About St. John the Baptist
Founded in 1888, St. John the Baptist School is a Catholic school in Howard where students grow in relationship with Jesus Christ, pursue high levels of academics, and are surrounded by a community rooted in Christian values. Our staff is committed to developing the whole child by nurturing each child’s academic, emotional, spiritual, and behavioral development. By partnering with parents, we aim to individualize student learning in a structured environment where students grow and succeed.
Annually, our academic scores outpace the scores of local private and public school students in all academic areas. With support from our reading specialist and supportive consultant, our teachers work to customize student learning to better meet each child’s needs. To do this, our team integrates hands-on experience, technology, and research-based teaching methods.
Howard continues to be one of the fastest-growing areas in Wisconsin, and our school is proud to be growing with our community. Between 2015 and 2021, St. John the Baptist School grew by 100 students, and we continue to reach out to serve those throughout our community seeking Catholic education. We aim to make Catholic education affordable for every family by offering tuition support, participation in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, and other scholarships. Families choose St. John the Baptist School because they are looking for a school with traditional Christian values, rigorous academics, and a nurturing community.
Our school day is surrounded by our Christian faith. Each day begins with prayer and devotions coinciding with the liturgical seasons of the Church. We attend Mass as a full school each week. Students have daily religion class, and our faith is integrated into all subject areas. Our Catholic faith informs the way we teach critical thinking, and it illuminates all subject areas, enriching our academic programs.
About Our Principal
Mr. Andrew Mulloy has served at St. John the Baptist School since 2016. He grew up in the Appleton area and attended a Catholic seminary for two years after graduating high school. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UW-Green Bay, he taught at both the elementary and middle school levels. He has since earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Throughout his time in the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) school system, Mr. Mulloy has served in various roles including principal of Our Lady of Grace Virtual Academy and interim principal at Holy Family School, and he has led in-depth studies on summer school, preschool, and daycare. In 2021, Mr. Mulloy received the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leadership Award. He enjoys camping, biking, and
reading. His wife, Laura, a former youth minister, is a graduate of St. Bernard Catholic School, Notre Dame Academy and St. Norbert College. Mr. and Mrs. Mulloy live in Howard, and their three children attend St. John the Baptist School.
September 15: Celebrating Sunday
This year we handed out a book titled Celebrating Sunday for Catholic Families at Open House. Parish faith formation and our school gave every registered family a copy of the book (extras available in the office). It provides simple reflections and questions to consider for each Sunday Gospel. It is a great book to keep on your kitchen table or to keep in your car to help prompt reflection on the Word of God each Sunday. The Gospel this Sunday is very timely as Christ models for you and me how to approach conflict, division, and children. I ask everyone in our community to take some time and pray with this week’s Sunday Gospel.
Mark 9:33-37 They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”