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9-12
Private
Buckeystown, MD
Students enrolled: 260
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3989 Buckeystown Pike
Buckeystown, MD 21717

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(301) 662-4210
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March 15, 2015
This school has been a perfect fit for our children. We have one graduating this spring who will be heading off to college this fall, one who will be a senior this fall and a freshman this fall. We love the small school "family" atmosphere. SJCP has offered so many things academically and socially for which they could be a part of. Looking forward to another GREAT four years.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2015
SJCP is a small private school with engaging instructors who truly motivate the students. When our daughter first attended SJCP she was not happy about attending a small school. However, 6 months into the school year, she realized how much she had learned from her teachers and how well the staff took care of the students. She has now been accepted to 9 colleges ad is truly prepared for the next phase of her life. To quote her, " I think my freshman year will be very easy, SJCP has prepared me for challenging classes."

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March 15, 2015
Small safe love teachers who want to make a difference in the lives if our children. Although, I feel the tuition rate is keeping many in Frederick county from enrolling their children in the school. I'm a fan of lower the cost create more volume.

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March 14, 2015
Having one child who graduated three years ago and is currenlty flourishing in college, I have personally experienced the impact that this qualilty institution has on our children. Having one more enrolled who has yet to graduate, I can say that SJCP is a rising star in Frederick County. There is not better education I could have offered my children.

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March 14, 2015
A welcome member of the community. This school produces the highest level of students tha can only enhance the local community and the colleges they will attend

- submitted by a community member

March 14, 2015
I am very happy with the education that my children have received at SJCP. I have one in college now that was very well prepared and doing much better than a lot of his friends in his college classes. My other child is a student at the school and thriving academically, socially and spiritually. I have read the other comments and yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just don't share them. We have an excellent Board that works so hard, for free. SJCP doesn't have as many advanced level classes as they have at FCPS but the alumni seem to be doing fine at schools like Notre Dame, University of Maryland, Georgetown, Catholic University, Towson, Penn State and University of Chicago, just to name a few. Parents get caught up thinking that their kids won't make it in college and in life if they don't take 10 or 12 AP classes in high school and I just don't believe that to be the case. SJCP does have something that makes a huge difference and is of enormous value. SJCP works to educate the mind, body and SPIRIT of the students. It is an excellent choice if you are looking to educate your child in a community-based environment where they will learn, have fun and thrive.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2015
Saint John's has an age old history (over 180 years of educating youth in Maryland) and the school is now on a new campus just outside of Frederick. Small classes, great teachers, and a real sense of community makes this a great place to send your kids! Two of mine graduated from here

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2015
Best school ever! The teachers at SJCP genuinely care about the success of each student! After all, as parents don't we want the best for our kids? Worth every penny! One thing no one can ever take away from you is your education....and with that..my kids are getting the best!!

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March 14, 2015
I have two children who have gone through SJCP and I will never regret my decision to send them there. Both children (a girl and a boy) were able to enjoy smaller class sizes, a tight knit community of students and parents, and ample opportunities for extracurricular activities. They both played sports and were involved in several other clubs and organizations. Bothy children enjoyed the friendships the developed and the lifelong memories. As a parent, I was able to be involved in fundraising activities and I attended all of the sporting activities for my own children, as well as their classmates. SJCP is a loving and supportive environment.

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March 14, 2015
Saint John's has been everything we had hoped for when we decided to send our children there. They have a rigorous and complete academic program with a full compliment of AP classes but more important is it's focus as a true college prepatory school. My oldest is excelling in college and I have another that has been accepted to every school applied to and received significant scholarship offers from each school. Saint John's educates the mind, body and spirit and has a dedicated and talented staff that is energized and excited about the future at our new campus. I highly recommend you learn more about how they can help your child.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2014
I am also "a parent" and would like to respond to the other "parent" who posted in Feb. The school board has two parents as members. Of course there are no teachers on the board; find another private school in the country that has such a set-up! The administration has definitely become more strict this year so I'm not sure "fickle" is really the case, evidenced by the five recent suspensions and one expulsion. Complaints below are probably coming from the parent of one of these students.

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February 21, 2014
This school is on its way out. It has not much direction. Teachers are text book only and no latest greatest things. Always asking for money or donations of things when this is suppose to be a new school with new things has a hefty price tag to attend. No real PTA, Board members have been the same forever no terms no teachers on board no budget has been seen? I feel to send a child here now you are taking a big risk of not being able to finish due to unstable budget and management

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February 12, 2014
This school is still at square one Not a lot to offer my son went here and now My grandchild no stimulating of the mind If to do it again I would send my son and grandson To public school and save my money I feel its better to go to public they offer more

- submitted by a community member

February 11, 2014
This is a small school with limited resources. The administration is completely fickle when it comes to the expectations of student behavior and the consequences of inappropriate actions by changing the rules as needed. Favoritism and discrimination is very prevalent among the leaders of the school. They are more concerned about bringing in money than the well being of their students, which is why tuition increases every year. The core cirriculum classes are taught well, however, if you are looking to expand your children's interests in non-core related material, this school is not for you. They do not have the resources to offer a class for all students. My advice, enroll your child in the Frederick County Public school system, which has been ranked #5 in Maryland!

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2011
This school has great teachers and is much better than any public school in the area.

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January 07, 2004
St. John's school in academicaly geared to students of high intelligence. It havs a very good curriculia and innovative learning approach.

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Saint John's Catholic Prep
3989 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, MD  21717
(301) 662-4210
Last modified Saint John's Catholic Prep is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Saint John's Catholic Prep Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top