Our Story

About Our School

St. John the Baptist Catholic School is located at 115 London Street South, Hamilton, Ontario.

St. John the Baptist was built in 1929 but it is has a wonderful blend of modern and traditional elements.
Recently there have been major renovations.
A gym, computer lab and a classroom were added in 2000.
St. Christopher amalgamated with St. John the Baptist in Sept. 2008.
At that time renovations were done to the office, library, front entrance and new heating
and air conditioning units were put into all classrooms.
Our Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten area was renovated in 2013.
Overall, the building full of character.

The school is next door to St. John the Baptist Church, where Father Andrew is the pastor.
Father Andrew has an active role in our school, visiting classes, celebrating Mass and preparing students for the sacraments.
He is also a member of the Catholic School Council.
We are fortunate to have Father Andrew as our spiritual leader.

While we are proud of the building, it is the people who make St. John the Baptist a great place to learn.
We have approximately 310 students. We are very proud of their efforts.
Our students are hard-working and cooperative.
They are actively involved in the many extra curricular school activities and they lead many positive programs that enhance learning in our school.

We have a sensational staff who work hard to make St. John a place with a focus on high standards of achievement.
Their leadership, effort and energy lead to a tremendous learning environment.

We are blessed to have an active, supportive parent community and Catholic School Council.
Our Catholic School Council, with our parent community, help to organize the School Barbecue, Pizza, Snack Program, Special Lunch Days, and many other activities.
Their involvement in the education of our students enhances the learning that happens in our school.

All of these combine to make St. John the Baptist an active, vibrant Catholic school.


Saint John the Baptist

John the Baptist was the son of Zachary, a priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, and Elizabeth, a kinswoman of Mary who visited her. He was probably born at Ain-Karim southwest of Jerusalem after the Angel Gabriel had told Zachary that his wife would bear a child even though she was an old woman. He lived as a hermit in the desert of Judea until about A.D. 27. When he was thirty, he began to preach on the banks of the Jordan against the evils of the times and called men to penance and baptism "for the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand". He attracted large crowds, and when Christ came to him, John recognized Him as the Messiah and baptized Him, saying, "It is I who need baptism from You". When Christ left to preach in Galilee, John continued preaching in the Jordan valley. Fearful of his great power with the people, Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Perea and Galilee, had him arrested and imprisoned at Machaerus Fortress on the Dead Sea when John denounced his adultrous and incestuous marriage with Herodias, wife of his half brother Philip. John was beheaded at the request of Salome, daughter of Herodias, who asked for his head at the instigation of her mother. John inspired many of his followers to follow Christ when he designated Him "the Lamb of God," among them Andrew and John, who came to know Christ through John's preaching. John is presented in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. His feast day is June 24th and the feast for his beheading is August 29th.


St. John the Baptist School Pledge

I a member of St. John School
promise to do my best in work and in play.
I promise to respect all adults and students in and out of school.
I promise to try to follow Jesus' example.