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      St. John the Baptist was the first Catholic School established in McHenry County.  The first church, made of logs in 1843 served a dual purpose as church and school.    

      We are proud to be celebrating our 170th year of serving the Johnsburg and surrounding community.  If you are new to the area, or are looking to send your child to a private school, let us show you why so many families enjoy the St. John School atmosphere and campus.

      Our Catholic school can provide your child(ren) the opportunity to grow with Christ at a time when they are most vulnerable to influence and temptation.  At St. John the Baptist, we believe there is nothing more important to your child's development than the word of God. Children of all faiths are welcome.

      We invite you to learn more about the history of the school, click on the About, History page...
    • Make Up Extreme Weather Days
      The other two days are June 2 and June 3.  Sorry to extend the school year but the weather has not cooperated with us this year!
    • Emergency Closing
      Visit the following website to see if our school is Open or Closed during inclement weather:
      http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com/ecc/home.jsp
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    • Why Catholic Education?
      Why Catholic Education?

      Values, Faith and Service 
      Catholic Schools...
      • Prepare students to encounter Jesus Christ and bring Catholic teachings into their lives and the lives of those around them.
      • Reinforce faith and values taught at home by continuing their practice every day in school and co-curricular activities.
      • Strive to foster student’s lifelong commitment of Christ-centered service to others.
      Excellent Academics
      Catholic schools...

      • Teach knowledge and skills that enable students to function well as citizens in a changing technological and multicultural society.
      • Use a whole-child approach fostering intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development.
      • Employ a curriculum based on national, state, and diocesan standards.
      • Find that a majority of their students consistently score above average on standardized tests.

      Innovative Technology
      Catholic schools...
      • Are equipped with computers, smart boards and other cutting edge hardware.
      • Integrate the use of technology into the various subject areas. Provide instruction in the ethical and safe use of the internet and other technology.


      A Nurturing & Safe Environment
      Catholic schools...
      • Teach respect and dignity of self and others.
      • Administer discipline in Christ-like manner.
      • Offer an education that is personal; teachers know their students as individuals, their various learning styles, their strengths and limitations, and what motivates them.
      • Cultivate an environment in which children can discuss and live a value-based life.
      • Invite and encourage families to be involved in the school.
       
      A Good Investment 
      • 96% of Catholic school graduates go on to further their education at some of the best colleges and universities in the country.
      • Catholic education is one of the most important investments a parent can make to ensure the success of a child’s life in this world and for eternity.
      • Students in Catholic schools experience a culture of service which  carries over into their adult lives often benefiting local, national and even global communities.
      • Many parents choose Catholic schools for their children because of superior academics. The longer a student stays in Catholic schools, the greater is their achievement.
      • Catholic school students are encouraged to question, to accept challenges, to make choices and to assume leadership roles.
      • Catholic schools educate the whole child, emphasizing faith, academic achievement, self discipline, and high moral standards.
      • Catholic schools make a positive difference in the lives of their students. These schools are communities of hope which reflect God’s love and love of neighbor.
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    • St. John's Playday Golf Outing - Only a Month Away!
      We are "Celebrating St. John's 170 Years of Service" this year at the event on May 9th. Thank you to all those who have donate items for our silent and live auction.  We could use more - Beach theme items (towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.), BBQ theme items (grilling cookbook, Omaha Gift Certificate, BBQ Tools), Dog/Animal theme items (leash, bed, cage, treats, etc.), Pampering Package items (salon, massage, Nail kit, nail polish remover, lotions, pedicure set, house cleaning, etc.), Sports Memorabilia to go with the Bulls tickets, Blackhawks tickets and Cubs tickets.   Gift Certificates to local restaurants.  Beer and Wine to add to our baskets.   
    • Donate
      We are always looking to improve our educational experience for our children.  We can't do this without support.  Click Here to see different ways you can help.  View the Wish List to see small items that you can help with for the classrooms.
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