850-763-1775 | 1005 Fortune Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401

History and Mission

St. John Catholic School has been providing a solid academic and spiritual foundation which has created a pathway for many of our students to be accepted into the honors programs in high schools, earn college scholarships and enter the world rooted in God’s Holy Word and Jesus Christ’s teachings thanks to the inspiration and dedication of a handful of Catholic Nuns.

On September 15, 1958 five Catholic Sisters of the Order of Resurrection opened the doors of the first Catholic School in Bay County. It remains located today in a quiet residential neighborhood two blocks from beautiful St. Andrews Bay.

The Sisters have retired and passed on, but left a legacy rich in Roman Catholic teaching and academic excellence for our highly degreed and state certified teachers to build upon and help each child reach his or her full potential in this new Millennium. A 50th Anniversary Celebration was held on September 15, 2008.

Today, St. John has nearly 200 students enrolled in grades K3 – 8. Small classroom sizes provide safe, personalized learning environments. Our campus offers a new state of the art library, and computer room, science lab, art room, and music room. Technology is integrated throughout the school and curriculum.


Our Mission

At St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, we strive to become living examples of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Roman Catholic Church in our academics, families, parishes, and community.

Our mission guides everything we do, our decision-making, our curriculum planning, and our behavior. This is enforced not just for the students, but for our entire school family. We strive to emulate Jesus Christ by expressing our love, service, and knowledge.