The mission of St. John Regional Catholic School is to provide a Christ-centered environment and an exemplary education to each and every student within the framework of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church. The goal of our faith community is to develop future leadership for the 21stcentury through academic excellence, faith in action,and a firm foundation of Christian virtues.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 513 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,650
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
http://sjrcs.org
Year Founded
1829
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
513 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
St. John Regional Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
36%
Average Class Size
23 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Family Grants and Scholarships are available!
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,914
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lara Schumacher
Admissions Associate
Dr. Annette Jones

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Boy, Chess, Chinese, Extended Learning Opportunitis, Girl, History Club, Junior Great Books, Light of Hope, National, National Jr. Honors Society, Saftey Patrols, Silver Knights Chess CLub, Stock, Stock Market Club, Student, Wildcat Morning News, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports

School Notes

  • Tradition of quality Catholic education since 1829 in Frederick.
  •  National Blue Ribbon School
  • Makerspace Classroom
  • Designated S.T.E.M. (Science, Technolofy, Engineering, Math) School
  • Pre-K program for 3 & 4 year olds
  • Renzulli gifted and talented program
  • State of the art facility on 27 acre campus can accommodate 750 students
  • Fully Networked Computer & Science Labs
  • State of the art media center/library
  • Curriculum based on Elementary Course of Study as prescribed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
  • 1:1 computer program
  • Program to meet the needs of students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. John Regional Catholic School cost?

St. John Regional Catholic School's tuition is approximately $7,650 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. John Regional Catholic School?

The acceptance rate of St. John Regional Catholic School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 81%.

What sports does St. John Regional Catholic School offer?

St. John Regional Catholic School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer and Volleyball.

What is St. John Regional Catholic School's ranking?

St. John Regional Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. John Regional Catholic School?

