News and Announcements

  • January 25th, 2018

    St. John School Counts down to Catholic Schools Week next week!

      Theme ~ Catholic Schools : Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.  At St. John School and across the United States, Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of Catholic Education. The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) selects a theme and each school plans activities around this theme. At St. John School, Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of all the elements of… Read More

  • January 6th, 2018

    SJS's Advent Tradition "Lessons and Carols" Delights All!

    Under the direction of SJS's new Music teacher, Mrs. Hurlburt, St John School presented Lessons and Carols on Thursday, December 21 to a packed auditorium. {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="46" width="520px" height="430px" speed="Fast" fx="fade" album_name="true"}} Lessons and Carols became a SJS tradition when Mother Elaine became principal in 2010.  Unlike the usual winter concerts presented during the Advent season, SJS's Lessons and… Read More

  • December 22nd, 2017

    SJS Students Welcome Jesus, Our Savior with La Posada

    {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow" album_id="45" width="480px" height="340px" speed="Fast" fx="fade" album_name="true"}} The tradition of La Posada took place again at St. John School this morning as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Mary and Joseph first knocked on the 8th Grade door to see if there was room at the “inn”. They then proceeded to the 7th Grade classroom,… Read More

  • December 18th, 2017

    St. John School Continues the Jesse Tree Tradition!

    The tradition of the Jesse tree continues at St. John School where today at morning prayer, the students learned about Ruth. The Jesse Tree represents the genealogy or family tree of Jesus Christ. It tells the story of God’s plan for salvation, beginning with creation and continuing through the Old Testament to the coming of the Messiah. {{widget type="photos" name="slideshow"… Read More

  • December 14th, 2017

    St. John School brings Christ to the Torchlight Parade

        It was a cold and snowy night and Old Saybrook’s Main Street was lined with excited families waiting for the parade to begin.  There were talented marching fife and drum corps from all over the state.  The boy scout and girl scout troops, and our hard working firefighters and police were proudly marching and singing Christmas carols.  The… Read More

  • December 14th, 2017

    St. John School band delights with their Christmas Concert!

    Under the direction of Ms Patty Hurlburt, the SJS Band performed a Christmas Concert for students, families and friends on Tuesday, December 12thth in the SJS Gym at 1:30pm. The performance began with “Christmas Chimes” and “Jolly Old St Nick”. These were quickly followed by the favorite “Jingle Bells” as the audience was invited to sing along! As we prepare to celebrate… Read More

  • December 4th, 2017

    SJS 6th Grade visits Plum Island, NY as part of Science Curriculum

    Sixth grade St. John School students were fortunate to visit the Plum Island Animal Disease Center as part of their science curriculum this Fall.  With their teacher Mr. Pearson, they embarked on the 35-minute ferry ride from Old Saybrook to the island located off the north fork of Long Island. Heavy dense fog on the morning of the trip added… Read More

  • November 22nd, 2017

    SJS Cross Country Finishes Strong!

    SJS XC had an excellent season.  Coach Katz says the team was lucky to have guest coach/parent Scott Beaudoin.  Scott completed an Ironman earlier this year and helped the team learn the importance of warming up and staying strong mentally.  The team competed at a few new venues, such as Haley Farm in Groton, which was lovely!  The team’s favorite… Read More

  • November 15th, 2017

    New SJS Choir Makes their First Debut in the Community!

    After participating in the St. John School Veterans’ Ceremony, the St. John School choir made their debut appearance outside St. John School, at The Estuary Council of Seniors in Old Saybrook. The students sang the theme songs for the five branches of the Armed Services. Four of the students, in addition to singing, also accompanied on guitars, trumpet and the… Read More

  • November 10th, 2017

    SJS Students Salute and Thank our Active Service Members & Veterans!

    On Veteran’s Day, St. John School students once again honored the men and women who have served our country so bravely. As is customary, all grades from PreK to Grade 8 participated in the ceremony. Additionally this year, the new SJS choir with students from Grades 4-8, and members of the SJS Advanced Band participated.   After Grades 2 and… Read More