St. John the Baptist is proud to be accreditated by the following:
Western Catholic Education Association
The Western Catholic Educational Association is a private educational accrediting agency established under the auspices of the Bishops of the Catholic (Arch) Dioceses of California.
The Mission of WCEA is to maintain and improve the quality of elementary and secondary Catholic schools as educational environments that assist students in their faith formation and academic needs.
The major purpose of this agency is to coordinate the accreditation process by assisting schools in their self-evaluative programs, to establish general standards for excellence, to grant WCEA Accreditation, and to cooperate formally with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and other accrediting organizations as determined by the WCEA Board of Directors. In California and Hawaii, WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) co-accredits the school together with WCEA.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The Western region covers institutions in California and Hawaii, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, the Pacific Basin, and East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American/International schools or colleges may apply to it for service.
St. John's was last visited on March 20-22, 2018 by both the Western Catholic Education Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the ninth time in its fifty-nine year history. In early July of 2018, the school received the letter confirming that it had received, for the ninth straight visit, a six-year term (the highest term of accreditation possible).