Welcome to St. John School

St. John Catholic School sits in the heart of the beautiful historic district of Independence, Iowa. Our school serves the educational, spiritual, and social needs of more than 150 boys and girls in grades preschool through eight.

St. John offers a superior high school preparatory curriculum that is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ. We seek to instill in each student a lifelong passion for the Word of the Lord, the sacredness of family and the value of service to others. Our staff recognizes and strives to nurture each child’s unique gifts.

St. John offers small classes, a Reading Intervention Program and learning support services through eighth grade to students who would benefit from the extra help. In addition, we offer a before-school and after-school program, music programs and sports activities. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families. St. John welcomes students of all races, ethnicities and faiths.

We are a family of believers that seek to know and value each other. A look through our website will introduce a community whose hallmark is a welcoming, Christian environment.


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