Headmaster's Welcome

Mr. Jeffrey P. Presberg

Dear Parents and Friends,

Welcome and thank you for visiting our Saint John the Beloved Academy website. We hope this site will serve as an online introduction to our school and we encourage you to also visit our school in person!

Saint John the Beloved Academy is a co-educational Catholic liberal arts school for children in preschool through eighth grade in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.

Our school Patron, Saint John the Beloved, serves as a constant inspiration for our community and philosophy of education. His example of love and friendship with Our Lord, is something we strive to emulate in our relationship with God and with others.

Our liberal arts curriculum is rooted in a Catholic humanist tradition, a unique academic and evangelical approach to Catholic education, which instills in students an understanding of their inherent dignity as children of God, and the intellectual freedom to seek and recognize Truth. We strive to fulfill our mission by ensuring that our school motto, “Fides, Scientia, et Gaudium” is woven into every aspect of our curriculum. Classes include Religion, Reading, Language Arts (English, Spelling, and Handwriting), Mathematics, Science, Natural History, Social Studies, Fine Arts (Art and Music), Health and Safety, Physical Education, Computer Education, Library and World Languages (choice of Spanish or Latin in 7th and 8th grade), Muses:  A mix of Drama, Recitation and the Arts, Music Drums and Choir (7th and 8th grade), Trivium (7th and 8th grade).

Additional elements are woven into the educational experience at St. John’s to best facilitate growth and development. We have a modified block schedule, a beautiful campus featuring a large outdoor playground and fields, multiple recess time to enhance student concentration and time outdoors, a house system to help strengthen and cultivate our Mission which encourages school spirit, friendship, and fun, just to name a few.

As you make your way through our website, we hope that you get a feel for our school community and that you are inspired to take a closer look. Please contact our admissions office for more information at [email protected].

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you soon,

Jeffrey P. Presberg


History & Mission

The school was founded in 1954 to provide children with a Catholic liberal arts education rooted in...

School At-A-Glance

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Faculty & Staff

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