In 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.
An 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 global community.