St. John Catholic School

St. John Catholic School


The Garden wants to thank the St. John 7th grade class for coming out this past Monday to volunteer in the garden! You have done some incredible work! Your generosity will help give hope (and fresh food) to our neighbors that need it most!

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." -2 Corinthians 9:7

This is the official page for St. John Catholic School, located in Westminster Maryland. S Open Enrollment began February 1st. Welcome to St.

John School! You will discover that we are more than a school community, we are a school family. We pray, worship, and learn together as we grow stronger in our faith in our pursuit of academic excellence. Our highly qualified teachers work diligently to educate the entire child. Our students receive weekly instruction from specially trained resource teachers in art, music, STEM, gym, and Spanish.

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Very honored to welcome Brendon Schneibel as our seminarian for the upcoming school year. We look forward to him working with our teachers and students in our ongoing effort to grow our Catholic community - in the classroom and parish - as well as develop our young disciples into Catholic leaders. Welcome to our St. John family Brendon!!! 👏👏👏

🙏 🙏 🙏 We are very proud to announce that Brendon Schneibel will be a seminarian at our school this year. He's from the Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota while also being co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Military Services. We look forward to him working with our youngest disciples. Please join us in welcoming him to our St. John family!

👉Read more about his blessed journey:


‼️PLEASE SHARE‼️ Help support our St. John family by participating in Restaurant Day!!! Head over to Jersey Mike's Subs ANYTIME between open and close on TUESDAY (Aug. 30th). Just make sure to mention St. John School when you checkout. Tell your family and friends!!!

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🙏 🙏 🙏 THANK YOU to all of the newest members of our St. John community who came out for our New Family Welcome and Orientation today! It was great getting to interact with parents and meet with students ahead of the first day of school. We got to share important information about the upcoming school year, give away some fun prizes, and of course....enjoy DELICIOUS treats from our gourmet dessert bar. We look forward to seeing even more of our Eagles on Friday for our Take A Glance Day!!!

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Photos from St. John Catholic School's post 08/23/2022

As we head into a new school year, SAFETY remains a top priority. A big THANK YOU to Maryland State Police Troopers Lt. Patrick Metzker and Lt. Patrick McCalister for stopping by today to take us through some critical active assailant training. From our students and teachers to our parishioners, we are dedicated to protecting our entire St. John family, and ensure we can educate, learn, and worship SAFELY!


We are less than 1 WEEK until the start of the new school year, and we are so very blessed to have a number of great new and talented teachers - including our new 3rd grade teacher Peyton Motter! Here are some fun facts to help you get to know her a little better:

👍 Likes: Hanging out and playing with her Yorkipoo puppy, being outdoors, and spending time with family.
👎 Dislikes: Cardio
👉 Something Interesting: She is colorblind
📚 Favorite Subject: Math

Please join us in welcoming Peyton to our St. John family!!! 👏 👏 🙏 🙏


TODAY'S THE DAY‼️ If you're new to St. John and have questions about the upcoming school year, make sure to RSVP to join us THIS AFTERNOON for our New Family Welcome and Orientation! You'll get to meet with members of our team along with other parents and students. Your children are invited as well.

✅ Please RSVP to Melissa Beaghan: [email protected].


🎂 🎉 🎂 🎉 Please join us in wishing a very happy and blessed birthday to Gabrielle!!! She’s our very dedicated business manager, and she does SO MUCH to help our entire St. John family!!!
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Photos from St. John Catholic School's post 08/22/2022

With just 1 WEEK LEFT until the first day of school, we proudly welcomed our new and returning teachers today! We kicked things off this morning with a blessed Mass focusing on the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary followed by orientation mixed in with some fun activities. From the parish to the classroom, we are ONE community dedicated to proclaiming the gospel boldly and courageously as a St. John family. We can't wait to welcome our Eagles back to the nest!


If you’re new to our St. John’s family, DON’T FORGET to join us TOMORROW‼️ You’ll get to meet with dedicated members of our team as well as other parents and students to get your questions answered ahead of the upcoming school year. Feel free to bring your children as well.

👉Please make sure to RSVP to Melissa Beaghan at [email protected].


Daily Mass,, Aug. 22, 2022

Good morning! Our teachers are beginning their first day back by taking part in this morning’s mass. Please join us!


Happy feast of Our Lady of Knock!
In 1879 Our Lady appeared in Knock Ireland along with St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, and a lamb standing by a cross surrounded by angels.
The apparition lasted for two hours and had 15 official witnesses. An estimated 1.5 million people visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock every year.
Our Lady of Knock, pray for us!


