A Letter from the Principal

Dear Prospective Families,

We are thrilled you are considering joining our St. John’s community and are exploring our website to see if we are the “right fit” for your child.

For almost a century, St. John’s has served the educational needs of local families under a mission to nurture and develop the whole child- mind, body, and spirit, and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life. As a P-8 school, St. John’s seeks to foster a love for truth, beauty, and goodness in all subjects and all lessons. To know the truth, behold the beautiful, and choose the good, students must learn that truth is not relative, beauty is not “in the eye of the beholder,” and goodness is not subjective. These objective transcendentals set us free from the condition that prevents us from being fully integrated human beings – mind, heart, body, and soul. In other words, our vision is to develop what is uniquely human by equipping students with the knowledge, skills, habits, and aptitudes necessary to realize their full potential.

We fundamentally strive to ensure our school is a place where each student can experience the best possible learning environment, grow and challenge themselves, and thrive in an atmosphere of respect, inclusion, forgiveness, love, compassion, and generosity toward one another. I am confident you will see this as you continue to explore our school and talk with faculty, staff, and current St. John’s families and students.

I realize this process of finding, settling on, and applying to the right school for your child can feel intense and pressure-filled. We are always available and happy to field your questions, answer your concerns, and help you decide whether St. John’s will be the best educational choice for your child and the best community for your family.

I look forward to coming to know and work with your family as you continue to consider admissions to St. John the Baptist.

Dr. Kemmery Hill

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Dr. Kemmery Hill