Welcome to St. John the Apostle Catholic School!!!!!!

Message from the Principal

Thank you for your interest in exploring the many gifts of St. John the Apostle Catholic School. We are blessed having a devoted Pastor, Fr. Rob Cole, a nurturing staff of educators and support personnel dedicated to the growth of the whole child and, equally as important, the endless support of parents and friends of the SJA community.

As you come to know more about SJA, we invite you to experience our commitment to:

PROVIDE a faith-filled foundation ensuring a strong Catholic identity in liturgy, scripture, prayer, sacraments, and service;

TRANSFORM classroom instruction by implementing 21st century skills which enhance student engagement and achievement;

CREATE a nurturing and safe environment that enables students to realize their full potential as lifelong learners, and

ENCOURAGE students to recognize the gifts of others and to focus on the needs of the underserved and underprivileged individuals in our local and global communities.

What we are is God’s gift to us and what we become is our gift back to God. At SJA our goal is to empower our students to become respectful, responsible and reverent leaders in our Church and thoughtful contributors in our society. On behalf of the faculty and support staff of St. John the Apostle Catholic School, we look forward to welcoming you to one of the premiere Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Richmond.


Miriam Cotton, M.Ed.


St. John the Apostle Catholic School is AdvancED accredited and the Diocese of Richmond is AdvancED accredited as a school system.

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, their commitment is to help schools improve.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, AdvancED serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

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St. John the Apostle Catholic School and Church is located near many military and government installations. We honor, respect, and appreciate the men and women who serve our country. As a school and parish, we have a strong commitment to support and to pray for our military and their families.
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