Thank you for your interest in Saint John Fisher School. We warmly welcome you to our website, which we hope will give you a glimpse into the faith-filled community and academic rigor of our Catholic school.
Our faculty and staff partner with parents in teaching the Catholic faith, promoting academic excellence, and producing caring community builders. This mission forms the three pillars of our Schoolwide Learning Expectations: Believe, Learn, and Care.
We recognize each child in our care as a unique creation of God, and we are committed to developing each child’s gifts by offering support, inspiration, and opportunities to experience and develop their faith. Catholic values and traditions permeate throughout our school.
Our teachers create respectful classroom environments that are conducive to learning. We are committed to providing rigorous, standards-based curriculum that is accessible to all of our students. We celebrate student growth and encourage students to be the children God created them to be.
We encourage service to others with Christ as our model. Whether in the classroom, on the playground, or beyond campus, our school community seeks ways to lift up our brothers and sisters in need.
We invite you to visit our campus and witness our school community in action. You may meet with me, our esteemed faculty and staff, and our wonderful families. Please experience for yourself the warm, welcoming spirit of St. John Fisher School.
With God’s blessings,
Mrs. Colleen M. Guenther
In partnership with parents, St. John Fisher School is dedicated to teaching the Catholic faith, promoting academic excellence, and producing caring, contributing, cooperating community builders. Our daily emphasis is:
"Go in peace to love and serve the Lord and one another."
- We demonstrate an understanding of the Catholic faith
- We recognize, respect, and celebrate diversity
- We participate actively in the celebration of the Mass
- We affirm Catholic ideals
- We experience our Catholic faith in a variety of ways
- We think creatively and critically
- We work well independently and as members of a group
- We communicate clearly
- We participate in a variety of learning experiences
- We exhibit knowledge and understanding of all curricular subjects
- We employ technology as a tool
- We affirm American ideals
- We show respect for self, family and life
- We are responsible citizens who serve as positive role models
- We are stewards of the world around us
- We promote social justice by participating in a variety of service projects for the benefit of local and global communities
2022 Awarded Best Elementary School in PV
On May 19, 1961, Cardinal James McIntyre established a new parish named St. Peter Alcantara. Msgr. Thomas J. McCarthy became the founding, Pastor. The Daughters of Mary and Joseph joined Msgr. Thomas J. McCarthy and formed the first classes in temporary quarters on the Mary and Joseph Novitiate grounds, as St. Peter of Alcantara School. A year later, the newly established parish was renamed after St. John Fisher. The permanent school was dedicated in January 1963, administered by the Daughters of Mary and Joseph and 422 students in attendance.
Over the years, enrollment rose and fell with the area demographics. In 1965, St. John Fisher School saw its highest enrollment with 654 students. In 1970, due to a shortage of personnel, the Daughters of Mary and Joseph withdrew from the school and were replaced by the Sisters of Rolling Hills. In 1977, the sisters of Rolling Hills withdrew from the school and were replace by The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary accepted administration of the school until 2000. Since 2002, a lay principal, with the Pastor’s support, has administered the school.
In 2010, St. John Fisher School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States Department of Education award program recognizing exemplary public and non-public schools using standards of excellence evidenced by student achievement measures. To learn more about the program, please click here. The Staff and Faculty plays a major role in the education quality of St. John Fisher School. They are truly dedicated to student learning and take personal interest in each students’ success. With a small classroom setting and family-like atmosphere where students feel comfortable and can focus on learning and get challenged to grow and expand their minds.
The Msgr. Eugene Gilb Fund was created in 2015. Msgr. Eugene Gilb was pastor of St. John Fisher Church for 14 years and believed in the values a Catholic education brings to each student and preparing the future leaders of society. The mission of the Msgr. Eugene Gilb Fund is to provide need-based tuition assistance for students who attend St. John Fisher School. The fund is supported by tax-deductible donations made possible by St. John Fisher Church parishioners.
Each year, St. John Fisher School focuses in producing outstanding young men and women of faith, integrity, and service to others. The school honors the memory of St. John Fisher, who died for his belief in the Church, through schoolwide Learning Expectations, which are clustered around the three pillars of Believe, Learn and Care.