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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic School 

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St. John the Baptist Catholic School student body (2009)

St. John the Baptist provides quality, catholic education for grades 4K 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., 4K meets from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 3 year old pre-school will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Montello and Princeton Public School District provide bus transportation. The Princeton Public School contact is Troy Holland at 920-295-6571 ext. 1203 or 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!


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.

Mrs. Prellwitz

Congratulations to our teacher Mrs. Martha Prellwitz, a 2011 Herb Kohl Education Foundation Fellowship Recipient!

Mrs. Prellwitz received the award for superior ability to inspire love of learning in students leadership and service within and outside the classroom and ability to motivate others. The School also received the Herb Kohl Education Foundation 2011 Recognition award for foster teaching excellence and innovation. Both Mrs. Prellwitz and the school received a $1000 grant.


Our visit to Strange School, Grand Ledge, Michigan

Pastor/Principal Fr. Dale Grubba, Superintendent of Schools, Madison Diocese Mr. Michael Lancaster, Teacher Ms. Sheila Taugher, Teacher Ms. Nicole TerBeest and School Consultant Mr. John Meinke recently went on a fact finding mission to Strange School, a one-room schoolhouse in Grand Ledge, Michigan.

The objecti

Collect ideas from Strange School's teacher, teacher's aide, and a school board member to see how they manage a multi-age age one-room school with best results.

To gather insights, information, and recommendations that we may be able to apply to the day-to-day operations of our school.

The goal:

Add more information to our  "database" to help guarantee that our students receive the best possible education using the best strategies and technologies available to us while remaining viable, academically and financially, in an every-changing world.

See a collection of slides from our visit below: