News and Announcements

  • March 1st, 2015

    Sunny Day & Smiling Faces at the Old Saybrook Chili Fest

    Saint John School was one of 23 entries in the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Chili Fest on Saturday, Feb. 28th.  Three large containers (40+ lbs.) of the “Holy Smokes” Chili, that included butternut squash, black beans, and a "special spice blend," were distributed to the festival attendees.  Homemade cornbread, tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream also added to the culinary… Read More

  • January 16th, 2015

    Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

      The Catholic Schools Week theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education. First, schools are communities—small families in their own right, but also members of the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged. Saint John School… Read More

  • December 17th, 2014

    Preparing our Hearts for Christmas

    The Student Council coordinated a Giving Tree for needy families.  Also, to teach “the joy of giving,” the “Lil Shoppers Shoppe” an in-school shopping program, was offered to all grades during the second week of Advent. The Saybrook Stroll and Pasta Dinner 8th Grade Fundraiser was a great success, despite the rainy conditions.  A special ice carving was revealed to… Read More

  • November 22nd, 2014

    2014 Luxury Raffle Winners Announced

    The 2014 Saint John School Luxury Raffle Committee is pleased to announce the prize winners of the drawing held on November 22, 2014 at 7:00pm: 1st Prize, 2014 Cadillac CTS – Erin C., Old Saybrook, CT 2nd Prize, $10,000 Travel Gift Certificate – David T., Old Saybrook, CT 3rd Prize, $5,000 Exxon Gas Gift Card – Dan S., Old Saybrook, CT 4th Prize, $2,500… Read More

  • November 20th, 2014

    Robotics Club Teams Advance to State Tournament

    Both of the Robotics Club teams, "LazerBots" and "Intelligent Gamers," received trophies at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Robotics Tournament on November 15th in Wolcott, CT.  This is Saint John School's third year of FLL, an international non-profit organization founded to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.  The Intelligent Gamers scored the highest single round point total during the Robot Challenge Game,… Read More

  • November 14th, 2014

    Coach Jim Calhoun Visits Basketball Teams

    The Saint John School boys and girls basketball teams received special instructions at a clinic on Wednesday afternoon conducted by former University of Connecticut men's basketball head coach, Jim Calhoun. Before working on dribbling, passing, and shooting skills, the Coach provided inspiration words and life lessons.  The basketball coaching session was obtained at the Mohegan Sun/Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic charity fundraiser as a gift to the… Read More

  • October 21st, 2014

    Civics Enrichment Program and Drama Club workshops

    On Tuesday, October 14th, students, teachers, and parents in grades 3 through 8 enjoyed an enrichment program called “Me Pluribus Unum.” Felicity Jones, actress, writer and educator, presented her hilarious one-woman speech and civics lesson.  She portrayed "the wanna-be Queen of the United States of America.  In her negative attack campaign, she unwittingly makes the case for democracy as we know… Read More

  • August 14th, 2014

    Old Saybrook Bus Routes 2014-2015

    The Bus Routes and Schedules for Old Saybrook students attending St. John School are available below: Goodwin/St. John School Routes St. John School Only Routes (for when Old Saybrook Public does not have school and for St. John School early dismissal days)   Read More

  • June 13th, 2014

    Saint Joseph Statue Dedicated

    The school family gathered on the last day of school of this 20th anniversary academic year to dedicate a new statue honoring St. Joseph.  Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Greene, and 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Fisher, who have been at the school since its re-opening in 1994, told the students how the first principal prayed to St. Joseph, the Worker, during those first… Read More

  • June 11th, 2014

    8th Grade Students Graduate to High School

    The Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation Mass on Friday, June 6th.  Half of the students had been together since 2nd grade, with most of them beginning at Saint John’s in Pre-School.  They move forward with wonderful memories and countless lessons learned.  Principal Mother Elaine, Father Greg, teachers, and staff extend their congratulations to the students and their families.  Alumni… Read More