the spirit of St. John the Baptist, prophet and herald, we, a diocesan
college preparatory school, educate a mosaic of young people from a
variety of backgrounds and of diverse abilities. We nurture mind, body
and soul in an environment of mutual respect, social justice, and loving
compassion. Guided by Catholic tradition, this community- students,
faculty, staff, graduates and their families – strives to live lives
rich in courage, faith and gentleness, and in so doing, bring the Gospel
to a world in need.
A Catholic Community: We
believe in the teachings of Jesus and the mission of the Church. As
stewards of the Catholic tradition, we educate our students in the
faith, worship as believers, and live out Catholic social teaching. St.
John the Baptist is a place where a diversity of students, families,
faculty and staff find acceptance and sense of community. We help to
form both hearts and souls.
Educational Community: We believe in academic integrity and excellence
as an educational institution. Each student of this community is
challenged to discover, utilize, and develop his or her intellectual
abilities. Maximizing academic potential prepares the student both for
college and opportunities in the world.
A Caring and Responsible Community:
We believe in the development of the whole person. We empower young
people to handle not only the academic, but spiritual, social and
psychological challenges of adolescence. To achieve this end, we hold
each student responsible for his or her own decisions. Discipline is
embraced in a spirit of accountability, trust, and justice, but tempered
with compassion and understanding.
A Social Community: We
believe in giving every student the opportunities to discover, utilize,
and develop his or her God-given gifts and talents. Extensive
co-curricular opportunities allow the student to grow to his or her full
potential. Such endeavors build friendships as well as a spirit of
collaboration and cooperation.
A Serving Community:
We believe we are called to serve each other. Students are challenged
to give of their time and talent, starting within the walls of the
building and extending into local neighborhoods, churches and even the