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

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Welcome Back Crusaders:

Now Registering for the 2019-2020 school year! Please contact our school office for information on scheduling tours, discounts, and registration packets. We are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to Noon. Please call 619-466-8624 or stop by during business hours for a tour of our campus.

Dates to Remember:

  • September 23 - Mercy Week

  • September 24 - 8:15 School Mass. Mercedarian Sisters renew vows

  • Spetember 29 - School Mass (formal uniform) hosted by 8th grade

  • October 3 - Blessing of the Animals

  • October 4 - No School (staff development day)

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!


A look back at our 2018-2019 school year!


Tuition Schedule for 2019-2020 School Year  

Annual Tuition Amount

One Child $7,560 per year or $630 per month

Two Children $10,980 per year or $915 per month

Three Children $13,800 per year or $1,170 per month

Four Children $15,960 per year or $1,330 per month

Alumni Spotlight


Sofia Walters SJC Class of 2016

Sofia is currently a junior at High Tech High School. Sofia has been doing an internship here at SJC during the month of May with Mrs. Romero’s 4th grade class. Sofia is currently touring colleges and wants to pursue a career in teaching.


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.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page and give us a like!


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)