Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth grade, co-educational
Student-teacher ratio: 1:7
Lower School: Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth
Middle School: Sixth through Eighth grade
High School Chesterton Academy: Ninth through Twelfth grade
Enrollment: 168 students (92 families), up from 26 (12 families) in 2008
Accreditation: The National Association of Private Catholic* Independent Schools (NAPC*IS; www.napcis.org) 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, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, 2018 showed the average St. John Bosco Schools student to score 2-2½ years above grade level.
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