Established in 1959, Saint John the Evangelist is a Catholic parish school serving families with children in preschool through 8th grade in Severna Park. Currently, the school’s enrollment is 453 children and 48 staff and faculty.
At this time, 12% of the school enrollment comes from ethnic minority populations; 85% of the student enrollment identifies as Catholic. Throughout the school’s history, the Sisters of Saint Joseph have lived in community on campus and served as educators and leaders in different capacities. In 2015, Saint John transitioned to a new lay leadership team.
Saint John the Evangelist School has been designated a National Blue Ribbon School and is working to renew the certification as a Maryland Green School. Over 70% of the faculty has earned masters degrees and 7 faculty members attended Saint John and returned to join the faculty. Over half the faculty has or had children or grandchildren attend the school. These two statistics demonstrate the importance of tradition and the culture rooted in family that Saint John the Evangelist School successfully develops for children and families. The school has the benefit of a large and vibrant parish to which many of school families choose to belong; and a far-reaching population of students in Anne Arundel County and from Baltimore City to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.