At A Glance

BY THE NUMBERS

 

2: National Blue Ribbon Awards

15%: Students Testing in the Top 15 Percent of the Country

25: Average Class Size          

530: Total Students in Pre-K- 8th  

99 %: Graduates Accepted into the High School of their Choice

75%: Teachers Have Earned or Working on an Advanced Degree

100%: Students Participating in Service Projects

1:1: Chromebook Integration for Middle School Students

32: Zip Codes Served

61% of students receive Grants & Aid

 

ACHIEVEMENTS/ACCREDITATION

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 


Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, has named St. John Regional Catholic School a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.This is the second time SJRCS has received this prestigious honor; the previous designation was awarded in 2009. SJRCS was one of only fifty private schools across the country that was selected as a high performing school.

According to Principal Smith, “This validates that all the countless hours of hard work by the school administration, teachers, and staff are paying off for our students. It is gratifying to know that we were able to meet the required test scores in math and reading at ALL grade levels to qualify for this nationally recognized award. Our students are testing within the top fifteen percent of the nation in both math and language arts!”  

 

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH)


St. John was one of the first schools designated a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) school by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, due to our advanced curriculum in these areas. We were the first middle school in the entire state of Maryland to start a 1:1 computing program. 

More recently, St. John has been recognized by Notre Dame University of Maryland as a STEM School. We continue to raise the bar in STEM education that you will see in our State-of-the-Art Makerspace.The mission of the SJRCS STEM program is to prepare and inspire all of our students to become critical thinkers through the use of problem-solving and project-based learning in order to develop students with confidence and aspirations in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

MARYLAND GREEN SCHOOL


In 2014, we were named a Maryland Green School. The Maryland Green Schools Award Program allows schools and their communities to evaluate their efforts in environmental sustainability.

 

POSITIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment or intimidation. 

GOLD AWARD HONOR FOR PBIS PROGRAMS

In 2017 the state of Maryland awarded St. John Regional Catholic School the Gold Award for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

 

ACCREDITATION

All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through AdvancED. Every five years, the Department of Catholic Schools completes a system-wide accreditation review, which culminates in a visit by an AdvancED External Review Team. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. These standards and benchmarks can be found at http://www.catholicschoolstandards.org

 

BEST OF THE BEST

Voted “Best of the Best” by Frederick News Post people choice award for 5 years in a row in the private elementary and middle school categories.

ST. JOHN REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

     School Designations and Awards

 

Title

 

Awarding Organization

 

U.S National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 2009 & 2017

 

United States Department of Education

 

STEM Endorsement

 

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools & Notre Dame University of Maryland

 

Maryland Green School Re-certified 2018

 

Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education

 

PRIDE (Pupils Receiving Inclusive Diversified Education)

 

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools

 

Professional Development School

 

Partnership with Mount Saint Mary’s University

 

Best Workplace Award

 

Washington Post

 

Best of the Best Schools Award

 

Frederick News Post

 

Healthy Workplace Award

 

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

 

The Best of Frederick

 

Frederick News Post

 

Accreditation

AdvancED & Southern States

 

Member

 

National Catholic Education Association

 

Approved

 

Maryland State Department of Education