KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL HAS PROVIDED QUALITY CATHOLIC EDUCATION SINCE 1890.
A Catholic education at St. John Catholic School provides your child with academic excellence enhanced with traditional Christian values. Our teachers have the unique opportunity to mold every aspect of a child's growth and development. Foremost in this development is the spiritual: Saint John educators teach the message of Jesus. Through prayer, religious instruction, weekly Mass attendance, student-planned liturgies and daily interaction, students become rooted in faith.
Catholic schools are traditionally known for high academic standards, self discipline, safety, and a sense of community and belonging; St. John Catholic School is no different. Teachers and staff model respect for all and an acceptance of each child's talents, abilities and personal challenges. St. John teachers create a safe, loving environment that encourages students to believe in their capabilities and to work toward their potential. A variety of learning strategies are used to connect with the child's framework of understanding. A strong core curriculum based on the national standards is complemented with both enrichment programs and, if needed, remedial math and reading programs.
Service is an important part of St. John. Students are involved at all levels in service projects of outreach to the local community and on the national and international level. St. John Catholic School is Middle States accredited. Through this accreditation, we are recognized for our ongoing commitment to constantly seek new ways to better serve our students.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I need to live in Bellefonte for my children to attend St. John School?
All children in the surrounding areas are eligible for enrollment at St. John Catholic School.
What is the tuition for St. John School?
Please contact the school office for information on our current tuition. Tuition rates vary based on church membership, number of children enrolled, etc.
There are several opportunities for financial aid and no student is ever turned away because of inability to pay full tuition.
Do my children have to be Catholic to attend St. John school?
Is transportation provided?
St. John students are provided busing by their local school district.
Can students transfer to St. John School after Kindergarten or mid-year?
St. John has open enrollment. While it is easiest on the student to enter at the start of a school year, students can enter St. John School at any time.
Do St. John students participate in the PSSA (Pennsylvania School System Assessment)?
No, St. John students in grades 2-5 participate in the Iowa Assessment each spring. 4th grade students also participate in The Cognitive Abilities Test.
Are St. John graduates prepared for public school and further education?
St. John students leave with solid study and test taking preparation skills. A high percentage of students go on to attend post-secondary education after graduation from high school.
Is there a possibility for continued Catholic education beyond St. John School?
Yes. Students are able to attend 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Our Lady of Victory in State College. Students are able to continue for 9th -12th grades at Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy in Boalsburg.