St. John the Baptist Catholic School's Faithful Beginnings Discovery Center in Savage

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Faithful Beginnings Preschool at St. John the Baptist Catholic School

Faithful Beginnings Preschool at St. John the Baptist Catholic School  launched their new EXPANDED PROGRAMMING and partnership with Lake Area Discovery Center in June of 2021. Now offering programing with Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten, with an emphasis on parent-partnership and high-quality educational experiences rooted in Catholic values.

Kristen Shadis is the Discovery Center Site Director.  Kristen graduated from Northwestern University/St. Paul with a B.A. in Elementary/Pre-Primary Education and has had her MN Teachings License. She joined the Discovery Center team in 2018 as the Director and Kinderstart Lead at the Discovery Center location in Eagan. She is thrilled to join the St. John the Baptist Team as Director and Kinderstart Lead Teacher.

Meet the St. John’s Lead Teaching Team!


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St. John the Baptist Catholic School’s Partner in Education, Lake Area Discovery Center, has been NAEYC Nationally Accredited and 4 Star Parent Aware since 2009.

Location Details

  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School’s Faithful Beginnings Discovery Center



12508 Lynn Ave
Savage, Minnesota 55378
Phone: +1.952.890.6604

Site Director:  Kristen Shadis EMAIL

Opening Hours

Monday7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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NOTICE! New student enrollment for Summer and the 2023/2024 School Year opens Jan. 16th.

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