the parish and community for 59 years of academic excellence integrated
with Catholic faith, St. John the Evangelist School is pleased to teach
students from preschool through grade 8. Fr. Rosensteel had a dream to
establish a school and created a special fund in 1931 to initiate the
school. Growing from his dream, St. John the Evangelist School opened
in 1950 and has educated thousands of children who have gone on to a
myriad of successful life pursuits.
The diverse opportunities within the curriculum of St. John the
Evangelist School provide students with a wide range of experiences in
the language arts, performing arts, mathematics, and sciences.
Extracurricular activities that are available, such as CYO athletics
and Chess Club, provide additional opportunities to excel. Each year,
our students receive scholarships to Catholic high schools and
participate in various honors programs.
2013 National Blue Ribbon School!
On September 24, 2013, the auditorium exploded with cheers
waving of blue pompoms as Sr. Kathleen Lannak announced that
the Evangelist had been selected as a National Blue Ribbon
of only fifty private schools in the nation to be given this
designation in 2013, SJE was also one of only seven Maryland
schools, public or private, to win the honor as a
school. That means that SJE was ranked among the highest
schools in reading and math, with its students testing in
the top ten
percent of all students in the state in those areas.
Public and private schools submit applications that discuss
of a school’s “personality”: student academic achievement,
culture, extracurricular activities, and parent involvement.
Sr. Kathleen noted that a particularly strong aspect of SJE’s
application was our emphasis on building a culture of virtue and also
the vital sense of community that anyone who enters the school