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St. John the Baptist Catholic School is a private middle school in Napa. The principal of St. John the Baptist Catholic School is Nancy Jordan, MA, LEP, whose e-mail is schoolinfo@stjohnscatholic.org. 213 students attend St. John the Baptist Catholic School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The ratio of students to teachers at St. John the Baptist Catholic School is 17:1. Harvest Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 75%
Hispanic 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9%
Asian 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I can declare the St John s the Baptist Catholic School community is by far the finest most diverse & brilliant collection of students teachers & administrators in Napa Valley. Aside from having introduced me to some of the greatest people I've had the pleasure to meet I ve also been introduced to the Valley's hardest working and most dedicated parents. I've never felt more at home in a school than at St John s The Baptist Catholic School. The downtown Napa location is such a special place allowing students to interact with the environment around them by walking field trips to the Napa Valley farmers market Napa Valley Opera House Napa post office Oxbow Market. Such a special place with an exceptional Principal Nancy Jordan.

  • (1 year ago)

    I cannot recommend this school. Bullying is alive and well at this school. If you bring it up to the principal especially if it involves her children she will ask your family to leave. Some long time teachers are good but Sister Joyce is the worst. I took my children to private school and they were academically behind. Other parents who left St. Johns said the same thing.

  • (2 years ago)

    Both my children graduated from St. John the Baptist Catholic School and were prepared academically and socially for high school. The small class size and teacher to student ratio allowed the classes to be academically challenging and differentiated. The no-bullying policy was enforced and effective. The teachers held high expectations and provided guidance. Students are encouraged to think for themselves and problem-solve. Many student-led activities gave my children an opportunity to work in groups and be leaders. The faith filled atmosphere and family like feel of the school was a blessing. We felt immediately after changing from over crowded and over-stressed public school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Having had two children graduate from St. John the Baptist Catholic School and one child still in the school I can honestly say I wouldnt have done things any other way. The SJ family couldnt be more supportive of the academic spiritual & emotional needs of a child. The seamless integration of Catholic principals & morals into the classroom education is refreshing & impressive. As well SJ focus on the whole child is underlined by its stress on adding programs that support all aspects of education and growth. (cont)

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended St. John s for once year and without a doubt it was the worst decision my parents made for my academic endeavors. I was switched from a public school within Napa (with a school rating of 5) to St. John's. My biggest concern was that the start of my academic year was a repeat of my previous public grade curriculum. If I would have stayed in the public school systems I could have taken advantage of the advanced courses offered. The second biggest concern is that its bullying policy was not enforced while I was there; especially the racially inappropriate content. Unless you are part of the majority group within your cohort you will struggle here. I never experienced this behavior within a public school system. They do a great job of teaching Catholicism and fostering athletic development. What really matters when making a decision about your child s school is a) the curriculum offered (i.e. number of honors advanced courses); b) opportunities to engage in different activities (i.e. clubs music athletics); and d) making sure you advocate for your children.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending St. Johns since Kindergarten and she is now in Junior High. The school has been great for her. It is a small nurturing environment where you feel like the teachers and staff actually cares about your kid both educationally and emotionally. The school has a no bullying policy that is strictly enforced which makes those difficult pre-teen years much easier. Parent involvement is required but there are lots of things to choose from and you also get to know the other parents. Overall this school was a terrific choice for my daughter. I know she will be successful in high school as St. Johns as prepared her well.

  • (3 years ago)

    From the moment my husband stumbled across this school by chance before moving to Napa popped in to check it out to meeting with the Principal for the first time to further consider this school and three years later to seeing my oldest daughter graduate from grade 8 here (with another still in grade 7) St. John's has been the very best Catholic school our girls have ever attended and we thoroughly believe our time here has been a blessing. This is a school (from top to bottom) that is authentically concerned with the whole child; education of mind body and spirit. We would recommend this school to any family who embraces the same values - and if you don't yet you will learn to )

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