Providing a quality education based on Catholic and Mercedarian tradition, collaborating with parents as educators since 1948.

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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

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for 2021-2022!!


Monday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, June 23 - Tuesday, July 6 - CLOSED

Wednesday, July 7 - Friday, August 27 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SJC COVID-19 Documents

SJC School Re-Opening Guidelines

SJC Covid-19 Prevention Plan for School

COVID Prevention Program Requirements


Our school office is open during school hours Monday through Friday to assist with any questions or concerns. We are currently accepting registration for the 2021-2022 school year for most grades. If you have any financial concerns or need to make a payment, you may contact Mrs. Quiñones during our business hours. For tuition assistance, please email Mr. Greg Krumm at gkrumm



Kera Hernandez was an outstanding athlete and student at SJC. She went on to be Captain, All-Academic Team and MVP of the Eastlake High School Varsity Basketball team. She is also All-League All-Star for the Eastlake Lacrosse team. Kera is graduating this year and will be heading off to college. We can’t wait to see where she will go! Congratulations Kera!!!


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.

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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 mguerrero


Now accepting enrollment applications for students from Preschool through 8th grade. Please contact our school office for more information.