Award Year: 2017

Saint John's Catholic School

43900 St. John's Road
Hollywood, MD, 20636-3253

(301) 373-2142

Mrs. Susan McDonough, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Washington DC

School Website

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https://twitter.com/SJS_Hollywood

Mission

St. John's School is dedicated to the spiritual and academic development of each student through Christian principles revealed in the life of Jesus, while instilling the value of community in the ministry of service to others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 89%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 3%
Application
St. John's School's students during Catholic Schools Week

St. John's School's students during Catholic Schools Week

St. John's School is a fully-accredited parochial elementary school located in Hollywood, Maryland. St. John's School opened on September 12, 1923. In June of 1952, an additional section of the school was built onto the original structure. After a severe snowstorm in February, 2010, the 1952 section suffered a "catastrophic collapse." The school building was demolished and rebuilt. On January 3, 2011, St. John's School reopened to students and staff.

The faculty and staff of St. John's School have a strong commitment to forming the whole student. St. John's challenges students on many levels to develop their spiritual, academic, emotional, physical, social and cultural awareness.

In 2009, St. John's School piloted the National Defense Education Program (NDEP), which sponsored an in-school robotics program. The NDEP aligned with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math integration at St. John's School. The STEM program at St. John's has grown to embrace the Catholic faith and the fine arts. In the last three years at St. John's, the STEM initiative has become the STREAM initiative - Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The faculty has embraced this initiative and has worked to engage students at many different instructional levels.

Developing the whole student is crucial in today's society. St. John's School creates a safe environment that teaches the value of one's education but also the value of community, love, and the Christian message through one's action.