St. John the Baptist Catholic School

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Prospective Families

Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic School prospective family page!  
Here, you will find answers to frequently asked Admissions questions  We invite you to schedule a meeting, tour, or shadow day by contacting our school office at 224-8388 x 0 or by
St. John the Baptist Catholic School FAQ’s
Why choose St. John the Baptist Catholic School? St. John the Baptist Catholic School has educated more than 2,000 Napa Valley children in over 100 years. We offer the most diverse study body within the Diocese of Santa Rosa which best represents the global economy in which our children live. Our legacy is well-supported by this community and our success is witnessed through the lives of the leaders, professionals and parents we have formed.
But you don't have grass and a gym! Our children run and play in our ample open space and in our parish hall. For our student athletes, we enjoy a partnership with the Napa Boys and Girls Club which ensures substantial gym time. We contribute Varsity-level athletes to every sport at every local high school each year.
How are your test scores? All schools within the Diocese of Santa Rosa participate in the Iowa testing program, a standardized, group measure of achievement. Our scores range from average to above average.
What unique programs do you offer? Woven through our Common-Core Standards based academic program is solid faith formation and numerous initiatives to educate the "whole" child.  Environmental Literacy/overnight learning experiences for grades 4-8, Accelerated Reader, Go-Math curriculum for grades K-8, academic contests, an anti-bullying program, Faith Families, weekly school Masses, Leveled Math for grades 7-8, Differentiated Instruction for all grades, Service Learning, choir, music classes, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation, altar servers, Student Council, comprehensive technology instruction, Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reading, Renaissance Learning Accelerated Math, Science fair, after-school enrichment programs, web-based student performance reporting for grades 4-8, performing arts presentations, student council, daily prayers....all serve to form the hearts, minds and spirit of every student entrusted to our care.

What are the advantages of a smaller school? No student is anonymous at St. John’s. Your child will not fall through the cracks. With smaller classes, the student-to-teacher ratio is lower. This is optimal for more focused instructional attention plus critical for positive, social-emotional growth. 
What's the benefit of your downtown location? We are in the thriving center of Napa. The local farmer’s market, the public library, shops, restaurants, fire station, police station, City Hall, and other government buildings are accessible for walking field trips.
Where do your graduates go to high school? We are in partnership with Justin-Siena High School, our local Catholic High School. This means that we regularly articulate with the Justin-Siena faculty and administration to ensure a seamless educational experience from Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade.  For our families choosing a public high school, students are exceptionally prepared through our standards-based education.
How do I apply?  To apply to St. John's, simply complete the attached application for admission.  Bring it, scan it or fax it to St. John's to the attention of our principal, Olivia Brazil,  A screening will be scheduled for your child and the next steps will provided to you about the registration process. 
St. John the Baptist Catholic School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. St. John does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.