Cora Ricks, Principal and Students


St. John’s Elementary School

The Elementary school was the brainchild of Cora Ricks, now principal and administrator.  She noticed the many children of the St. John United Methodist Church who did not go to school.  She presented the idea to start the elementary school in the church which soon outgrew that space and soon outgrew a second structure. A new school, the St. John Elementary School, was built to serve grades K-6.  A new class is added each year until the school reaches grade 6. 


To accommodate the students who move forward to grades beyond the elementary school, a junior high school is in progress to meet in a wing of the new high school.


Miraculous Expectations Campaign 

Through the vision of Pryde Bass, the Liberia Farmer to Farmer Ministry embarked on constructing a high school in Harrisburg.  Engaging in a Miraculous Expectations Campaign, potential donors were asked to help provide a place for the young people of Harrisburg to get an education in their own community without having to walk nearly 3 hours to school each day or not have to live in the capital of Monrovia-meaning their families have to pay room and board and transportation.  The vision has been realized to construct the building.  The ministry is now in the process of furnishing the classrooms and the building.

Completed exterior of the High School

Help Us Educate

Donations are needed for school equipment, school supplies, scholarships, teacher support, and upkeep of the facilities.  Donations can be designated for these areas or undesignated for the general operations of the schools.