FLASHBACK FRIDAY to last year when Fr. Mark along with the rest of St. John Catholic School and St. John Westminster proudly welcomed Principal Jesse Read to our family! With less than 2 weeks until the first day of school, we are all so very excited to begin another blessed year with our new and returning Eagles! 🙏🙏🙏


📚 Good Friday morning! We are just ONE WEEK AWAY from our Take A Glance Day. Make sure to come check out your classroom, meet your teachers, see the opportunities that are available, and SO MUCH MORE as we gear up for another great school year!


🗓️ Mark your calendar! Please join Cub Scout Pack 420 Westminster, MD on Monday, Sep 12th at 6:30PM for a night of family fun at their Opening Games & Ice Cream Social.

🖥️ If you have any questions or need more information, email [email protected].

Photos from St. John Catholic School's post 08/17/2022

Are you dreading packing lunches? Do you have busy weeks coming up? Does your child have food allergies that make packing lunch hard? YAY Lunch! is here to help.

Timeline photos 08/17/2022

Timeline photos

Tell us your best back to school advice to a parent! Your answer could be featured in our magazine. Please also mention your home parish if possible ⛪


Matthew Grasley, (SJS alumni class of 2021) has earned Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement award, the Eagle Scout Award. Matt will be recognized in a ceremony on August 28, 2022. A member of Troop 735 in Gamber, Matt is one of only approximately 6 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges, serve in Leadership positions and successfully complete a service project to earn his Eagle. He has earned 28 merit badges to date and chose to restore the sand volleyball court at his home parish of St. Joseph Catholic Church. At St. Joe’s he is active in his LifeTeen youth group. In addition, Matt has continued with music as a member of the Orchestra at Century High School, where he is a sophomore, playing standup bass, and as well as in Jazz Club and rock bands as a bassist.


Calling all Eagle Alumni! Are you a graduate of St. John School? We are launching a new Alumni newsletter and would like to keep in touch with you. Please email Melissa Beaghan at [email protected]. We look forward to sending you our most recent News From The Nest coming this Fall.

Photos from St. John Catholic School's post 08/15/2022

Shout Out to our Eagles - Bradyn (SJS alumni class of 2022) and Macyn (SJS grade 7) VanDerVoort qualified to compete at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Perry, GA this summer. The top 4 contestants in every event from every state, including Mexico and Canada come together to compete for a world champion title. Bradyn was the MD State Champion for Boys Breakaway Roping, Boys Goat Tying, Chute Dogging, and Ribbon Roping with Macyn as his partner. He was second in the state for light rifle target shooting. Bradyn finished in the top 60 in the world for both Boys Goat Tying and Chute Dogging.
Macyn qualified for Girls Breakaway Roping, placing third in the state and MD state champion for Ribbon Roping with Bradyn. She placed third in the state for Light Rifle target shooting. They both represented MD well at the national level having the opportunity to carry the MD flag and sponsor flags in the grand entry of states.


It might not be an ”obligation” this year, but we are certainly treating it as a Holy Day of Opportunity! Join us in celebrating our Blessed Mother!

Photos from St. John Catholic School's post 08/11/2022

Photos from St. John Catholic School's post


Please welcome our new Middle School Science teacher and alumna Alina Cromer.
Likes: reading, painting, writing, and doing experiments!
Dislikes: Geese😬
Favorite Subject: Science of course!
Interesting Fact About Me: I’m a neuroscientist!
What I will be Teaching: Middle school science


NEW STAFF APPOINTMENT: Fr. Mark has appointed Mr. Christopher Caracino as our new Director of Communications for our parish and school, effective Tuesday, August 16th.

Chris grew up outside of Philadelphia and attended Bloomsburg University, where he earned his degree in Mass Communications. He started his career in broadcast television as a news producer for an NBC station in Ohio and then a CBS station in Pennsylvania.
After earning his master’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Clarion University, Chris spent the last 5.5 years as a Communications Specialist for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg.

Chris currently lives outside of Gettysburg in Bonneaville with his beautiful wife Jenna of 10 years and their two amazing sons Vincent (8 years old) and Anthony (6 years old). His children attend St. Teresa of Calcutta School. He and his family are proud members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Hanover.

Welcome Chris and family to St. John!

