About Us

St John the Apostle High School is an educational institution founded on the basic principles of Christian education: integration of various aspects of human knowledge in the light of the Gospel and growth in virtues characteristic of the Christian. Being the only parochial secondary school in the whole Odoakpu and Woliwo regions of the city, it has been established with the singular objective of pacesetting, not merely in education of the mind but on integral formation of the human person.
The consciousness of the above and the realization of the fact that knowledge without character impairs the human person inform our MOTTO: Education and Character. Indeed, Mahatma Gandhi has in the wake of the 21st century qualified “knowledge without character” as a social sin. Our challenge is therefore to produce balanced individuals who are armed with the learning and gentleness of character. This is our trademark.
St. John the Apostle High School is the offspring of Sacred Heart Nursery/Basic School Odoakpu, a parochial school belonging to Sacred Heart Parish, Odoakpu Onitsha. The mother school has a long history that stretches to the establishment of St. John the Apostle High School by the Parish Priest Rev Fr Donald Uzor. As an academic institution, activities began there on 19th September, 2016 when the Archbishop of Onitsha Most Rev Valerian M. Okeke opened it in a grand style.
A total of a hundred and seventy-one students began the school from J.S.S one. Like the biblical mustard seed, the institution is rapidly growing into a citadel of learning.
Our mission is to give a “pastoral care of intelligence.” This demands a value-based nurture of the human mind. With this, we expect to produce responsible young men and women who would be invaluable assets to the society.