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

Congratulations to our Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament as they renew their vows! We are so blessed to have these amazing Sisters at SJC.


Important Dates to Remember:

  • October 10 - Living Rosary

  • October 11 - Noon Dismissal

  • October 17 - Lifetouch Picture Make-up day

  • October 18 - Butterbraid orders due

  • October 21 - 25 - Red Ribbon Week

  • October 27 - School Mass (formal uniform) hosted by 7th grade

  • October 28 - Scholastic Book Fair (during recess and lunch)

  • October 31 - Preschool Parade and Book Character Day

2019 Blessing of the Animals

2019-2020 Annual SJC Welcome BBQ

We want to thank all of our parents, students, teachers and staff for attending our Back to School Fiesta. It was a big success!


Congratulations to all of the 2019 John Hopkins Honors Award Winners!!!


Alumni Spotlight


Fernando Andrade SJC Class of 2014

Fernando graduated from SJC as a star mid-fielder as well as Student Council President. He went on to Saint Augustine High School where he excelled both academically and athletically. Fernando is now attending Cal-Berkeley where he is playing for their varsity soccer team. Way to go Fernando!

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

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

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