St. John The Baptist School

St. John The Baptist School Photo #1 - St. John the Baptist Catholic School is located on New Hampshire Avenue, but the campus is set back against woods, rolling hills, and a field.
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is dedicated to the Christian formation of youth.
It offers students the opportunity to develop their full intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional potential through educational and religious experiences.
We endeavor to do so through instruction in the Catholic tradition, the gospels, and academics " in an environment that inspires self-discipline, self-respect, and self-confidence, while demanding academic competence and service to others as modeled by Jesus Christ.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1961
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students255 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. John The Baptist School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size27 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 10 / May. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,750
Tuition NotesThere is a sibling discount. Non-Catholic tuition is 8850.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$900


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Band Program, Chess Club, Robotics Club, Scouts, STEM Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama/Theater

School Notes

  • SJB is a co-ed Catholic school in Silver Spring with a strong emphasis on community, inclusion, and high academic standards. At SJB, there is a warm feeling of belonging. There is one class per grade, from pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Most of our graduates go on to the Catholic high schools that they choose, and many receive academic scholarships ($210,000 offered to 28 graduates in 2016). There are always after-school events and activities. SJB is where you feel you belong.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I was worried about my kid going to a new school but my fears were quickly squashed by the amazing parents of my kids'' classmates.The teachers are quick to respond to any concerns a parent has.The parents are very involved with the school.I was so impressed by the school that I transferred all my kids there.
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SJB is the BEST. My 2 kids transferred from public school and are thriving in the highly structured, nurturing, and progressive school. My children never want to miss school and love all the teachers. Art and music programs are amazing! Teachers are fabulous! Principal is Christ like!
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St. John the Baptist Catholic School has an excellent academic program and an amazing community. I have three boys currently in the lower grades in the school. I have had such a positive experience with the teachers helping make accommodations for our one son with ADHD. The principal is top-notch allowing the teachers to pursue their passions in the classroom and running a tight ship. The parent community is very active and supportive.
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