St. John Catholic School

St. John School was the first Catholic school in the city of Lawrence.
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 Mr. Jeff Harkin.
St. John School is dually accredited through Cognia and the State of Kansas.  All teachers and administration are state certified teachers.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 282 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,490
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
282 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
St. John Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
One-Pupil Cost, K-8th: $6490.00 Additional Pupil(s) in Family: $5665.00/ pupil Half-Day Kindergarten: $3190.00/ pupil
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Jacinta Hoyt
Endowment Size
$1 million


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Marathon Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Orchestra, Spring Musical

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. John Catholic School cost?
St. John Catholic School's tuition is approximately $6,490 for private students.
What schools are St. John Catholic School often compared to?
St. John Catholic Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Corpus Christi Catholic School by visitors of our site.
What sports does St. John Catholic School offer?
St. John Catholic School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for St. John Catholic School?
The application deadline for St. John Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. John Catholic School located?
St. John Catholic School is located in the Lawrence Cultural District neighborhood of Lawrence, KS.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 282 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,490
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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