St. John Catholic School

St. John Catholic School Photo #1 - At St. John "All Are Welcome!"
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 will have the opportunity to learn the standard subjects and additionally receive an excellent education in Art, Music, Foreign Languages, and Technology beginning in preschool.
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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1956

Student Body

Total Students356 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St. John Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(St. John shirt, polo shirt, pants, shorts, skirts )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,400
Admissions DirectorSamantha Romero
Endowment Size$1 million


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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!"

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