St. John The Apostle Catholic School

SJA Mission Statement: Saint John the Apostle Catholic School is a diverse community, centered in Christ, partnered with parents, committed to preparing the whole child for a lifetime of learning and service to others.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedResource Teacher on staff
Year Founded1844

Student Body

Total Students212 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St. John The Apostle Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,462


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Football, Lacrosse, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
All sports listed are through CYO

School Notes

  • PHILOSOPHY:  SJA Catholic School recognizes the spiritual, academic, physical, and social emotional diversity of each student and of all humanity. The learning environment is rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church. 
  • This philosophy for students of SJA is accomplished through:
  • Social/emotional development  SJA students are expected to respond to the community through self-discipline, self-confidence, compassion and commitment.
  • Spiritual qualities  As one in Christ, Saint John the Apostle students learn how to glorify God and grow spiritually through loving service.
  • Academic attributes  In an environment grounded in Catholicism, students become life-long learners who are articulate, creative, and knowledgeable problem-solvers, critical thinkers and decision-makers.
  • Physical countenance  Being made in the image and likeness of God, SJA students are led to respect the uniqueness of their bodies and the bodies of others as temples of the Holy Spirit.Student
  • A student of St. John the Apostle Catholic School is able to:
  • Model Catholic beliefs by:
  • Learning what the Catholic Church teaches and why.
  • Using Catholic Church teachings to make choices.
  • Respecting and caring for God`s people and creation.
  • Display responsibility for learning by:
  • Exhibiting willingness and motivation to learn.
  • Applying learning to new situations, while using critical thinking and questioning skills.
  • Effectively communicating in a variety of forms.
  • Communicate understanding kindness and compassion toward others by:
  • Seeking peaceful resolution to conflict while accepting ownership.
  • Showing safe, respectful, and responsible community the faith-filled setting.
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  • Oregon City
    Grades: PK-12 | 245 students
    2.6 miles
    19575 Sebastian Way
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    (503) 655-5961
    2.6 PK-12
  • Lake Oswego
    Grades: K-8 | 223 students
    5.5 miles
    716 A Ave
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    (503) 636-2121
    5.5 K-8
  • Portland
    Grades: K-8 | 265 students
    5.9 miles
    7414 SE Michael Drive
    Portland, OR 97222
    (503) 785-2411
    5.9 K-8
  • Portland
    Grades: PK-8 | 107 students
    12.6 miles
    17800 Se Main St
    Portland, OR 97233
    (503) 761-1136
    12.6 PK-8

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