Principal’s Message

Welcome to St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore! My primary goal is to create a premier and secure environment to educate the mind, body, and spirit of a child. I am proud of the many accomplishments achieved and the objectives we’ve established to ensure our vibrant and steadfast future. From our academic successes to our works of faith, the St. John’s School community embraces Christ’s command to use our talents wisely while loving our neighbors.

Within the past few years, St. John’s has become a Diocese of Buffalo STREAM Initiative School. With this commitment, we have been afforded the opportunity to make numerous updates to our physical school building and to acquire technology and tools to integrate 21st century learning into each of our classes.  These upgrades and others are made possible by the generous support of our alums, parishioners, parents, and community.

Our success is the direct result of the collaboration of many. I enjoy the complete support of our pastor, Rev. Michael Parker, a fervent advocate of furthering Catholic education at St. John’s. I am indebted to our loyal parishioners and alums for their continued support of this vital ministry. I am blessed to work with an amazing, creative faculty who exhibit passion, perseverance and patience. I am grateful to our parents who make the commitment to partner with us in educating their child. But without a doubt, I am most proud of our relationship with the children: we are so blessed to share in the lives of these young hearts.

At the doors of our school, you will see a sign hanging that reads, ““Let it be known to all who enter here that Jesus Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen by ever-present teacher in all its classes, the model of its faculty, and the inspiration for its students.” St. John’s was, is, and always will be a Catholic school, rooted in the traditions of our faith. In over twenty years in Catholic education, I can say with certainty that our St. John’s community is second to none. We have had some mighty dreams, from tangible goals such as connecting the school to Klauder Hall, to more subtle objectives of molding minds and hearts. Our dreams have become a reality. And, we have many more tomorrows in our future. And so, I invite you to partner with us and to make a commitment to our St. John’s community. Together, let us work together as we prepare today’s children for brilliant and bright tomorrows.

Mrs. Jenny Bainbridge