The application deadline for St. John Regional Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the St. John Regional Catholic School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
School Closed - MLK Day
January 16, 2023 (Monday)
School Closed - AOB Professional Day
March 03, 2023 (Friday)
School Closed - Easter Break
April 07, 2023 (Friday)
Last day of school for students
June 08, 2023 (Thursday)
Last Day of School for Faculty/Staff
June 09, 2023 (Friday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (30 reviews)
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I have two daughters at SJRCS. One started in kindergarten and is now in 5th grade and my other daughter started 2nd grade. Our experience here has been great far. The teachers are very supportive and have students' interest as learners, they are dedicated to helping the children grow and succeed academically. The environment is friendly and welcoming. The girls love it here and I am grateful for the decision to send them to SJRCS. I also love that the school is faith-based and that religion is built into its curriculum.
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I have both of my daughters enrolled at SJRCS. We love the school! The teachers are amazing and very communicative with us parents and we get great insight into what the kids are doing each day at school. There are tons of extra fun activities that the school and HSA put on that the girls love! We wanted a quality Catholic education for our girls and we found it in SJRCS.
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My daughter loves going to school. The teachers are so welcoming and keep the parents involved. All of the staff is very welcoming and make sure you are up to date on everything going on in the school.
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Great school and the best teachers. Prepares students well for high school.
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Our first year at SJRCS has been great! Our daughter loves her teachers and enjoys going to school. The school is very clean and organized and the staff is just great. We couldn`t be happier there.
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We have had a wonderful experience so far and are looking forward to seeing our girls blossom and grow here!
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5  
We love St. John Regional Catholic School (SJRCS). Our daughter has been attending SJRCS since kindergarten. The teachers and staff are amazing. They really care for the kids they teach and work with. In addition to wonderful classroom experiences, they offer many extracurricular activities in which my daughter loves to participate. The campus is safe and secure. The students are staff are like extended family. Additionally, the religion courses are built into the school day and continue to support our Catholic foundation and beliefs. We could not imagine sending our daughter anywhere else.
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We made a hard decision when looking at private schools, no one in my family ever considered private school - in fact, I have six family members that are all public-school teachers. The hardest part for us was that we had preconceived notions on what "private school" and even worse "catholic school" would be. Our children were having trouble at home and with peers, so we made the choice to just "try it for a year." After the first year, we are re-enrolling and will keep attending. Our children are making vast social improvements and are now ahead of their peers in the quality of their education. Homework is heavy, but both the parents and children get used to the workload and my children are thriving on routine. There were initial behavioral issues with my children starting the school year in such a new environment, but the teachers and school counselor were very supportive and helpful to the needs of my children as they transitioned.
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We recently enrolled our daughter in SJRCS from public school. It has been the best decision we made. Our daughter loves the school and so do we. She comes home happy, does her homework without complaining. It's a great chance to see her loving school again!
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5  
My two boys were recently moved from a public school. It has been the best decision we have made as a family. The staff, the community, the environment are wonderful!
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SJRCS is a fantastic school- we are sending our 3 kids here and they are in 7th grade, 3rd grade, and Kindergarten and they have attended SJRCS since our oldest was in Kindergarten. The teachers and administrators are fantastic. Not only is this an excellent school, but the community it has is also fantastic. It has really helped to develop confidence and character in our kids. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone.
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5  
We are having a great experience at St. John's. My son is a 7th grader. This is our second year. He has a couple of learning disabilities: dyslexia and dysgraphia. He has also been diagnosed with ADHD. The school can accommodate his learning plan, so he is successful. He is given extra time to complete standardized tests and regular tests. He is given a small group testing environment for standardized tests. The communication between my family and the school has been wonderful. The staff is quick to reply to my phone calls or emails. And have been very helpful with understanding their school policies and procedures. The students do get a good amount of homework. I think this is teaching the students good life skills such as time management and that some skills that longer to master and understand. I would highly recommend St. John's.
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5  
This is our third year with St John Regional Catholic School. My daughter loves going to school there. The teachers have been amazing and accommodating throughout this pandemic. Everyone is so nice. It more than just a school, it is a community that works together for the students and parents!
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This is our first year at SJRCS and our family has been very pleased with our experience thus far. For my 5th grader, the school does a great job challenging her and instilling a sense of personal responsibility in her for her own school work. I have a 1st grader as well, and he is so excited to actually be IN the classroom and sit at desks where he can face other students and talk at lunch! That seems like a small thing, but it is a big deal after his kindergarten experience. While the decision to switch schools was a difficult one, we are very happy with the decision.
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5  
This is my 1st year at St. John Regional Catholic School. My son is attending PK3. This was our number one choice of school both us and my son were excited and really wanted him to attend. Our family experience so far has been amazing and a blessing. My son has enjoyed waking up and going to school. He is excited to tell us the things he has learned for the day and about his friends.
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5  
This is our first year at SJRCS and our children are really enjoying their experience. The teachers have been wonderful and the school community has been very welcoming.
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5  
I can not speak highly enough of St. John's. Our daughter started Prek-4 during unusual times of Covid in 2020. While other schools shifted to virtual learning only for their students, SJRCS pivoted and strategized to be in-person full time (with the option for virtual learning for those who felt uncomfortable in an in-person environment). They safely and successfully provided a safe and structured learning environment for our children during a scary and unsure time. The teachers are compassionate and dedicated and we are thrilled we have found a place we feel confident in sending our children.
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We are new members of St John family :) my 2 boys are starting pre-k and kindergarten this year . Before we choose a school for our boys , we did a lot of research. St John was top of our list for many many good reasons. We are so happy we could enroll our boys at St John .
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5  
Thank you for providing a warm welcome and fantastic faith and educational opportunities for our children.
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5  
Our experience at SJRCS has been exceptional. The teachers are truly invested in my children`s education and their growth as learners. Adjustments are made as needed to meet the needs of the student. Small class sizes and leveled learning have enabled my children to gain confidence in their learning abilities.
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5  
St John Regional Catholic School has become our 2nd family! We started our son in PreK3 so that he could be in a great preschool program for the full day and always assumed we'd move him over to public school for kindergarten but we are so impressed with how well he's been taken care of, he'll be starting kindergarten there in the fall and our daughter will be starting preK3 at the same time! Our son's confidence has grown immensely and my husband and I are so impressed with what he has learned so far. The teachers are so incredibly kind and skilled at what they do. We also love that religion is built into the curriculum - it's given our son an added appreciation for his surroundings and he enjoys going to church more because of what he's learned at school. We can't imagine our children going anywhere else!
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5  
We have been at SJRCS for six years, since my oldest was in PK3. We have found both the teachers and administration to be very responsive. My children are both receiving a quality education and learning to be ethical and conscientious individuals. I find that homework thus far has been reasonable to reinforce classroom topics. When the pandemic struck, the school seamlessly pivoted to an online learning platform. While the public schools in our county took two weeks off from instruction, we continued with new material the following Monday. The teachers really made an effort to be sure that our kids will still learn and moving forward despite the unprecedented circumstances.
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5  
Our family has been very happy with our decision to send our children to SJRCS! The teachers truly love their students, and will go above and beyond to assist them with both academic and developmental growth. We have found that they offer a wide variety of activities, there are opportunities for all children to get involved.
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5  
We have been attending St John for 4 years and always been very pleased with the education our children are receiving. This is just not a school, but a community. The friendships that my kids have made and the education they have received will be something treasured for a lifetime.
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5  
SJRCS is a strong and caring community dedicated to educating and preparing children for success. My three kids have grown immensely academically and personally during their time at SJRCS. The teaching staff is easy to talk to and will make themselves available to discuss any concerns about your student. The large offerings of extra curricular activities and social events are great too.
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5  
We have had a wonderful experience at SJRCS for the past 11 years. There is a strong sense of community and our daughters were academically challenged and well prepared for high school. In addition, they Have all participated in Chorus and made long lasting friendships with their peers. The teachers and staff are all very dedicated and engaged in supporting the students in order for them to be their best.
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Our two daughters loves go to St. John, they have many reasons why they do. First, they have the best teachers and the staff are very helpful, friendly. My oldest daughter love music and computers. My little one loves art, music, and PE. I will recommend this school to everyone how ask we're my daughters go, because we really have an amazing experience we know the high level of education that our daughters are having there. This year due to COVID, the school and teacher work very hard to keep teaching the student from the distance and we really happy because our daughters don't stop learning, they use the best technology and App to help and teach the students. For our family, St John Regional Catholic School is the best in education.
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5  
This school was the best decision our family ever made.. Our children made such great friends and enjoyed all the extra-curricular activities the school has to offer. Whether it's basketball, chess club or science explorers club, there really is something for every child here at SJRCS.
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Our 2 boys have been attending SJRCS for 8 years (started in the pre-K program) and they couldn't be happier! We are so impressed with the quality of their educational experience and feel that they are getting a well-rounded education not only in academics but in community service, respecting others and working together with their teachers and peers. We would highly recommend SJRCS!
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My daughters loved this school. The opportunities that were available to them were great. Not only is the education top notch but the friendships they made will last a life time. As a family we loved the feeling of community. I would recommend this school to anyone.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 513 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,650
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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