St John The Baptist School

19 Chestnut Street, Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-0444

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 465 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

St John The Baptist School is a private middle school in Peabody. 465 children attend St John The Baptist School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at St John The Baptist School is 15:1. J Henry Higgins Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% %
Hispanic 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% %
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a catholic school in name only. Known bullies are given free reign because they are related to the staff. The caring demeanor of the administration goes away if they are ever asked about their decisions. Think twice about having your child attend then choose somewhere else your child will be glad you did.

  • (3 years ago)

    I find that St John's is an excellent school. There is a wonderful caring staff and administration. We are very happy.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children love this school. It is very family oriented with a caring staff and administration.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child left public school to go to St. John's and I only wish he had started sooner. I love the dress code I love the teachings of kindness and being a part of something bigger than oneself. They run a tight ship and the organizational skills that my son has learned are amazing. There is an abundance of extracurricular activities and family events. What truly creates the atmosphere for higher quality education and richer family involvement are the parents. The parents play a big role in making this a worthwhile investment. I found them to be very welcoming.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just started K there and so far it's been a great experience. I love that he is taught organizational skills starting at this early age and along with decent social and family values and a great acedemic experience.

  • (7 years ago)

    I find the school to be of high quality. My children have received a well-rounded education in a safe and nurturing environment. Sometimes it is easy to complain anonymously.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a graduate of St. John's and sent my only child to this school as well. I find St. John's to have a very safe and nurturing environment. I now see the benefits of St. John's since my child has graduated and how they compare to other high school students. No school is perfect but the administration doors are always open as are school board meetings. Funny you never see the people that complain at a school board meeting. Kudos to St. John's for managing a large enrollment with such personal attention to each child.

  • (7 years ago)

    This schools leadership is far below par. Though tuition may be lower the school suffers from a lack of strong leadership and direction. You get what you pay for I guess.

  • (7 years ago)

    I find this school to be very affordable compared to others schools that are the of the same education in the surrounding area.

  • (8 years ago)

    unfortunatly the principle is more interested in finance than what is in the best interest of children. The teachers try but without the backup of the principle nothing will change.

  • (8 years ago)

    I really was not very happy with this school. I felt that that the class size was too big. I would have liked to have seen the administration especially the principal take the student handbook rules more serious. Rules are there for a reason and they need to be enforced when there are broken. Overall rating for this school I give it a 2.

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