Westminster business group wins $20,000 purchase at Carroll County Fair – Baltimore Sun - deleciousfood 08/08/2022

Westminster business group wins $20,000 purchase at Carroll County Fair – Baltimore Sun - deleciousfood

Huge shout out to our very own Alumni Michalina Miller, class of 2020, for winning Grand Champion and baking the record-breaking cake for the Carroll County 4-H Fair Cake Auction. Her cake started a bidding war and raised $20,000 which supports the Carroll County 4-H program. Michalina’s winning cake featured a cream cheese filling, milk, and buttercream frosting and was covered with pieces of toasted coconut.

Westminster business group wins $20,000 purchase at Carroll County Fair – Baltimore Sun - deleciousfood Two coalitions of Carroll County businesses squared off Wednesday night, vying for the honor of buying the grand champ’s cake at the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair. Bids for the two-layer southern coconut cake, baked by first-time entrant Michalina Miller, 15, of Westminster, started in the thous...


What has your Eagle been up to this summer? Send us your pictures from vacation, competitions, etc. so we can see their fun adventures. SJS Be My Best!

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Five First Saturdays Devotion of Reparation to The Immaculate Heart of The Blessed Virgin Mary 08/01/2022

Five First Saturdays Devotion of Reparation to The Immaculate Heart of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Five First Saturdays Devotion of Reparation to The Immaculate Heart of The Blessed Virgin Mary The promise made by Our Lady to Lucia on July 13th, 1917, that there would be a future manifestation concerning the practice of the Five First Saturdays, was fulfilled on December 10th, 1925. Lucia was then a Postulant Sister in the Dorothean Convent at Tuy, Spain. On this occasion Our Lady appeared...

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Mighty is inviting everyone to come in and check out the uniform swap on Tuesday August 16th and Thursday August 18th from 9:30-11:30am. As always, no charge and no need to bring in uniforms to participate, but we ask that if you do have uniforms that your Eagles have outgrown to please consider donating them to the swap shop. Uniform swap will be open again on August 26th during the Take-A-Glance Day.

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Thank you Seminarian Angel for your service to St. John Church and School. God's blessings on all that you do.

McDaniel certificate program turns alum into a STEM leader | McDaniel 07/21/2022

McDaniel certificate program turns alum into a STEM leader | McDaniel

“Seeing that aha moment is so rewarding because it’s the moment when you can see the learning occurring. I saw it resonate in my students in class and with myself in the certificate program,” says Hoerl. “So much of learning is self-discovery, which I saw by having my students solve open-ended problems while I learned to take this new approach to teaching that was very hands-off, similar to teaching art.”
Way to go Mrs. Hoerl and St. John Students!
Check out this great article on McDaniel College's website

McDaniel certificate program turns alum into a STEM leader | McDaniel The STEM Instructional Leader certificate program, developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace, is an opportunity for educators to become leaders in STEM. Clare Hoerl, a 2021 program graduate, discovered this firsthand when her new approach to teaching STEM earned her school....


Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, blessed mother of the son of God, Immaculate Virgin: assist me in my necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help me and show me, here you are my mother. Oh, holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth: I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity (state the request).
There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Holy mother, I place this cause in your hands.

Our Story

Experience the St. John Catholic School Difference! Carroll County's Premier Catholic School. Serving children grades Pre-K through 8th grade, providing Academic Excellence, Faith Formation, Exceptional Curriculum infused with the Latest Technology in a Nurturing and Caring Environment.

Guided by the principles of Christ-centered learning and Christ-modeled love, students develop and grow into community-minded citizens in a diverse and global society . With a dynamic academic and Catholic faith-based curriculum, St. John Catholic School fosters a culture of service and sense of family and community for its students.
Our exceptional faculty and staff are dedicated to making our students' academic and spiritual development their number one priority. Our graduates are well-prepared for a bright future! Many of our graduates use the principles learned at St. John Catholic School to become engaged academic, business and community leaders.

Invest in your child's success! Call to schedule your personal tour. Ask about “Shadow Days” where your student can visit and experience the St. John Catholic School environment. Call 410-848-7455 today!

A tradition for nearly 150 years, St. John Catholic School is guided by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. St. John Catholic School curriculum has been developed in concert with the Archdiocesan course of study and regulations of the Maryland State Department of Education.

St. John Catholic School is located at 45 Monroe St. Westminster situated on the 30 acre Carroll County campus of St. John Catholic Church.

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Thank you so much to Meghan Ginski and our HSA for all their hard work this year. You have done so much for our school a...
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45 Monroe St
Westminster, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 1pm
Tuesday 8am - 1pm
Wednesday 8am - 1pm
Thursday 8am - 1pm

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