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St John The Baptist School

Private | PK-8 | 465 students


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Posted July 11, 2013

This is a catholic school in name only. Known bullies are given free reign because they are related to the staff. The caring demeanor of the administration goes away if they are ever asked about their decisions. Think twice about having your child attend, then choose somewhere else, your child will be glad you did.

Posted February 4, 2012

I find that St John's is an excellent school. There is a wonderful, caring staff and administration. We are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 4, 2012

My children love this school. It is very family oriented with a caring staff and administration.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 19, 2009

My child left public school to go to St. John's, and I only wish he had started sooner. I love the dress code, I love the teachings of kindness and being a part of something bigger than oneself. They run a tight ship and the organizational skills that my son has learned are amazing. There is an abundance of extracurricular activities and family events. What truly creates the atmosphere for higher quality education and richer family involvement are the parents. The parents play a big role in making this a worthwhile investment. I found them to be very welcoming.
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Posted October 4, 2009

My son just started K there and so far it's been a great experience. I love that he is taught organizational skills starting at this early age and along with decent social and family values and a great acedemic experience.
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Posted April 16, 2008

I find the school to be of high quality. My children have received a well-rounded education in a safe and nurturing environment. Sometimes it is easy to complain anonymously.
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Posted April 9, 2008

I am a graduate of St. John's and sent my only child to this school as well. I find St. John's to have a very safe and nurturing environment. I now see the benefits of St. John's since my child has graduated and how they compare to other high school students. No school is perfect but the administration doors are always open as are school board meetings. Funny, you never see the people that complain at a school board meeting. Kudos to St. John's for managing a large enrollment with such personal attention to each child.
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Posted March 6, 2008

This schools leadership is far below par. Though tuition may be lower, the school suffers from a lack of strong leadership and direction. You get what you pay for I guess.
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Posted January 7, 2008

I find this school to be very affordable compared to others schools that are the of the same education in the surrounding area.
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Posted August 30, 2007

unfortunatly the principle is more interested in finance than what is in the best interest of children. The teachers try but without the backup of the principle nothing will change.
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Posted July 27, 2007

I really was not very happy with this school. I felt that that the class size was too big. I would have liked to have seen the administration, especially the principal take the student handbook rules more serious. Rules are there for a reason and they need to be enforced when there are broken. Overall rating for this school, I give it a 2.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 67%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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19 Chestnut Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: (978) 531-0444


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