In 2019, this school celebrates its 60th year. It offers the highest quality of education in a faith-based environment. It was founded in 1959 as an extension of its church to offer students the highest quality of education while being supported in a faith-based environment supported and taught Catholic values.
St. John the Baptist Catholic School is a warm, welcoming and wonderful environment, the church said.
"People love our school because of the strong sense of community and support. And, best of all, lunch at St. John's is in Bunnie's Diner, named for its the lunch program director who adds her special ingredient, love," the church said.
Finalists were Chaska Middle School West, Chaska; Cologne Academy, Cologne; Eagle Ridge Academy, Minnetonka; Guardian Angels Catholic School, Chaska; Jordan Middle School, Jordan; River Valley Education Center (SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288), Jordan; Shakopee West Middle School, Shakopee; St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School, Excelsior; St. John's Lutheran School, Chaska; St. Michael's Catholic School, Prior Lake.