Why Choose St. John the Baptist – Gildehaus?

In Villa Ridge, MO

At St. John’s, we have been celebrating our Catholic Faith for generations.  We celebrate with the old and the young!  We embrace the old and the new!  We know all by name!


Our children learn beyond what can be taught through text books and computers. They learn the love of God, the love of family and neighbor, the love of thy self, and most importantly, they learn service to others.


Our students are present in community events throughout the school year. They volunteer with their fathers and grandfathers to serve at our annual parish dinners, and with their mothers and grandmothers to help with the Quilt Bingos. They assist with the Ladies Sodality and the Knights of Columbus fundraisers, and set up for many parish sponsored events. They participate in community sponsored parades, Relay for Life, and collect for missions and the St. John’s Helping Hands to name a few. And best of all, they mentor to each other, just as their parents and grandparents have been mentors to them.

Did you know our students….

Score Significantly Above Average on National Testing

Are Active Participants In The Liturgy And Service to Others In School And Surrounding Communities

Are Instructed In: Religion, Phonics, Spelling, Mathematics, Social Studies, Physical Education, Reading, English, Handwriting, Science, Music, Computer Technology, and more.

While we are a Catholic School, we welcome children of all faiths.