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Mission & Vision
Rooted in our faith, we provide the tools needed for your child to thrive. No matter your child’s current age or grade, St. John the Baptist School is committed to preparing them for lifelong success.
St. John the Baptist Catholic School, under the direction of the Diocese of Harrisburg, is a faith community committed to providing an education based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, with Christ as our cornerstone. This environment differentiates the Catholic School from other schools.
The goal of St. John the Baptist Catholic School is to develop the whole child by providing for the spiritual, educational, emotional and physical needs of the students in partnership with the parents. Special emphasis is placed on prayer, the Word of God and the Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, especially the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.
The primary purpose of St. John the Baptist Catholic School is to assist the parents in passing on to their children the faith that makes them People of God. The principal goal of our religious education program is to bring the believer to full stature in Christ. The program is developed so that the children are encouraged to:
Grow in attitude of love of God and neighbor
Form habits of prayer and worship
Engage in works of service to others
Parents are expected to set the example for the religious education of their children by participating in Mass each week, praying with their children, etc.
We support parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing additional instruction and opportunities to continue what is being taught in the home.