About Us

Welcome to St. John Catholic School, a fully accredited, Catholic collaborative school serving Westminster and neighboring communities throughout Carroll County.  We have been educating students in Carroll County since 1866 and are proud to provide an exceptional education, rooted in the Catholic faith for families with students in grades Pre-School (3 and 4 year olds) through 8th grade, in a nurturing and safe environment.  We are located on the beautiful multi-acre campus of St. John Roman Catholic Parish in Westminster, Maryland, just off Englar Road and Route 140. Our campus has rolling, grassy meadows and includes the St. John Catholic Church, School, Parish Center, Portico Reception Hall, and Rectory.
Faith formation is our foundation and is woven into our lives with daily prayer, religion lessons, devotion, weekly celebration of the Eucharist at our Weekly Children’s Mass. As part of the Baltimore Archdiocesan School System, we are proud to provide a Christ-centered education that is child-centric, academically excellent and empowers students to reach their full potential –spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally.  

What is “The “St. John Difference?”

  • Dedicated to fostering the Catholic Faith and Academic Excellence for over 150 years
  • Focused on nourishing the Soul, Mind and Body of our students
  • Highly qualified and dedicated faculty teach 21st Century Curriculum and skills to prepare our graduates to become engaged, academic, business and community leaders.
  • Interactive SMART boards in every classroom.
  • 1:1 Chromebooks for all students K-8
  • Spanish Immersion Course for students in grades Kindergarten through 8
  • Rigorous computer-integrated curriculum
  • Enriched music and arts classes
  • Resource and enrichment programs
  • Innovation lab facilitating kinesthetic learning
  • STEM classes for grades K through 8th
  • Many Academic, Sports, Music and Arts extra-curricular activities available for interested students.
  • 99% of all graduates are accepted at their First-Choice High School

St. John Catholic School is accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools.
We invite you to learn more about us, our dedicated faculty and staff, and to personally experience the “St. John Difference.” To learn more about us, please fill out the inquiry form below.

To schedule your private tour, attend an open house or schedule a student shadow day, contact Melissa Beaghan, Advancement Director, by calling 410.848.7455 ext 222 or emailing: mbeaghan@sjwestschool.org 

At A Glance

St. John Catholic School proudly serves families with students in grades PreK 3 through 8th in Westminster and surrounding counties through Carroll County.   We are more than a school, we are a family, working together to grow closer to God on our path to discipleship. Our 21st Century curriculum standards prepare the students for success in our ever-changing world.  We integrate the latest technology with kinesthetic, hands-on learning and encourage our students to collaborate, problem-solve and design as we form successful learners, poised for future success. To learn more about our curriculum, nurturing environment, and the administration at the school please visit our At a Glance Page.

At a Glance

Letter from School Leadership

For over 150 years, St. John Catholic School has provided an exemplary, child-centric, Catholic Education for students in Westminster and the surrounding community. Principal Stephanie Rattell shares with you our mission and vision in our Letter from School Leadership.

Why Catholic Education

Now more than ever, the world needs what Catholic School has to offer. Understand why our Catholic Faith, and our commitment to a Catholic Education matters by visiting our page, Why Catholic Education Matters.

Vision & Mission

The mission of St. John Catholic School is to inspire all students to become Disciples of Christ through an engaging, nurturing, and exemplary education – one child at a time.  It is our vision that we will be recognized as Carroll County’s preeminent school of choice founded on the advancement of academic excellence and faith formation. Read more by visiting the Vision & Mission Page.

History & Tradition

Since 1866, St. John Catholic School has been providing a quality Catholic Education to students in Carroll County. See how our past influences the future by reading more about the History & Tradition of St. John Catholic School.

Faculty & Staff

At St. John Catholic School, our highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff work tirelessly to insure the needs of each child are met  Our teachers know all of their students and help them grow spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.  Learn more about the Administrative & Support Staff here at the school by visiting the  Faculty & Staff page.

School Board

The school board at St. John Catholic School helps guide our school, and reinforce the mission & vision of the school at the local, and regional level. The School Board members reflect our student and community population, and provide expertise in a variety of fields. Meet our leaders by visiting the school board page.

Community Partners

Catholic education is deeply rooted in our community; the parish and school community, as well as the neighborhoods that support them. Partnership and collaboration with our community partners strengthens our school, our communities and  instills the values of responsibility and service into our students as they form into future disciples of Christ. We are so thankful for all of our partners and supporters that assist our students to grow spiritually, academically and socially.
Archdiocese of Baltimore

Carroll County Career & Technology Center

Carroll County Humane Society

Carroll County Sheriff’s Department

Healey Education Foundation

Junior Achievement

Knights of Columbus,

St. John Catholic School, School Board

St. John Catholic Church

St. John Catholic Church, Hispanic Ministry

St. Joseph Catholic Community, Eldersburg

Maryland BOOST Scholarship Program

Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation

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