Letter From School Leadership
Welcome to St. John Regional Catholic School, an Archdiocese of Baltimore school, located in Frederick, Maryland. We have served the Catholic community for over 194 years and are proud of our rich history and traditions. St. John is accredited by Cognia and currently serves eight parishes in Frederick County, as well as the Catholic community of Fort Detrick. Our school welcomes approximately 625 students in grades Pre-K to 8, who come to us from not only our regional parishes, but also from Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
St. John is one of the oldest schools on the eastern seaboard that has been in continuous operation. Its roots can be traced back to Father John McElroy, a Jesuit who laid the initial cornerstone. The school was originally located in the historic district of downtown Frederick on East Second Street. In the summer of 2005, the dream of a new, more modern building for our school was fulfilled, and we moved to our new location on Oppossumtown Pike. We now share this twenty-seven-acre site with St. Katharine Drexel parish.
At St. John Regional Catholic School, there is a deliberate emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to prepare and motivate all students to become critical thinkers. Through problem-solving and project-based learning, we aim to develop confident and aspiring students in the field of STEM. Moreover, our new building offers a state-of-the-art media center, an art room equipped with a kiln, a music room, and a modern gymnasium.
St. John Regional Catholic School provides a Christ-centered environment and an exemplary education to each and every student within the framework of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church. The goal of our faith community is to develop future leadership for the 21st century through academic excellence, faith in action, and a firm foundation of Christian virtues.
Our students live their faith each day through daily prayer, special liturgies, and school Masses. All students, Pre-K through Grade 8, receive religious instruction daily.
Parents play a crucial role in the education of our students. We recognize that parents are the primary educators, and we strongly encourage parent involvement both academically and spiritually. We firmly believe that each child is a gift from God and is made in His image and likeness, which is why it is important that we work together as a team to help every student grow. Parental support and energy are integral to our school’s reputation for excellence and foster a strong sense of family and community.
We invite you to explore our website, which offers comprehensive information about our school’s academics, social activities, volunteer opportunities, and sports programs. However, to truly experience the spirit of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the enthusiasm of our parents, we encourage you to visit our school in person. We hope that you will have the opportunity to do so in the near future and learn more about what St. John’s has to offer.
Ready to Explore St. John Regional Catholic School?
Located in Frederick, Maryland, St. John Regional Catholic School is a private Catholic school for students in preschool through Eighth Grade. To learn more about our school and the admissions process for the upcoming school year, we encourage you to contact our Admissions Office.