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.
December 1: Entering Advent
At our school, we are pleased to be able to keep the coming of Jesus Christ central to the Advent season. We began Advent with an all-school prayer service. Deacon Manny blessed our Advent wreaths in the church, and each class quietly processed back to their classroom. In each of our classrooms, teachers are taking the time to focus on the true meaning of the season through prayer and reflection.
As we hear the familiar reminders of St. John the Baptist in our readings during this Advent, we ask for each of your prayers that our school might continue to be a place that “makes way for the Lord” in the hearts of our children and their families.