By far, the best way for you to learn about our school is to come for a visit!
Tours are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm or by appointment.
Shadow Days enable prospective students to learn first-hand about our family- and faith-focused learning community.
Shadow Days are offered every Wednesday. Visiting students attend school at St. John’s from 8:00am until 12:30pm.
- Dress in clothes and shoes that are safe for playground play and appropriate for a Catholic school.
- Bring a healthy snack for recess and a lunch.
- Do not forget to complete and return the Shadow Day Emergency Contact Form to the school office.
12:30 p.m.: Visiting student is delivered to the school office to be picked up by parents.
To sign up for a Shadow Day, contact our school office.
Why choose St. John the Baptist Catholic School?
FAITH-BASED LEARNING – OVER 100 YEARS’ WORTH OF EXPERIENCE
St. John the Baptist Catholic School has educated more than 2,000 Napa Valley children in over 100 years! St. John the Baptist Catholic School endures because we are about more than just outstanding academics. We are a community of parents, inspiring teachers, parishioners and students who collaborate together to prepare our students for a lifetime love of learning and a lifetime journey of faith. We strive to make the academic journey an adventure that is challenging, but fun, in a loving and nurturing environment. Our goal is to have our students graduate prepared for the future, with the same enthusiasm and excitement as their first day of Transitional Kindergarten. This is our legacy!
What are the advantages of a smaller school?
EACH STUDENT GETS NOTICED
In a smaller class, all of our students are noticed and no one gets left behind. Teachers and peers have time to get to know each other because there are simply more opportunities to talk informally about life, school, hobbies or concerns. Classes become a community, and the result is that students feel a sense of belonging and develop strong relationships with teachers and their classmates. They feel safer in school knowing they have teachers and friends they can trust and rely on. This is crucial for positive, social-emotional development. At St. John’s, your child will never fall through the cracks.
LEARNING IS ENHANCED
Not only do students learn more in small classes, they also learn faster. From a cognitive standpoint, a low student-to-teacher ratio translates to more focused instruction, high student engagement and the ability to master curriculum at a faster pace. Teachers can cater to different learning styles to maximize engagement and achievement.
OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
Fewer students also means that each one gets attention from the teacher, and they are encouraged to participate. Smaller classes mean more chances to speak up, apply knowledge and express opinions, which builds confidence in our students. With a diverse student body comes a diversity of opinions, and our teachers instill respect for different cultures – a necessary skill in our globalized world.
Research shows students in smaller classes have higher grades and perform better on exams. Student achievement is generally higher for all socioeconomic groups in smaller schools.
TEACHERS CAN TEACH
Security and discipline are easier to maintain at St. John’s and as a result, teachers can spend less time getting the attention of those who get distracted. Teachers in a small class have more opportunities to observe and assess the class as a whole and the students as individuals. Teachers have more time for individualized feedback, ensuring each student understands material and gets the help they need to reach their potential.
What unique programs do you offer?
Faith formation is central to our school’s mission. Woven through our Common-Core, standards-based academic program is solid faith formation in addition to numerous programs designed to educate the “whole” child.
- Faith Formation – Sacraments, Faith Families, music program, choir, altar servers, weekly school Mass
- Renaissance Learning – Accelerated Math and Reading programs
- Go MATH curriculum – grades K-8
- Leveled Math and Literature – Grades 7-8
- Environmental Literacy – an overnight learning experience for grades 4 – 8
- Drama Club, Student Council, Science Fair, Technology instruction
- Numerous after school enrichment programs
How are your test scores?
All schools within the Diocese of Santa Rosa participate in the STAR Benchmark Assessments that help us track student growth and achievement in key academic areas and allow for individualized instruction. Our scores range from average (meeting benchmark) to above average (exceeding benchmark).
Where do your graduates go to high school?
As a partner to our local Catholic high school, Justin-Siena, we regularly articulate with the Justin-Siena faculty and administration to ensure a seamless educational experience from Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade. For our families choosing public education, St. John’s students are exceptionally prepared through our standards-based curriculum to meet or exceed grade level expectations.
Tuition Management through FACTS
St. John’s partners with the FACTS tuition management company to streamline tuition management. All families who pay tuition in 10 monthly payment plans must utilize this online system.
Registering and setting up your FACTS Payment plan is fast and user-friendly. Please follow these directions:
Once on the FACTS Management Page, Click on “Get Started” under “New User”
From here you will find the steps easy to follow. Please be sure to have your Bank’s Routing number which can be found on your checks (the first set of numbers on the bottom) and the account number you will be paying with (second set of numbers on the bottom of your check). You may also pay with a credit card for an additional fee.
Payments for next year will start in July or August depending on your chosen plan (11 months or 10 months). The amount of your payments will be posted upon completion of all of your paperwork. It is necessary to register with FACTS Management immediately in order to hold your student’s spot in the class.
If you are planning to pay in 1 or 2 payments, you will not need to use this program as you will be invoiced. Please specify on your contract which option you will be using.
If you have any questions on this process or need help completing the online registration please make an appointment with our bookkeeper, Aggie Bailey at 707-224-8388 x 101 or email@example.com.
Extended Care is available for any family before and after school. Each school day, Extended Care operates from 7am-8am. Each afternoon, Extended Care is offered from 3:15pm to 5:30pm and from 1:45pm to 5:30pm on half-days. Please contact our school office for registration information: Office@SJTBCSchool.org.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday:
7am to 7:50am – Extended Care Room
7:50am – Playground
3:15pm to 3:30pm – Snack
3:15 to 4pm – Extended Care Room – Quiet Activities/Homework
4pm to 5pm – Playground – Physical Outdoor Activity
5pm to 5:30pm – Extended Care Room – Free Time Activities/Educational video
Wednesday, 1:30pm Dismissal:
1:45pm to 2:30pm – Extended Care Room
2:30 to 4:15pm – Playground Outdoor Activity
4:15pm to 5:30pm- Extended Care Room Free Time Activity/Homework
*Spring schedule will be similar although we might be outdoors longer due to the beautiful weather.
Children DO need a healthy afterschool snacks and time will be provided for all students to eat their snack. Please remember both lunch AND a snack if your child is planning to stay after school at Extended Care.
Donations are accepted for healthy afterschool snacks, so we can have some on hand for those who forget to bring one. Example of healthy snacks are: crackers, Goldfish, apples, oranges, cheese sticks, and pretzels. NO PEANUT BUTTER PLEASE.
Following are a few reminders of school policies:
Please, no cell phones during Extended Day Care. If a child needs to call a parent or another adult they must ask permission to use their phone and place a call in the presence of the teacher on duty.
Please, no electronic toys at Extended Day Care. A child who brings one will be instructed to stow it away in their backpack.
Please, no toys from home. Small plastic toys from home create “sharing” problems and if your child’s beloved toy manages to make it into the hands of another child and gets broken or lost the consequences may be very difficult for your child as well as the other children in Extended Care. Contact us if you would like to donate any toys.
These policies are consistent with our Parent/Student School Handbook. In fact Extended Day Care is an extension of school and the same rules from the school handbook apply to the Extended Day Care Program. We try very hard to provide a wide range of fun and engaging activities, both indoors and outdoors, that are appropriate for a school environment and for the wide range of ages of the children who attend Extended Care.
We tend to play outside as weather permits during Extended Care and because of this your child’s uniform may get soiled. If your child would like to wear “play clothes” during Extended Day Care, they may. Please keep in mind that the same rules as Free Dress Days apply.
Thank you for your trust in supervising your children. Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions you have for the Extended Day Care program or your child’s particular needs.