Recognized as one of the fifty best private schools in the U.S., St. John, an Archdiocese of Baltimore school, has been serving the Catholic community for more than 185 years. It is a school that is rich in history and traditions. St. John is accredited by the Southern States Association of Colleges and Schools and currently serves eight Frederick County parishes and the Catholic community of Fort Detrick. The school offers a Christ-centered environment and an exemplary education to each and every student within the framework of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church. The goal of its faith community is to develop future leadership for the 21st century through academic excellence, service to others, and a firm foundation of Christian virtues.