Why St. John the Baptist?

As you browse our website, you will begin to see everything that makes St. John the Baptist an outstanding Catholic Elementary School. We are a proud community, and we welcome you with open arms!

At St. John the Baptist, we strive to educate each child spiritually, academically. socially, physically, and emotionally.

We would love for you to see us in action, and we welcome you for a scheduled visit. We would love the opportunity to show you everything we have to offer. Please contact us with any questions you may have about your future Jaguar!


A message from our Principal

Thank you for visiting the website for St. John the Baptist School in Harrison. Our community enjoys a deep history and tradition, providing a quality Catholic education to the students in the area. I am happy to be associated with such a fine institution that offers an outstanding education for students in grades K-8, and I hope that you will find SJB to be a wonderful school for your children.

Our first and foremost goal is the faith formation of our students, which is reinforced with daily prayer and weekly Mass for the school. Our school adjoins St. John the Baptist Church, which has a rich history in the area and is blessed with many active and caring parishioners. Of course, we pride ourselves in providing an excellent academic education as well, with our students consistently scoring in the top 25% of standardized tests, which are given to students in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. SJB students perform at such a high level largely due to our rigorous curriculum, our highly-involved families, our supportive parish and our highly-qualified teaching staff; and our students go on to meet with real success in high school and beyond. We value the accomplishments of our students and applaud them. We also believe in developing the social conscience and community awareness of our students, and they are given lessons about how to care for each other, whether it be through their daily interactions or through formalized community service.

As is posted in our hallway, CHRIST IS THE REASON FOR THIS SCHOOL, which serves as a reminder of our primary objective. Christian values through prayer, religious instruction and worship are the core of our belief system, from which other successes grow. Please feel free to explore our website and learn about our school, and please feel free to come visit our school at any time and see the good things going on at St. John the Baptist School.

In Christ's Peace,
Nicole Herrmann