Welcome to John Bapst, one of America’s best high schools. We’re eager to tell you about how at this historic school, motivated students meet outstanding teachers. We’re eager to tell you that learning can be challenging, creative, and fun—eager, too, to show that learning together in a friendly, supportive community is the hallmark of our school.
This summer it’s just as important for us to let you know that on the first days of school in late August 2020, we will be open.
Our administration, faculty, and staff have been working all summer alongside partners in the medical community and government with one question in mind: How can John Bapst reopen in a way that protects and promotes the health and safety of students and staff?
On the one hand, we are fortunate. The incidence of Covid-19 in eastern Maine is much lower than in many other parts of the country. On the other hand, we take nothing for granted and continue to say to students, parents, teachers, and staff, if studying or working from home makes you feel more comfortable than in-person school, our academic program is flexible enough to accommodate both in-person and online teaching and learning.
Many other countries have reopened their schools successfully. We will do the same. Look for these and other changes at John Bapst:
- Masks worn inside the building at all times except lunch.
- One-way traffic flows throughout the building and a new schedule with fewer passing times.
- Smaller classes, with an average below 16 and desks farther apart.
- As many classes taught in person as possible, with students able to participate in classes either in person or at home.
John Bapst has an outstanding academic reputation. Add to that our commitments to a healthy, safe campus and to a future of liberty and justice for all and you have the John Bapst of today. An independent school in Bangor, Maine, John Bapst welcomes students from around the region and around the globe.
Many years ago a John Bapst student said to me, “I love this place because it lets me be myself.” If that sounds like a school you could thrive in, let us tell you more. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and see how limitless the possibilities are.
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