News and Announcements

  • June 3rd, 2019

    SJS 5th Grade Students complete D.A.R.E. Program

    D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance use, and other dangerous behaviors.  On May 21, SJS 5th graders visited the Old Saybrook Police station to complete the D.A.R.E program with a graduation ceremony.  Students wrote essays on what they learned throughout the  year.  Two essays were selected to be… Read More

  • May 31st, 2019

    SJS Band Concert Delights all!

    St. John students, teachers, parents, grandparents and guests were once again treated to a wonderful SJS Band performance as the St. John School band performed the “Spring Concert” under the directorship of Mrs. Hurlburt CFM. The concert began with the youngest musicians, the Grade 3 recorder musicians. They played an ensemble which included songs such as “Merrily we Roll Along”… Read More

  • May 7th, 2019

    Saints Alive - a Strong Beloved Tradition at SJS!

    Each Spring in 3rd Grade, we are treated to quite a spectacle - the Saints come “alive”!  Students, as part of the St. John School 3rd Grade religion curriculum, learn what the Catholic faith teaches about the Saints.  This year is no exception. We are urged by the Catholic teachings and our SJS 3rd Graders to imitate the Saints, and to… Read More

  • April 30th, 2019

    SJS Modern Woodsman Speech Contest: Winners announced!

    Each spring students in grades 5-8 compete to be one of three chosen to represent their grade in the annual Modern Woodsman Speech contest.  On Friday, March 31, 15 students presented their speeches to an auditorium filled with three judges, teachers, parents, and their peers. The speech contest is an opportunity for students to practice persuasive writing as well as public… Read More

  • April 5th, 2019

    Mother Elaine Announces New Assessment Testing - NWEA MAP Growth Test

    Dear Parents As you know our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are piloting the MAP Growth Tests this spring in place of the Iowa tests. Next year, the diocese hopes that all students in grades 1-8 will be taking the MAP Growth tests three times a year in the fall, winter and spring. MAP Growth is a computer adaptive… Read More

  • March 29th, 2019

    Mother Elaine announces the Second Trimester 2018/19 Honor Roll

    St. John School Honor Roll - 2nd Trimester 2018/19  Mother Elaine Moorcroft, S.C.M.C., Principal of St. John School has announced the names of the following students as honor roll students for the 2nd Trimester marking period for the 2018/19 academic year.  2nd Trimester 2018/19 Honor Roll : Click here.  Congratulations!  Read More

  • March 18th, 2019

    SJS Congratulates our 8th Grade Students who received Scholarships to Four Catholic High Schools!

    Congratuations to our 8th Graders, Celia A., Lauren H., and Samuel M who were awarded scholarships to Xavier High School, Mercy High School, St. Bernards High School and Sacred Heart High School. St. John School is so proud of you and your accomplishments! God bless you in your high school years and beyond. Read More

  • March 5th, 2019

    SJS Varsity Boys bring home trophy in advance of playoffs at SJS this week

    Congratulations to the St. John School Boys’s Varsity Basketball team who recently took home the trophy by winning first place in the St. John School Invitational Tournament. The round robin format by four schools was exciting! St. John Varsity Boys played in the final vs. St. Bernard. May God reward them abundantly for their efforts - we are so proud of them!… Read More

  • February 25th, 2019

    Spotlight on the great happenings in our 3rd & 4th Grades at SJS!

    We all just experienced the passing of the old year and the arrival of the new year.  At every school, the new year begins with the falling leaves in September.  At Saint John School in Old Saybrook, it also brought new teachers to the Third and Fourth grades, Mrs. Penrod and Ms. O’Brien. While they are new to Saint John School, they both… Read More

  • February 1st, 2019

    St. John School Boy's Varsity Win the Pine Point Invitational Tournament!

    St. John School families are beaming with pride! The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team took home the winning trophy at the Pine Point Basketball Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 26.  The round robin format was exciting and intense for players, coaches and parents alike. Additionally, eighth grader, Nicholas C., was awarded MVP of the day. Not only did these boys prove to be… Read More