Why Choose SJB?

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St. John’s Catholic School has provided the Jordan community with excellence in Catholic Education since 1868. Students at St. John’s are promoted to leadership through quality instruction in a personalized educational environment. St. John’s offers small class sizes, STEM and Spanish instruction, integrated technology, before and after school care, kindergarten readiness programing, a supportive school (family based) community, and value-based education with a strong Christian tradition.

More reason to choose St. Johns…

  • St. John’s Alumni have represented 10 JHS Valedictorians since the year 2000
  • Accredited by the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA)
  • Talented, dedicated, friendly faculty and staff
  • Licensed, knowledgeable classroom teachers
  • Strong academic curriculum
  • 1:1 technology in many grade levels
  • Traveling Volleyball and Basketball Athletic Programs
  • Family atmosphere and strong parent support
  • Full-day kindergarten & preschool
  • Many multi-age experiences
  • Supportive Pastor and Parish
  • Long history of tradition in the community
  • Service learning opportunities

What we do…

  • Academic Excellence
  • Develop caring individuals who strive to work for the common good
  • Create Leaders
  • Build strong community/connect
  • Serve/sacrifice
  • Support/Give Meaning

Why Catholic Education…

  • 99% of students who attend Catholic high school graduate. Of those, 86% attend 4-year colleges.
    (NCEA)
  • Catholic school students are more likely pray daily, attend church more often, retain a Catholic
    identify as an adult, and donate more to the Church. (Sander, 2001, p. 9)
  • Students in Catholic schools demonstrate higher academic achievement than their public school
    peers from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. (Coleman & Hoffer, 1987; Greeley, 1982; Sander,
    1996, p. 544)
  • In Catholic schools, the student achievement gap is smaller than in public schools.
  • Graduates of Catholic schools are likely to earn higher wages than public school graduates
    (Hoxby, 1994; Neal, 1997).

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