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Jeanites @ 2:30

Cheering on SJB ActivitiesSJB challenges its students to achieve both inside and outside the classroom. Therefore the final bell does not mark the end of school but rather begins a new part of the day where Jeanites are involved and active in athletics, clubs, and other afterschool programming. At SJB there is truly something for everybody. Jeanites are encouraged to become well rounded young women and to pursue interests outside of their academic work. Clubs and activities are programmed to allow Jeanites to be as involved as possible and able to explore different passions. Athletics, clubs, and activities allow students to refine their talents and to acquire new skills. Clubs and other afterschool activities build student leadership skills and allow students to collaborate, essential skills for the 21st century! Throughout her four years, the Jeanite will assemble an impressive portfolio which testifies to her being truly a woman oriented to the future and committed to becoming a well rounded individual.

Jeanites Compete
St. Jean's offers the opportunity to excel both in theGirls In Track Uniforms classroom and on the playing field. The school is committed to growing its athletic program and has made a substantial investment to do so. Our offerings include indoor and outdoor track and field, cross country, basketball, volleyball, softball and soccer.

Team sports allow students to build essential leadership and collaboration skills, empowering young women to challenge themselves physically and mentally. SJB's goal is to develop in our students the confidence, discipline, respect, resilience, and fortitude that is core to the mindset of a competitive athlete as well as to grow their physical skills in order to compete, at the highest level, with their peers in the Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association (GCHSAA ). 

  • Soccer

Back by popular demand, the 2021-2022 school year marks the return of soccer to the SJB athletics lineup. Teams compete against schools throughout the five boroughs with games and practices in Central Park, Chelsea Park, and on Randall's Island. Part of the fall season, soccer begins in mid-August and runs through October.


  • Cross Country

St. Jean's introduced cross country during the 2020-21 school year. Jeanites compete against Archdiocesan schools throughout the five boroughs. Practices take place at Central Park, Riverbank Park, and Van Cortlandt Park with meets at Van Cortland Park and Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. So far, in 2021-2022, one of our student athletes has qualified to compete in the New York State Federation Cross Country Championships.


  • Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field

The SJB indoor/outdoor track and field program is off and running with student athletes competing against their Catholic school counterparts throughout the five boroughs. During the indoor season, the track team practices at the New Balance Track and Field Center. Meets take place there and at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Outdoor season practices are held at Riverbank State Park, Central Park, and other locations in the city, while meets are at Icahn Stadium. Indoor and outdoor tryouts begin in November. The season concludes in May. Athletes are generally expected to participate in both seasons. SJB's nascent track program has already met with considerable success. A student athlete from the Class of 2021 received a full scholarship to run for Villanova.


  • Volleyball

New for the 2021-2022 school year, SJB has rolled out a volleyball program with varsity and junior varsity teams. Part of the Archdiocese Bronx/Manhattan Division, the teams practice at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School and the Riverside Church Stone Gym. Volleyball takes place during the fall season with tryouts beginning mid-August.


  • Basketball

SJB relaunched basketball in the 2020-2021 school year and participated in a truncated CHSAA season, due to Covid-19. The 2021-2022 school year will bring a full-length season with SJB teams playing in the Intersectional A Division. The team practices at Riverside Church and plays its home games at the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. A winter season sport, tryouts begin the first Saturday in November with games through late March.


  • Softball

SJB student athletes close out the school year on the softball diamond each spring as part of the CHSAA Intersectional League. Beautiful Central Park is our home field with games taking place on the Great Lawn Fields. Practices are also at Central Park as well as in Prospect Park. Tryouts take place in early March and the season runs through the end of May.


Clubs and Activities

Jeanites Dance

Chutney Dance
    • African Dance
    • Chutney Dance
    • Hip-Hop
Our KPop Dance Group
      • K-POP
      • Latina Dance
      • SJB Certified Steppers
  • Adulting 101
    Empowering Jeanites with Life skills to help form better women who are equipped for the world. Students attend an informative weekly meeting discussing resume building, interview and budget skills etc. Students learn and prepare for real world challenges with the guidance of the SJB staff.
Moderator: Ms. Clarke

Season: Fall, Winter, Spring

Time and Place: Mondays @ 2:30 in Rm 205


  • Creative Writing Club
The Creative Writing Club meets to encourage Jeanites to write for pleasure and expression. Participants in the Creative Writing Club have the opportunity to enter contests throughout the Fall and in the Winter students prepare for SJB’s Poetry Cafe.
Moderator: Mrs. Conley
Season: Fall, Winter
Time and Place: Tuesdays @ 2:30 in Rm 300
  • Yearbook Club
    The Yearbook Club provides students the opportunity to leave a lasting impression at St Jean Baptiste High School. Students will learn to be photographers, graphic designers, and student leaders while building the yearbook for the school. At the end of the school year, students will present and distribute the book to the student body.
 Moderator: Mr. Bruce

Season: Fall, Winter, Spring

Time and Place: Thursdays @ 2:30 in Rm 201

    • Art Club
      In the Art Club, students can pursue activities that are not within the scope of the art curriculum in the company of like-minded peers. Art Club provides support and enrichment for those students seeking a creative outlet after school. Students attend sketching walks and field trips to museums during Art Club. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to join this club.

