St. John School was the first Catholic elementary school in the city of Lawrence.
The school opened on September 6, 1956 as a parish school for children attending St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
St. John Catholic School serves a very diverse Preschool-8th grade population in Lawrence, KS.
Children attending St. John have the opportunity to learn the standard subjects and additionally receive an excellent education in Art, Music, Theater, Foreign Languages, and Technology.
The school is a 501 not for profit organization for the benefit of children attending St. John School.
Offering a Catholic education for grades preschool-8th, the school opened under the leadership of Sister Owen Marie Falk, Principal, Sister of Charity of Leavenworth and is now headed by Mrs. Pat Newton.
St. John School is accredited through the North Central Association and the State of Kansas.  All teachers and administration are state certified teachers.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,400
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. John Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1956

Student Body

Total Students
356 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
St. John Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(St. John shirt, polo shirt, pants, shorts, skirts )

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Samantha Romero
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • St. John School provides a strong academic environment, multiple opportunities for student involvement, strong spiritual and moral development, various leadership experiences, and a strong and supportive community.
  • St. John School leads the way in academics, and we are proud to be a learning institution based on Gospel principles as handed down by our Catholic tradition. We are committed to the total education of each child and recognize that individual learning styles are important to the success of each student.
  • Through the use of remediation, enrichment, and the utilization of technology, St. John School leads the way in teaching methods and gives each student a supportive learning environment. The curriculum meets the requirements of the State of Kansas and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
  • "All are welcome" is not just a phrase that we say; it is something that we live by each and every day. YOU are welcome at St. John School, and we can`t wait for you to join our family!"
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,400
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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