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Founded in 1921, St. John the Baptist Catholic School is deeply rooted in the Southern Illinois community and is a special parish ministry to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in West Frankfort. We are dedicated to providing a Catholic education that nurtures the spiritual, academic, and social growth of our students. Click here to learn more about our admissions process and how you can become a part of our school community.


Building bright FUTURES with Faith - Based Learning.

Accredited by Illinois State Board of Education

100 plus years of Solid Academics & Moral Formation

2023-2024 School Year Tuition Rates

Catholic Rate:

1 - Student $3,600.00

2 - Students $5,700.00

3 - Students $7,000.00


Non-Catholic Rate:


1 -Student $4,600.00

2 -Students $6,900.00

3 -Students $8,500.00

Book Fee / Registration / Technology Fee (K-8th) -$350.00

Pre-School Tuition Rate
Full Day Program: $4000.00

Book Fee/Registration/Technology Fee: $250.00
Scholarship/Financial Assistants not available for Pre-K

To Apply For Scholarship You Must Visit:


Empower Illinois

Financial Assistance

Our Mission Statement

St. John the Baptist Catholic School has as its mission to integrate Catholic values and morals into a challenging academic education. The Mission unites students, staff, and parents to seek, in faith, a sense of belonging in and mutual respect for God’s world around us and its people.


Each of our forms are fillable PDF’s. Please download each form and save it to your computer. Open each file, fill it out and click “Save As” to save to your desktop. After you’ve electronically filled out each form, you may attach them to an email and send to us at: After that, a member of our school will call you to confirm your forms, and help get your child enrolled. Please start accessing your forms here:

Medical Information Consent Diocese Forms

Student Handbook

  • What is the process to enroll at St. Johns?
    Enrolling is easy! We have put all of the forms you’ll need to get started right here on this page. Simply download the fillable versions, complete them electronically, attach them to an email and send them to us to get started. Or, if you prefer, you can print off the pages and fill them out by hand and set a time to bring them into our school. To schedule a time to come in for a tour, please contact our office at or call our office at 618-937-2017.
  • How much is it to attend St. John’s?
    Upon application to our school, we will require a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your child’s spot in our school. Once enrolled, this fee will be applied to your student’s Technology & Book fees for the year.
  • Do you offer scholarships or financial assistance?
    YES! Scholarships and financial assistance are available both for prospective students and current families to help offset the cost of the tuition in hardship situations. Additionally, for your convenience, and to make our quality education accessible to as many families as possible, we can divide your tuition up into convenient, flexible monthly payments (available to be paid online through this website). For consideration for our financial assistance and scholarships, please complete this financial aid form and send it via email to For additional questions, please complete the form to the right or contact our office by phone at 618-937-2017.
  • Does our family need to be Catholic to join your school?
    Absolutely not! While our school is a ministry of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, we celebrate and welcome students of all faith backgrounds and denominations to be part of the St. John’s family. We do conduct mass for all of our students on Fridays. During this time we spend time in God’s word with various lessons each week, talk about Jesus, sing songs, and pray. We do not require anyone convert to Catholicism to join our school.
  • Does my child need a uniform?
    We do wear uniforms! For tops, all students may wear a solid color polo with no brands or markings, or they can wear spirit wear with the St. John’s logo. For boys, they may wear khaki or navy colored pants or shorts. Girls may wear dresses of any color or they can wear skirts, shorts or skorts, that are khaki or navy in color.
  • Is my information secure?
    Yes. Your personal information, including payment information, is protected with the highest security standards in the industry. For more information on security, visit
  • When will my payments be due?
    Your payment schedule is set by your school, and your financial institution will decide the time of day your payments are processed.
  • What happens when my payment falls on a weekend or a holiday?
    Your payment will be processed on the next business day.
  • What happens if a payment is returned?
    Returned payments may be subject to a FACTS returned payment fee. Watch for a returned payment notice for additional information.
  • How do I make changes once my agreement is on the FACTS system?
    Changes to your address, phone number, email address, or banking information can be made at or by contacting your school or FACTS. Any changes to payment dates or amounts need to be approved by the school and the school will then need to notify FACTS. All changes must be received by FACTS at least two business days prior to the automatic payment date in order to affect the upcoming payment.
  • What is the cost to set up a payment plan?
    If an enrollment fee is due, the amount of the fee is indicated when setting up your agreement. If applicable, the nonrefundable FACTS enrollment fee will be automatically processed within 14 days of the agreement being posted to the FACTS system.
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