Moderator: Ms. Buchanan

Season: Winter

Time and Place: Tuesday’s @ 2:30 in Rm 201

    • Photo Club
      In the Photo Club, students have the opportunity to learn about taking effective photographs while considering composition, the elements and principles of design and artistic expression. Students will join in on weekly photo walks to seek out captivating subjects for their photos. While photographing school-related activities, students will also be encouraged to practice their skills. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to join this club.
Moderator: Ms. Buchanan

Season: Fall

Time and Place: Tuesdays @ 2:30 in Rm 201


    • SJB Choir:
Jeanites practice and hone in on their musical and singing skills by supplying the tones and sounds of praises during our masses and celebrations.  Jeanites are prepared and led by Principal Cassano, CND, who accompanies them on the organ. 
National Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
    The NHS meets every other Monday. Mostly fundraising and peer tutoring. We meet to discuss different activities to raise money for charities. Induction of new members in April begins the new membership for the next school year.

Season: Fall, Winter, Spring

Time and Place: Every other Monday @ 2:30 in Rm 204



  • National Art Honor Society
    Art SocietyThe St. Jean Baptiste High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society serves to inspire and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in art. The chapter aims to foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art. National Art Honor Society members participate in service projects and host art activities for the Saint Jean Baptiste High School community.
Moderator: Ms. Buchanan

Season: Fall, Winter, Spring

Time and Place: Fridays @ 2:30 in Rm 201

  • Spanish National Honor Society
    Spanish Honor SocietyThe Spanish National Honor Society is an academic organization dedicated to promoting the study of the Spanish Language and the culture. Its members participate in trips, scholarship opportunities and give back by tutoring their peers
             Moderator: Ms. Berestova

Season: Fall, Winter, Spring

Time and Place: Mondays @ 2:30 in Rm 203

  • Sacraments Class- RCIA
    Prepares students to receive sacraments of initiation.
Moderator: Ms. Presendieu
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
Time and Place: Mondays @ 2:30 in Rm 204
Our Chapel
  • Campus Ministry
    The Campus Ministry club is a club that is run by the students, that organizes the liturgy at St. Jean Baptiste High School throughout the school year. We have about 4-6 Masses during the school year. The students help to organize and participate in the Mass throughout the year. They serve in the position of Altar server, Eucharistic Minsters, choir members, and/or readers.
Moderator: Ms. Presendieu
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
Time and Place: Wednesdays @ 2:30 in the Library
  • Jeanites Study 

    • Saint Jean Baptiste High School is committed to each and every Jeanite excelling in and outside of the classroom. Because of our outstanding faculty, guidance team, and Library/ Resource center, we are able to offer students who may be struggling academically in certain subject areas additional support and enrichment. Even though most faculty offer “Office Hours” before, during, or after school, additional help is available through one of the following:
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    • Library / Resource Center
      • The Library / Resource Center is open every day from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm. Here the Librarian is ready to assist students in research and acquiring the necessary information needed to complete papers, projects, or reports. St. Jean Baptiste High School has chosen Follett Destiny Library Manager to manage its library resources and help make the Library more efficient and effective at supporting active student learning. Our students and teachers can now seamlessly search and access all print and digital content from just one location with a single sign-on through the Destiny portal: The portal includes all of our school’s library resources, such as eBooks, digital databases, and content-rich and safe websites. The Library / Resource Center is also a place where students gather to study with one another and tutor each other through our Peer Tutor program.

    • Peer Tutoring
      • Peer Tutoring is a service that offers academic support to students by students. Both students benefit from this learning interaction. The Guidance Department organizes members of the various National Honor Societies to support and tutor other students in need of extra help or who simply wish to further their learning. The Guidance Department will work to assist students seeking help and to pair them with appropriate tutors.

    • Early Bird Tutoring
      • SJB partners with New York Cares to provide early morning tutoring in all subjects. Tutors come from all types of professional fields to help students having difficulty in particular areas or for added enrichment. At Early Bird Tutoring students not only get access to the help they need but also have the experience of being mentored by professionals in varying fields of work.

    • Kaplan SAT Prep
      • SJB partners with New York Cares to provide a FREE SAT Prep course for our interested Juniors. Juniors who apply for the program meet weekly with trained and skilled SAT prep professionals as they strive to achieve higher on this important exam. As well as being taught and tutored in the various parts of the SAT, students also have several opportunities to sit for practice exams so their progress can be monitored and their tutoring can be tailored to fit their needs.