Welcome to St. John Central School

St. John Central School does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admission policies, athletic or other school directed programs.


St. John Central School does reserve the right to refuse admission to any student with a history of behavior that would likely disrupt the learning environment.  This includes, but is not limited to, expulsion from another school and/or behavior that threatens the welfare of the student body.   


Admission to Kindergarten

St. John Central School offers a five-day, full-time kindergarten program.  Students entering kindergarten shall be five (5) years old by August 15 (ORC 3321.01) and shall have successfully completed a kindergarten screening.  


Transfer Students

Any student transferring from another school into St. John Central shall submit a copy of the cumulative record from the previous school.  The student will be assigned to a grade based on the recommendations of his previous instructor.  If records are unavailable, an examination may be administered to determine which grade the student should be enrolled.  Students entering first grade shall be six (6) years old by August 15 (ORC 3321.01) and shall have successfully completed kindergarten. 


Tuition Guidelines & Fees

St. John Central School is supported by the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy, Lowell; St. Ambrose, Little Hocking; St. Bernard, Beverly; and St. John the Baptist, Churchtown.  The prescribed course of admission to St. John’s shall be as follows:


  • Children of registered, regular contributors to their parish

  • Children from families with enrolled siblings at St. John

  • Children who have reached school entrance age

       (The above candidates have priority for registration.) 

  • Children of non-parish families who have siblings enrolled at St. John

  • Children who have transferred from another Catholic school

  • Children from non-parish families


Students enrolling at St. John Central School will be required to pay tuition and instructional fees as described in the registration and tuition agreement form for that school year.  A non-refundable registration fee shall be paid per student upon registration.  The registration payment shall be applied to the student’s instructional fees if paid by April 15 of that year.  Registration fees received after that date are non-refundable and shall not be applied toward instructional fees.  Questions regarding tuition shall be directed to the school bookkeeper and/or the principal.


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To request more information:

Contact the School Office

Mon-Fri 8am - 3pm


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