Faith: Forming the Souls

St. John Bosco and Chesterton Academy students participated in the Solemn High Latin Mass for vocations of the priesthood at Our Mother of Sorrows on Oct 11th, 2019. Sponsored by lay group The Mothers of Lu.


If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  (John 8:31-32) 

Procession to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe
Procession to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

"Every Friday morning he attends Mass... as well as has an opportunity to go to confession once a month.  Just the other day he told me, 'You know, Mom, at my old school I used to think going to Mass took away from our learning time, but at SJB it's different, it's better.  I don't think that way at my new school.'"

"That's because at St. John Bosco, our Catholic faith and the Classical education is taught together and not taught separately.  It's incorporated in everything they do."   a St. John Bosco parent



At St. John Bosco School, our students learn that all our efforts are a response to the great love that Jesus demonstrated for us on the Cross.   We embrace the teachings of the Catholic Church as our guide to living God’s will with the joy of Christian hope.  Priority is given to helping each child develop a personal relationship with Our Lord.   Students grow to understand the power of prayer and the grace of the Sacraments in helping them bring the light of Christ into the world.


SJBS is privileged to nurture the faith of future leaders for our society. The practice of faith is woven throughout the life of the school, including:

  • Daily morning prayer gatherings that include a discussion of the saint of the day
  • Daily instruction in the faith
  • Mass each Friday, as well as Holy Days
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation available each week
  • Liturgical Feast days celebrated with special events, May Crowning, Rosary Month
  • School-wide virtue of the month
  • Service projects and community outreach
  • March for Life, locally and in Washington, DC
  • Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium by faculty, staff, and board renewed each year


Our Catholic identity extends beyond attendance at Mass and the recitation of prayers.  It permeates every dimension of life at the school, from the commitment to excellence and service to others, to the orderliness of the environment, to the dress of students, to the general cheerfulness of the faculty and staff.




"My children are growing in their relationships with Christ and the Church.  They are teaching me and helping our entire family move closer to God."                                                                              ~Parent of three SJBS students