school history

Saint John Catholic School opened its doors to students in September of 1949 at the edge of what used to be the Charleston Navy Base.  The School is part of Saint John Catholic Church Parish. Through the years the school has served varied populations, meeting the needs of an ever-changing economic and cultural community. In the early years the school’s attendance was as high as 300 students. At present there are around 70 students. The neighborhood has seen a drastic change since the closing of the Naval Base in 1996.

Because of our unique mission among Catholic schools of individualizing a child's educational experience, Saint John Catholic School now draws students of all Christian faiths from outside the neighborhood, including other Catholic parishes in the tri-county area.

Learn more about our vision for the future on our Parish Master Plan page.