As a parent of 4 St. John students I will say that this school provides everthing we look for in a catholic, plus more! The teachers go above and beyond to reach each and every student. The lessons in values and faith are not just taught, they are demonstrated by every teacher in their words, their actions and their beliefs. My children who have graduated from St. John the Evangelist often say how well prepared they were entering into highschool. They really value their time spent there!
I am a parent with a current student and a child that graduated from St. John a few years ago. St. John's has provided an excellent education for my children. Students also develop spiritually thru attending weekly mass, service and other activities. What sets St. John apart is the wonderful dedicated teachers and staff. They truly care about the children. The principal Sister Linda knows every student by name and wants the best for them. St. John also has a strong community environment for both students and parents.
As parents, we are very fortunate to have a principal and teachers at St John the Evangelist School who are dedicated to providing children with a quality Catholic Education. Our principal was named 2012 Archidoces Of Baltimore Principal of the Year. The school is a recipient of the 2008 National Blue Ribbon Award as well. Each of our four sons ages (twelve and under) enrolled at St John"s benefit daily from these many achievements in academic excellence the school has achieved. There is the chance to attend Weekly Mass together as a School Family. The Sisters of St Joseph Convent located on our school campus grounds and children are blessed by the daily interaction and contact with these dedicated Nuns. By attending St John's, we are confident that our children will be better prepared academically, spiritually and emotionally for both their future educational and life experiences.
This is a great school! We are parents of 3 children at St John and are overwhelmingly happy with the school. Our oldest, a graduate attends an academically challenging high school and has been extremely well prepared; certainly academically, but in organization, confidence and most importantly character. Our other children have blossomed as students, challenged in a way that has brought them to realize the excitement in their own capacity to learn and the success from hard work. The dedicated and experienced administration and teachers are professional, communicative and most of all caring, where the children are valued, each as unique and gifted. All of this works in a Catholic community of enormous hospitality where there are many opportunities to participate in the enrichment of the school and develop lasting relationships with the families of your children s peers. The school continues to have stable enrollment. The few who leave are mostly due to career relocation and have difficulty replacing all of the good things that exist here. Even among very good public schools, this is a clear and definite value. We cannot say enough of the benefits of this Catholic education.
I took my child out of this school in the past year, along with several other long term parents who also took their children out of the school who were not satisfied with the lack of concern for the children displayed by the administration and a few of the teachers. The administration is more focused on what the community thinks about them rather than addressing the needs of the children. There is little room for adequate or healthy social development at the school. Parents that contribute a lot of money or time to the school virtually run the school and decide who the children will even friend at the school. Most of the people at this school are not even from the Severna Park area - but rather Pasadena. People in Severna Park know that the public schools are better and they don't have to pay for a good education. Many parents with kids still at the school feel this way but are just too afraid to change schools for fear that it may be worse elsewhere. At least one teacher is a known bully to one student in her class each year and the administration does nothing about it to really address the problem.
I went to this school the past two years and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I felt traumatized on so many different levels. The teachers are bullies, especially with boys, and very negative. All they wanted to do was find fault and attack me verbally. This was confusing for me as I was very young. I didn't even want to go to school for the first time in my life and I was always a good student. I even had straight A's in the highest classes, with good conduct and good effort marks in all of my classes. Parents don't sent your children to St. John's, and parents listen to what your children are telling you about what is really happening there right now. It's true.
St. Johns is a great, caring learning environment for my children. We are very pleased with the kid's teachers, and appreciate how dedicated the principal is to the school and kids. We especially appreciate the lack of drama, which we had a great deal of at our previous school. This is clearly due to the principal. The school is a warm and quality community with great participation from families, and support from the school and parish leadership.
I really love this school. The church is so involved with the school and all the teachers are highly qualified. I could not want a better school. The school is very diverse to be so small. I was welcomed with open arms and the staff and teachers are willing to work with you. If you are deciding which Catholic school is right for your family, look no further! I love this school along with my kids and family!
I am a St. John's graduate, and am now close to graduating college. I attended St. John's for 6 years and throughout those years I had good experiences, but mostly felt (along with siblings/friends/family) that the administration was cold and unable to accurately understand the true needs of their students. In my experience I was spoken to in a very unprofessional manor, and instead of problems being brought to the attention of my parents, administration would be very superficial and minimize any problem so they would not look bad. I personally would never think about sending my child to St. John's and I know my parent's have their regrets about it too. I wish I had better things to say about it, but for the yearly tuition being paid, disappointment is an understatement.
This is a good school with good ties to the faith and with some good education programs. Most of the teachers really care about the whole student and not just the academic part of the student's lives. The administration needs to put an emphasis on student programs like those against bullying. Overall, we have a good school, but the students of our school would be better served with a new administration that has new and fresh ideas.
It is a Blue Ribbon school with excellent teachers, a faith community that is strong and very supportive parents.
I attent St John's now and I'm very happy with it. I've learned many things that I will keep close to me until I'm a grownup. I'm in sixth grade and we have great teachers. I haven't had a bad teacher yet! I hope to continue with St. John's until I'm in 8th grade! I love this school and highly recomend it! I would also like to say how proud I am to be part of a Blue Ribbon School, and that we are a Green School too!
I love this school! My family has been in it for 3 generations! Everyone is nice and you can meet and befreind the teachers. No one is left out of the activities. I am taught by the best teachers and I have never thought of another school. I have never been to a different school. Everyone will agree!
My son has attended St. Johns since kindergarten and he is now in his last year here - in 8th grade. It saddens me greatly to see his, and my, time ending here at the end of this year. Throughout the course of his time at St. Johns, he has overcome many personal challenges, and is more than well-prepared to enter a private high school environment. I am very proud of him for the young man he is becoming, and I have Sister Linda Larsen, Mrs. Molly LaChapelle, and all of the teachers and staff at St. Johns to thank for enriching my son's personal and academic life. I recommend St. John the Evangelist highly to anyone wishing to provide their child with an academic environment rich in values, structure, discipline, and exceptional academics.
Hi I am a student here at St. Johns and I feel its a great prepatory school for getting in to public or private highschools.
The first thing that comes to mind is Sister Linda The principal at St. John. This is not a job to her, this is her life. It is her school. Parent involvement is high on the list! Discipline appropriately given. My sons teacher worked with him after school to help him. He really has done well here. I must say they really go the extra mile here for the children.
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