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 190 boys and girls in grades preschool through eight.

Our Mission

St. John School’s mission is to follow Christ’s message of love as presented in the Gospel of St. John the Evangelist, our patron. As a community of faith, we strive to promote life-long learning in the Catholic Christian tradition, while emboldening our students to live St. John’s Gospel message of love, by opening their hearts to the Lord, their minds to learning and their talents toward service to others.  St. John School provides an education of excellence to children of all cultures and abilities in preschool through eighth grade.  All children, parents and staff are valued at St. John School.  We recognize that parents are our students’ first teachers, therefore, our curriculum is designed to inspire our students to live Christ-centered lives while preparing them for success in higher education and life, and to be productive, responsible and effective leaders of tomorrow.



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