St. John Primary

St. John Primary / St. Theresa Middle, one school, two campuses, educating pre-K through eighth grade, focuses on integrating values of the Catholic faith with a high quality education. The faculty and staff are committed to the religious and academic education of each child to his or her full potential.St. John Primary / St. Theresa Middle offers a strong core curriculum enhanced by enrichment classes including music, art, physical education, and computer.
Advanced placement in math and English is available for seventh and eighth grade students.
The 6th-8th grade students participate in a 1:1 laptop program. PK-5th grade classes are equipped with sets of iPads for student use.
Students at both schools strive for spiritual growth through weekly mass participation, service projects, retreats, and community prayer.
Our goal is to guide each child in experiencing instruction that promotes acceptance, tolerance, love, individuality, inquiry and success.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Education Association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students403 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade St. John Primary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,334
Tuition NotesPre-K & K tuition is $4,972. Pre-K, K and 1st grade classes also have a teacher aide.
Admissions DirectorJohnnie W. Balfantz
Admissions AssociateTracie Waguespack


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Intramural Sports Only, SoccerBasketballIntramural Sports Only,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After School Care

Club or Organization:
Before School Care, Computer Class/Lab, Running Club

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Art Classes, Art Classes, Choir, Music Class

School Notes

  • Mission:
  • Our mission at St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle is to serve one another through Catholic values as we strive for spiritual growth and academic excellence.
  • Philosophy:
  • We, the administration, faculty and staff of St. John Primary School and St. Theresa Middle, are committed to the religious and academic education of each child to his or her full potential.  We work in partnership with parents, the primary educators of their child, to guide each child through instruction that promotes acceptance, tolerance, love, individuality, inquiry and success. The child should assume responsibility for learning, understanding that education is a lifelong process. Our ultimate goal is to continue our faith in order to achieve eternal salvation. Our school community strives to live the gospel of Jesus Christ through worship and service.
  • EA/EI Regional Catholic School Partnership:
  • St. John Primary (SJP) and St. Theresa Middle (STA) are member schools of the East Ascension/East Iberville Regional Catholic School Partnership. Due to a growing demand for Catholic education in the Ascension area, a partnership among seven church parishes was formed. The Most Reverend Bishop Robert W. Muench of the Diocese of Baton Rouge promulgated this partnership in 2005.With the transfer of classes to the St. John campus, St. Theresa Early Learning Center was established, which later became St. John Primary. The Partnership now serves the following church parishes in the area including St. Anne, St. Anthony, Holy Rosary, St. Gabriel, St. John the Evangelist, St. Joseph, St. Mark, St. Stephen, and St. Theresa of Avila.
  • Admissions:
  • The application process for both St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle for the 2020-2021 school year is currently open. To learn more visit
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