Arts & Environment
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Loaves & Fishes
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC)
Knights of Columbus
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Loss of Spouse
Children's Shopping Spree
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Funeral Lunch Ministry
Home and School Association
Seasonal Item Collections
Senior Care Ministry
Parish Pastoral Council
St. John's Annual Super Sale
Pastoral Care Commission
Easter Egg Hunt
Early Childhood Faith Formation
St. John's School Jubilee 2017
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sick and Homebound
We Care Weekend
Child Care for Events
Elementary Youth Faith Formation
Growing Through Loss
Holy Family Prayer Group
Vacation Bible School and SON Days
Depression Support Coalition
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Sewing Baptism Gowns
Cultural Outreach Committee
Parish Resource Guide
Essential Piece Invitation
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why choose St. John the Baptist Catholic School?
Q: What about the academic program? How will St. John the Baptist Catholic School prepare my child for high school and beyond?
Q: What about your technology program?
A: St. John the Baptist Catholic School has long been a pioneer in integrating technology into our education. St. John’s School recognizes the potential of what technology can do and how it can improve student learning. When looking at adding technology as an initiative, we look at what are the best practices out there that foster student learning growth. All student faculty are provided with the technological tools such as SMART and Promethean Interactive White Boards, iPads and Chromebooks to develop learning opportunities that produce 21st century learners. With the introduction to Google Apps for Education this year, our student learners at Grades 5 thru 8 are on the cutting age of how they can both communicate and collaborate with other students and our staff.
St. John’s School approach to technology is truly organic. We fully integrate technology skills and computer projects throughout the curriculum to drive engaging student-centered learning. As studies speak of the “Digital Native” and the “NetGen Learner” and how these students learn, St. John’s School works to provide our students with the resources necessary to connect with our whole world.
Our students use computer technology as a natural tool of the learning process. Computers are available to students whenever and wherever they are needed — similar to pen and paper. The result de-emphasizes the specialization of computer technology as use becomes seamless and ubiquitous. We’ve adapted best practices from leading schools around the country in order to craft the best program that works for St. John’s School.
Q: What kind of financial aid is available?
A: We understand the investment families make in attaining a Catholic education for their children. St. John's School has a financial assistance program that is ready to help and will provide the assistance you need to make St. John's AFFORDABLE.
St. John the Baptist Catholic School uses TADS for Financial Aid. There are two ways to apply:
For more information or to find out more about our financial aid program, call the school office at: 952.890.6604.
Q: What kind of religious education program is available at St. John the Baptist Catholic School?
SPIRIT Program: In a world of uncertainty, questionable moral role models, and mass media, St. John's School feels an obligation to formally teach and model "What would Jesus Do?" St. John's is committed to developing the whole child - mind, body and SPIRIT and the ST. John's SPIRIT Program encompasses good character devlopment and manners. The goal is to model through our relationships with one another and our ability to live out the gospel values for the common good of our school. We know we have great students - we want them to be great even when no one is watching. We define SPIRIT as:
Spirituality: Acting in a Christ-like manner
Politeness: Being considerate to others
Initiative: Stepping up to do something when I recognize the need
Responsibility - Being prepared and doing my best
Independence: Having faith in myself and my choices
Tolerance: Accepting the differences of others
Q: What are the qualifications of your faculty? A: The faculty and staff of St. John's School represent the best of what a Catholic parish school has to offer. Competent and dedicated, these professionals teach a challenging curriculum, provide expert hands-on instructions, and devote a great deal of time to their students. All of our 31 teachers (including Specialist teachers) are all college graduates with a MN teaching certificate, with 50% of them holding Master's degrees. Most take advantage of continuing education opportunities both during the school year and over the summer months.
Q: What kind of extracurricular programs do you offer?
Clubs and Activities: St. John's provides many extracurricular activities for students to practice and demonstrate their special gifts and talents. We believe it is important to encourage participation in these activities and include all interested students. Extracurricular opportunities offered to our students include: Destination Imagination, Spelling Bee, Quiz Bowl, Concert Band, National Junior Honor Society, Kids of Saving the Earth (KSE), Kids Offering Prayer and Service (KOPS), Student Service Council (SSC), Ski Club, Chess Club, Mad Science, Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, Learning Fair, Science Fair, Spanish Club, Students Offering Understanding and Listening (SOUL), Students Teaching Acceptance And Respect (STAAR), Study Buddies and Theater.
Q: Do you offer before- or after-school care programs?
A: In an endeavor to assist the parents and families of St. John's students, St. John's School provides both before and after school care at an additional charge. It is available on all days school is in session. For more information, please click here.
Q: How are parents/guardians involved in St. John the Baptist Catholic School?
A: At. St. John's School, we have a rich and rewarding school life to benefit the students, parents and faculty. We offer many special programs for the kids as well as ways for our school parents to get involved. We are blessed with a high level of involvement from our parents, which offers the students and our school families a strong sense of community. The following opportunities are the primary ways for parents to be involved: School Advisory Committee, Home and School Association,New Family Mentor Program and many more!
Q: How do I register my child?
A: Registration is easy! Please click here to register!