Your bright future is our mission

St. John Baptist de La Salle Catholic School sets high standards as an academic institution and hopes to serve as positive role model for other schools in Ethiopia. The school aims to provide a quality education for all of its students, regardless of their academic abilities. For the past five years, all students in grades eight, 10 and 12 passed the Addis Ababa regional and Ethiopian national exams

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Our Vision

The school’s vision is to integrate children who come from different races and denominations, who are economically poor and artisans, and who are in poor health.

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Our Mission

The mission statement of St. John Baptist de La Salle Catholic School is to provide a human and Christian education to less fortunate young Ethiopians so they can become respectful and loving to all humanity and to their country, according to the ministry which the Catholic Church entrusted to it.

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Academic Excellence

One of our most important values is academic excellence through teaching and instruction.


We specialize both in the natural and social sciences and help our students achieve their goals in their fields of interest.

Visual and Kinesthetic Teaching

Unlike other schools, we excel in visual and kinesthetic teaching and this is why St John is a great fit for you.

Values based on the Bible

Our academic and moral values stem from teachings of the Bible

About St John Baptist De La Salle Catholic School

The Christian Brothers founded St. John Baptist de La Salle Catholic School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2010 to serve the educational needs of children living in Addis Ababa and the Oromia Regions. While the school is open to the general public for a moderate fee, the children from the nearby orphanage run by St. Mother Teresa’s Community do not have to pay. The school is located on the border between Addis Ababa and Oromia regions which makes it more unique and special.

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Subjects We Offer

  • Natural Sciences


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  • Natural Sciences


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  • Social Sciences


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Alumni Success Stories

St John boasts a number of successful alumni both in academic and innovative worlds. We have consistenly been one of the top scorers in regional and national examinations. We have had alumni go on to be impactful entreprenuers and successful founders.

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