School Profile 2019-2020

Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth grade, co-educational                           

Student-teacher ratio: 1:7

Lower School: Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade                            

Middle School: Sixth through Eighth grade

High School Chesterton Academy:  Ninth through Twelfth grade


Enrollment: 164 students (92 families), up from 26 (12 families) in 2008

  • Students come from 18 school districts, as far away as Geneva and Wheatland.
  • Busing is provided by school districts to families within a 15-mile radius.


Accreditation: The National Association of Private Catholic* Independent Schools (NAPC*IS; awarded St. John Bosco Schools its highest level of recommendation, six years, in November 2011 after a thorough study. The full report is available for review in the school office.


Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents


Standardized testing: TerraNova results from 2012-2019 showed the average St. John Bosco Schools student to score 2-2½ years above grade level.


Faculty training:

All faculty have Bachelor’s Degrees, and many have advanced degrees. Most are New York State certified teachers, and all meet NAPC*IS standards of catholicity and professionalism. Teachers receive ongoing training in classical techniques through the CIRCE Institute, the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, and on-site seminars. Each year, faculty and staff participate in one week of professional development over the summer and renew their Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.  Two Carmelite Fathers are also assigned to St. John Bosco Schools.


Facilities:   501 Garfield Street, East Rochester, New York, 14445

Original St. Jerome’s parish school, 33,000 square-foot building with large classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria and outdoor play space; centrally located in a residential Rochester suburb with easy access to Route I-490.


Schools hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


Governance: Lay Board of Governors, advised by a Catholic priest

St. John Bosco Schools

501 Garfield Street

East Rochester, NY  14445

phone: (585) 348-9401


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