) 363-3337

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • St. John the Baptist Church
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Johnsburg Public Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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  • We are a wonderful environment for your child to learn and grow. We take care of educating your child's mind, body and soul. We welcome you to come and see what the fuss is all about!
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Marian Central Catholic High School
Johnsburg High School
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2304 Church St
Johnsburg, IL 60051
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Phone: (815) 385-3959

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