A Letter from our principal, Mrs. Kraus

Dear Families and Friends,

Thank you for your interest in St. John Vianney Catholic School!  

It is a privilege to welcome you to our website and this digital look inside our amazing school. I have always said that our students leave wonderful families each morning only to enter another as they walk through our doors each school day. I hope you can come and look at our school.  As you travel through our halls, I am confident you will experience a warm and welcoming community of faith, academic excellence, and a love for learning.

We are deeply rooted in a tradition of excellence and commitment to our mission of sharing the life of Christ in order to demonstrate respect and concern for all persons. Our school environment prepares students for effective responsible living, one where they learn the commitment to always give back to their families and their community throughout the years.  Since our founding in 1960, our school has served as a vital ministry of our beloved SJV parish.  It has provided an outstanding Catholic education for generations of students not only from our parish, but throughout the Buffalo area.

Our school is fortunate to have a terrific faculty and staff who view their jobs as a vocation. We believe that forming strong connections is of the utmost importance. Our teachers work hard at getting to know the strengths and interests of all students. The relationships that are created help to not only inspire and challenge our students from Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, but they create a nurturing community where students feel safe and look forward to coming to school each day.

The early years of a child’s education are some of the most significant for instilling a strong foundation for academic success, and for the development of character, values, and beliefs. No textbook can do this, but a strong partnership between home and school and a positive and welcoming environment certainly can. 

Everything we do at SJV matters and is considered an opportunity for growth: activities in the gym, at sporting events, in the cafeteria, singing joyfully at mass each week, our service projects, and so much more all guarantee our commitment to ensuring our students thrive spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and culturally.

We invite you to join us on this journey in bringing the gifts and talents of your children and family to make our community an even better place!

In Christ,

Mrs. Carolyn Kraus


SJV School Tours Available

Tours of the building for new/incoming students can be scheduled with the SJV School Office. 


Please call the office at 674-9232

SJV School Virtual open house & Song

Welcome to St. John Vianney School!  We are excited to have you visit!

Please click on the musical note above to hear an important message from our Middle School Students!

Please feel free to walk through our Virtual Open House and Meet Our Teachers by clicking above and see what makes us so amazing!

After taking your walk through pelase feel free to contact

our Principal, Mrs. Kraus, or our School Secretary, Mrs. Lorden.

2021-2022 Registration Forms

Registration Form ~ HSA Agreement ~ Tuition Agreement ~ Tuition Policy ~ FACTS Tuition Mgmt.

Before/After School Program - LE3

LE3 is a nonprofit organization with the mission to Locally Enrich Educational Experiences for all children through academic programming.   We strive to provide children the opportunity to continue learning through extended day programming all year round. With our focus on academics, athletics, and the arts we are able to provide a high quality programming at an affordable rate. Please click for further information:

LE3 2021-22 Flyer

Sjv School HSA

Our Gala was a great success!

DARE Graduation

This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Thank you to Orchard Park Police, Officer Mazur and the Commissioner for their support of the program at SJV.   Please check out our SJV School Facebook page to watch the graduation.  


This location within our website will be made available for specific details associated with any Covid-19 cases associate with SJV.

Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if they are sick. More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

St. John Vianney has submitted our plan to the New York State Health Department and the New York State Education Department.  You may read the reopening plan below. 




SJV School mass

Weekly Mass for our students with our parish community. Students serve in the Mass as lectors and altar servers.  All sing joyfully and participate fully in the Mass.


Our mission

The mission of St. John Vianney School is to provide a faith community that fosters the academic, religious and moral development of all students. We strive to make education a positive, successful experience that will promote life-long learners. As a faith community, we share the life of Christ and demonstrate respect and concern for all persons. 

This school environment will prepare students for effective, responsible living and leadership in the 21st century..

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