About us

Why choose St. John the Baptist Catholic School for your child?

  • Strong academic core curriculum in all grades, TK to 8, which includes Spanish, art, computers and physical education
    • Grades 4-8 all scored higher than the national average in reading, vocabulary, math and science.  
      Grades 4-8 all all have Grade Equivalent results reflecting developmental levels 1-1/2 grades ahead.
      (source: 2017 Iowa Assessment results--see "How We Measure Up")
  • Full 6-year joint accreditation through the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA)
  • 100% of recent graduates received honors their first semester at Cardinal Newman High School
  • Advanced student scores on standardized testing
  • Small class size with teacher assistants at most grade levels to ensure low student to teacher ratio
  • Resource specialist who provides assessment, support, intervention, and classroom instruction to support all levels of student learning styles
  • Counselor-credentialed adminstrator who provides weekly classroom instruction in grades TK to 4, utilizing the renowned "Second Step" program
  • Enhanced science and technology curriculum with interactive Smart Boards and 1:1 student-to-computing device ratio
  • Fully stocked library providing a wide range of books for every reading level
  • Competitive athletic program featuring student athletes who consistently compete within the North Bay Catholic Schools League (CSL) at the championship level
  • Affordable before and after school child care with the option of tutorial programs and study hall
  • 90% student participation in extracurricular activities such as musical production, chess, athletics and art