News and Announcements

  • October 12th, 2016

    SJS Students go through “Holy Door” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

    It is quite a special day when the Kindergarten to Eighth grade students of St. John School take a school field trip together but an even more special day when the field trip is to the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, the mother church of the Diocese of Norwich. The occasion of the visit was to attend Mass celebrated by… Read More

  • October 11th, 2016

    The First "Art Pickle Award" of 2016/17 Academic Year is Awarded at SJS!

    Today, the first art award of the year was presented to a well deserving eighth grader here at Saint John School. For each art assignment the “Art Pickle Award” is granted to a student who has achieved a personal best. This “personal best” is evaluated based on focus, practice of skill-based learning, and growth in relation to past projects. In… Read More

  • October 3rd, 2016

    St. Teresa of Calcutta - Larger than Life at SJS!

    The first week of art classes at SJS had students working hard studying the life and image of Saint Teresa of Calcutta! In a school-wide art project students joined together in the creation of a larger than life portrait of Mother Teresa! Students not only replicated her image but reflected on what messages she has left for us through her… Read More

  • September 9th, 2016

    The Robotics Team Visits Beardsley Zoo

    In preparation for this year’s First Lego League Robotics challenge which was just released on August 30th, some of the SJS Robotics team got a leg-up on their research by visiting Beardsley Zoo earlier in August. This year’s challenge is called “Animal Allies” and has to do with answering the question “what might become possible when we learn to help… Read More

  • September 1st, 2016

    The St. John School Difference! - Article in Harbor News

    Please check out the following news article, entitled "The St. John School Difference" about our beloved SJS. It appeared in the Harbor News newspaper (Old Saybrook) in the August 18th edition (on their zip06.com website also). We encourage you share this article with your friends, family and neighbors! http://www.zip06.com/sponsored/20160823/the-st-john-school-difference Read More

  • June 20th, 2016

    SJS Supports 3 Haitian Children For 2016-2017

    This year Mrs. Papp is amazed by the students response to her annual Haiti appeal . The school has exceeded previous years by raising over $1500 for Port au Prince, Cite Militaire student scholarship fund. This translates to funding three primary aged Haitian children to attend school for one year. It also includes daily vitamins, a nutritional meal each day,… Read More

  • June 14th, 2016

    5th Grade Student wins state Modern Woodmen of America Speech Contest!

    A 5th grade student at St. John’s School was awarded first place at the state level in the Modern Woodmen of America’s 2016 School Speech Contest. As in years past, SJS students in grades 5 through 8 participated in the nationwide contest. This year's topic was “Hunger in America.” Beginning with classroom-level contests, the top three finishers in each class… Read More

  • June 13th, 2016

    7th & 8th Grade Boston Field Trip

    The 7th and 8th graders enjoyed a fun-packed field trip day on Thursday, May 26th to Boston by way of Salem, Massachusetts. They enjoyed a great combination of history, science, tour-by-duck, and fun dining. They began their trip bright and early departing Old Saybrook at 8 a.m. and making a stop in Salem to visit the Salem Witch Museum. Their… Read More

  • May 27th, 2016

    St. John School Participates in Comcast Cares Day

    In Connecticut, nearly 1,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners participated in the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 30th at eight sites across the Nutmeg State. Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast NBCUniversal's company-wide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the nation's… Read More

  • May 25th, 2016

    "The Nifty Fifties" Rocked the House

    Saint John School's Drama Club: Proud to Present "The Nifty Fifties" This Year!  "The Nifty Fifties" was a light-hearted throwback to the 1950's with a cast and crew of over 40 students. Parent-volunteers created the beautiful set of Louis's Luncheonette and the Edsel car; they helped with marketing, sound, props and set-up before the show. There was even a live… Read More