News and Announcements

  • March 19th, 2021

    Essex Winter Series Shares a "Gift of Music", Concert #3 in their Virtual Concert Performance for SJS Community

    For the past several years, the Essex Winter Series has presented a program at St. John School for our students in March.  Last year, we were fortunate to have them visit us to perform just prior to the COVID shutdown.  This year they will provide us with the links to their virtual performances, "A Gift of Music"( the virtual concerts will… Read Article

  • March 1st, 2021

    St. John School Congratulates 8th Grader on Xavier High School Scholarship!

    Well done to our 8th Grade student, Owen Jones who received the Bishop Vincent Hines Honors Memorial Scholarship from Xavier High School recently. This scholarship is attained by scoring in the 99th percentile in the Xavier High School entrance exam and applies to all 4 years at Xavier.   Owen is photographed with St. John School Principal, Mother Elaine. Mother… Read Article

  • January 25th, 2021

    Parent Education - Webinar Series: Alicia Farrell PhD

      You may remember as part of our parent education series a couple of years ago, we invited Alicia Farrell PhD to come to St. John School one evening to present a program entitled, “Anxiety, the Monster Among Us”. We thought you might like to know that Alicia is now conducting a free 4 part webinar series in February, entitled “How to… Read Article

  • December 22nd, 2020

    Saint John School Advanced & Cadet Bands Present their Christmas Band Concert 2020

    SJS Music and Band Director, Mrs. Hurlburt along with the SJS Advanced and Cadet Bands would like to present their Christmas Band Concert 2020.  Mother Elaine, SJS Principal would like to thank Mrs. Hurlburt for all her extraordinary efforts with the SJS Band this pandemic year, a year like no other. We are grateful that the band could continue lessons… Read Article

  • December 15th, 2020

    St. John School Continues the Jesse Tree Tradition

    While it may be slightly different, the tradition of the Jesse tree continues at St. John School this year. Each day, one grade per day places an ornament on the Jesse Tree and talks about a member of Jesus’ family. The Jesse Tree represents the genealogy or family tree of Jesus Christ. It tells the story of God’s plan for… Read Article

  • December 11th, 2020

    St. Nicholas' Day Gift Card and Food Drive at SJS

    On Monday, December 7, the Saint John School Community in Old Saybrook celebrated Saint Nicholas Day with a dress down day. Students brought in gift cards and collected non-perishable food items to share with the Food Pantry at Saint Mark’s in Westbrook, East Haddam Food Pantry, and Safe Futures in Waterford, an organization that deeply supports women and families with the… Read Article

  • November 23rd, 2020

    Thanksgiving Guidance (Covid) from Principal, Mother Elaine ~ A Thanksgiving Prayer

    Dear Parents and Guardians,  We are truly grateful for your extraordinary efforts to keep our school safe during the pandemic.   Your careful consideration and willingness to work with us has had a significant positive impact on our ability to stay open. Thank you, parents and guardians.  I also want to thank our local business owners and community at large for… Read Article

  • November 18th, 2020

    St. John School Celebrates New England Catholic Schools Week 2020

            New England Catholic Schools Week 2020 - November 17-20 We are excited to celebrate New England Catholic Schools Week(CSW) 2020 in-person at SJS. While different, like many things this year, it still is our chance to remind the world and each other, what we love and cherish about our school. Our activities may be slightly different… Read Article

  • November 12th, 2020

    St. John School Students Remember our Veterans

    Instead of the traditional Veteran's Day ceremony at St. John School, individual grades participated in projects in their cohorts to honor Veterans. The middle school students wrote letters and mailed a class photo to Veterans to thank them for their service. Many of the students wrote to family members or close friends. These dedicated people have either served in the… Read Article

  • November 10th, 2020

    Principal, Mother Elaine & SJS Students Thank the SJS Charitable Foundation

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!     The Saint John School Foundation has been an approved 501(c)3 Charitable Trust since 2014.  Its mission is to support our school with funds for tuition aid and periodic special projects.   In this challenging time of COVID-19, our children must have all the tools possible to learn in a variety of possible settings - in… Read Article