Providing a quality education based on Catholic and Mercedarian tradition, collaborating with parents as educators since 1948.

St. John of the Cross Catholic School represents an educational ministry of St. John of the Cross Catholic Parish.
The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, California.

St. John of the Cross Catholic School is a comprehensive Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association.

Campus News and Updates


Valley Forge 2018

This week the Fifth grade class along with Mrs. Barreto and Mr. Krumm are visiting Valley Forge, PA to learn about the Founding Father of the United States. They are having a wonderful time on their adventure. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

The Faculty and Staff at SJC wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Break November 19th through November 25th. School Resumes on Monday, November 26th.


BUTTERBRAID DELIVERY - Thursday, November 15th. Please be sure to pick up your order in the SJC Media Center no later than 3:30pm. Please contact Mrs. Leyva if you have questions or concerns regarding your order.

Alumni Spotlight


Olivia Leyva SJC Class of 2014

Olivia is currently attending San Diego Mesa College where she is part of their elite dance team. She recently performed in the school’s Fall Recital “Dance Spectrum”. Olivia was featured in the Swing, tap, and hip hop dance pieces.


Why St. John of the Cross?


St. John of the Cross Catholic School is an award winning school that prides itself on it's Catholic Identity. Our school has an excellent academic curriculum and offers a wide variety of on-campus activities and sports teams. We believe in providing a safe, nurturing, and faith-filled environment for every student, teacher, and parent.

Tour of the School


We are located at 8175 Lemon Grove Way in Lemon Grove, CA. Please contact our school office during business hours to schedule a tour of our school. Our school office is open Monday - Thursday from 7:30am to 3:30pm and on Fridays from 7:30am to 2:30pm (first Friday of the month until 12:30pm). You can reach us via phone at 619-466-8624 or email our school secretary at 

Join Our SJC Family


Now accepting enrollment applications for students from Preschool through 8th grade. Please contact our school office for more information.


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Saint John of the Cross Catholic School 8175 Lemon Grove Way Lemon Grove, CA 91945

School Hours
Office Hours 7:30am - 3:30pm

School Hours 8:00am - 3:00pm (Fridays 8:00am – 2:00pm)

Extended Care Hours 6:45am - 7:45am  
3:00pm - 6:00pm (Fridays 2:00pm – 6:00pm)