In a Scary World the Safest Place Is Close to Jesus
Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic School
St. John the Baptist provides quality, catholic education for grades 3K through 8th. Our school is accredited by WRISA. Aside from the basic curriculum, students attend Religion, Physical Education, Music, Spanish, and Art classes. Children also attend mass twice a week. Our students can participate in band, orchestra and sports through the Princeton Public School District.
Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on school days. Regular school hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We offer after school care Monday thru Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Montello and Princeton Public School District provide bus transportation. The Princeton Public School contact is Jamie Williams at 920-295-8765 ext.12011. The Montello Public School contact is Faye Bednarek at 920-295-8765 ext.12111 or 608-297-9798 ext. 237.
We are affiliated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Princeton, WI and St. James Catholic Church in Neshkoro, WI.
St. John School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational and employment policies and athletic and school administered programs.
What the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Madison, Michael Lancaster has to say:
"St. John offers an outstanding, Catholic education that develops the mind and nurtures the soul, in a family atmosphere where children know that they are special, valued and loved. St. John's small size allows teacher to provide tremendous individual attention and care for each student so they grow not only in knowledge and ability, but in confidence and faith. Students are held to high expectations, and the small, family atmosphere means that they can't hide or fall through the cracks. Everyone holds eachother accountable in a spirit of Christian charity which provides room to fail and encouragement to keep trying. It a wonderful, supportive and caring environment for children to learn, and grow in knowledge and in faith. When you talk to Fr. Grubba about the school and the students, he lights up like a Christmas tree. Talk to him and you'll quickly learn that life just doesn't get any better than being able to teach students AND lead them to Christ! His passion and joy for Catholic Schools, and his deep respect and enthusiasm for the work of the teachers and the growth of the students is truly invigorating. You can quickly see that its not just talk; he truly cares about the people and is totally dedicated to the school and fulfilling the mission of Catholic education. Each of the teachers at St. John care deeply about their students. Teaching them is more than preparing students for the next step in life. It's giving them a foundation of faith, knowledge, virtue and love for Christ and eachother on which they can base their whole, entire life."
**Check out what former students and parents have to say in our Alumni Section**
Non-Catholics are Welcome!
Kurt Walbeck Visit
Kurt Walbeck from Outdoor Bound TV recently visited SJCS. Students and staff were thrilled with his presentation on his recent trip to Africa. Kurt was visiting SJCS to produce a promotional video which will be available this Fall.
Children's Mass Times
Children's Mass is on Monday and Wednesday starting at 9:00 AM
September 5th Back To School Bash
St. John’s Catholic School in Princeton celebrated opening day with a full day of classes on September 5th, 2017. It was followed by a special evening program introducing a new era of education at St. John’s. Pastor/Principal Fr. Dale Grubba began the evening by stating that after eight years of preparation St. John’s Catholic School has arrived at its goal of having teachers who are willing to teach across several grade levels with an aides assistance. The vision set out by educator John Meinke at the outset was that if St. John’s was to remain open with the student numbers where they are or similar, instructors will need to make the system work and believe in it. St. John’s has arrived at that point. Fr. Grubba was followed by guest speaker Dan Fitzpatrick of St. Joseph’s Parish in Baraboo who spoke to the crowd about the importance of St. John’s program. After bratwursts and hamburgers the crowd was treated to a demonstration of Paul Stender, the Jet Man’s jet school bus. Stender has a fleet of jet vehicles and does about 30 shows a year nationwide. After watching a video of Stender lighting up the night sky with a 300 mile per hour performance at an air strip the crowd moved outside for a demonstration. As one observer commented, “It was pure shock and awe!”
Paul Stender Jet Powered Bus: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ODD5TUbBxX0
Kelvin Olson Interview: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v5CfjEdlZrY
Congratulations to our Pastor/Principal, Fr. Grubba!
On November 10, 2011, Fr. Dale Grubba was the recipient of the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Madison Leadership Award. "We feel you are truly deserving of the Leadership Award for consistently living and incorporating the Catholic values in your leadership and in the process, affecting the lives of many; working to fill a need in your community; and through your leadership, taking action for a better future and serving as an example to others. Catholic Charities is honored to present you this well-merited award," Brian Cain, President, Catholic Charities.
Four Chaplains Memorial
On Tuesday, February 7 veterans from Princeton and surrounding communities gathered at St. John's to memorialize the four chaplains, George Fox, David Goode, Clark Poling, and John Washington, who gave their lives when the USS Dorchester sank off Greenland on February 3, 1943. The Dorchester was hit by a German U-boat. These four chaplains were honored posthumously with a Special Medal of Heroism for their selflessness; calmly giving out life jackets until there were no more left. And then giving away their own. Men of different faiths, they stood together, arms linked, and prayed as the Dorchester slid down into the sea.
Below is a brief slide show of the Memorial Service
A Visit from St. Nicholas, Tuesday, December 6, 2016