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Mission Statement:

Inspired by St. John the Baptist and St. Francis of Assisi, SJB (St. John the Baptist) is a GREAT place to be:

Safe and caring school family;

Teaching the Good News of Jesus;

Jesus holds our hands and guides us on our way;

Our students attain academic excellence;

Holy and Joyfully Catholic;

Nurturing spiritual and social development;

Serving Christ by serving others.         

St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson has been educating the youth of Jefferson and the surrounding area in the Catholic Faith since the 1870’s.

Nearly 3000 SJB graduates have enriched the families and communities in which they live.            

Check out all the reasons your child should be at

St. John the Baptist Catholic School!                           


Safe and Caring School Family

✔  Small Class Size (12:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio)
✔  One Teacher Per Grade, Pre-K Through 8th Grade
✔  Affordable Before & After School Care
✔  Affordable Tuition
✔  Tuition Assistance Available
✔  Fabulous Daily Lunch Menu


Teaching the Good News of Jesus

✔ All Faiths Welcome
✔ Affordable 3K (2 days a week)
✔ Affordable 4K (3 days a week)
✔ Camp Gray Trips


Jesus Holds Our Hand and Guides Us On Our Way

✔ Buddy Classes
✔ Multi-Age Groupings
✔ Catholic Schools Week
✔ Optional Trip to Washington D.C & New York City (7th & 8th Graders)
✔ Field Trips (All Grades)


Our Students Attain Academic Excellence
✔ Kohl Award Winning Teachers (5)
✔ Reading Specialist at school
✔ Spanish Taught At Every Grade Level
✔ High School Success Including:
National Merit Scholar
National Merit Scholar Runner-Up
Valedictorians (8 Since 2001)
Salutatorians (4 Since 2001)
Top Ten at JHS (3 In Each of the Last 2 Years)
Honor Roll
National Honor Society Members
✔ Technology (1:1 computers, coding, robotics)
✔ Enrichment classes for middle school



Holy and Joyfully Catholic

✔ Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, PK-5th
✔ Catholic Faith Infused in all Classes
✔ Weekly Mass (All Classes Plan and Participate)
✔ Weekly Adoration


Nurturing Spiritual and Social Development

✔ Student Council
✔ Extra-Curriculars
✔ Cross Country
✔ Basketball
✔ Volleyball
✔ Track
✔ Band lessons
✔ Choir
✔ Art, Music, & Physical Education

Serving Christ By Serving Others

✔ Service Projects Including:
✔ Rake-A-Thon
✔ Catholic Kids For A Cause
✔ Cards & Cookies for Shut-Ins
✔ St Vincent de Paul and St. Coletta Service Days
✔ Food and Clothing Drives
✔ 8th Grade Playground Mentors Association