21st century learning.
Every parents wants their children to become the best version of themselves. At St. John's School, we make that possible. From individualized learning strategies, one-on-one tutoring and accelerated programs, to movie making, computer programming and robotics, we've got a lot to offer all students, at all learning levels. Contact us today to experience our nurturing community! Enrollment is open, and visitors are always welcome. 651-437-2644 or email us.
St. John's students ready for school to start!|
These pre-kindergarten students were excited to begin the school year at St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion. Their schoolwork included making many new friends and then practicing circles and diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines -- all necessary in forming beautiful letters. They also reviewed the many things that start with the letter A.
These St. John the Baptist School 6th graders are busy challenging their creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, grit and communication skills by building and programming robots for a FIRST LEGO League challenge. The students in 4th 6th grades were introduced to building and programming LEGO robots last year as part of the school's new 'maker program," which also includes units in movie making, sculpture, business building and student-determined "passion projects." The school is grateful for a partnership with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parishioner Kim Wald, a mathematics teacher and robotics coach, and Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights.
|St. John's students bring home Science Fair hardware
Ten students from St. John's School recently participated in the Southern Minnesota Science & Engineering Fair at Minnesota State University-Mankato. The students fared well, bringing home eight purple ribbons (top half of projects), four 1st place trophies (top projects in a grade-level group of 10-12 projects), one 2nd place medal, one 'young scientist' trophy (top project among all approximately 200 grade-level projects), and two special awards.
Awards by Student:
3rd Grade: Allison Werner, Purple Ribbon.
4th Grade: Ella Luskey, Purple Ribbon; Riley Ries, Blue Ribbon; Mary Strommen, Purple Ribbon, Gold Medal, and Young Scientist Award; and Clara Wilson, Blue Ribbon.
5th Grade: Chloe Hanson, Purple Ribbon and Gold Medal; Jack Sieben, Purple Ribbon, Gold Medal, MSU Biology Award, and Dr. Boerboom Memorial Award; and Jacob Wagner, Purple Ribbon.
6th Grade: Abby Strommen-Purple Ribbon and Gold Medal; and Billy Wilson-Purple Ribbon and Silver Medal.
|St. John the Baptist is a tuition-friendly school
We hope paying tuition doesn't prevent you from considering making a change in your child's education experience. It shouldn't!
St. John the Baptist Catholic School inVermillion has one of the very lowest tuition rates in the entire southeast metro, including western Wisconsin. In addition, we offer "welcome scholarships" to all preschoolers and kindergarteners, and to all new students in grades 1-6. On top of that, we offer need-based financial aid, too! Come see what all the excitement is about at our school! Family-friendly tours and student shadowing experiences always available. Contact the school office for more information by calling 651-437-2644, or send us an email.
Check out the Principal's Update on KDWA Radio for the latest news from St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion. Get the scoop on our local science fair, regional science fair results, mini courses, field day, 6th grade graduation, and maker program Passion Project presentations. Email our school office or call at 651-437-2644 to schedule a tour for your family or a student shadowing experience.
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|Students present computer programming results
Fifth grader Jack Sieben presented the code for his computer programming project called Castle Siege.
Read the first installment of St. John's cutting-edge computer technology program.
St. John's students present their "Passion Projects as part of the school's project-based Maker Program.
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|St. John's announces|
$500 Welcome Scholarships!
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Faculty now have Web pages.
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St. John's: a tradition|
of academic excellence
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is fully accredited by the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. The parochial school has been part of the Vermillion community for more than 50 years and has a long tradition of academic excellence. During that time, numerous families have witnessed three generations of students proudly graduate and then perform exceptionally well at Hastings Middle School and Hastings High School, a continuing testimony to the school's quality education. Parishioners have firmly supported their school since they began building it in 1957. In October 2005, a new $1.1 million, 8,200-square-foot addition was completed. The addition includes a new classroom/science room, library/music room, conference room, a large community room and office space.
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We welcome non-Catholic
students to our school
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|We provide busing farther than you think|
Our busing service was expanded in 2012. With the encouragement of Superintendent Tim Collins, our parish and school purchased "add-on" service to our already-existing Hastings School District bus service. This additional service helps us reach the communities of Vermillion Township, Marshan Township, portions of Ravenna Township, Miesville, New Trier, Hampton and far eastern parts of Empire Township. It is provided by the Hastings Bus Company, and services only St. John the Baptist School students in grades K-6. Parents are encouraged to contact parent volunteer Julie Strommen with any questions. Click here to email, or call 651-438-0938.
|Options for your preschooler
St. John the Baptist School in Vermillion offers Extended Day and Everyday options for preschool families. The (optional) afternoon preschool day ends at the same time as grade K-6th dismissal at 3:30 p.m. for parent pick up and bus loading. Call the school office to signup, 651-437-2644. Please tell your friends!
|Before & After|
School Child Care
St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Vermillion offers before and after school child care program on school days, Monday through Friday. Join us for morning and afternoon supervised fun, games, homework and play. Open to all students in preschool through 6th grade, 7-8:45 a.m., and 3:30-5:30 p.m.. Please call the school office at 651-437-2644 for fee and registration information.
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for the 2017-2018 school year
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"Partners in Faith"
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