Our Facility

A safe and nurturing school environment.


  • Self-contained classrooms, one per grade level for Pre-K to 5.
  • Separate Middle School wing with homerooms and departmentalized classrooms for Grades 6 to 8.
  • All doors to school are locked and access is provided through the Main Office buzz-in system.
  • Security and safety at St. John School is a top priority with surveillance security cameras.
  • Students routinely practice fire and safety drills conducted by the Police School Resource Officer.
  • There is a computer in each classroom for assistance with lessons and research.
  • Most classrooms, science lab and school library contain “smart board” technology to assist with instruction and research.


  • Gymnasium/Cafeteria/Auditorium has updated flooring, electronic scoreboard, bleachers and portable lunch tables.
  • Recent installation of energy efficient windows and HVAC equipment.
  • Science lab – modern lab equipment, microscopes, and glassware for inquiry based learning.
  • Computer room – with 30 stations and projector for instruction and presentations.
  • Apple iPads (30 tablets) are used for classwork for grades Kindergarten to 8th Grade.
  • Additional rooms include a large Library, Music room, Art room, and Spanish/Multipurpose room.
  • Modern playground equipment, dedicated Pre-K and Kindergarten play area, large fenced-in and gated playing field and paved area.
  • Nurse’s office with full-time nurse on-site.
  • Close proximity to St. John Church allows for regular visits for educational and prayer purposes.


  • Old Saybrook recognized as “Top 100 Best Communities for Young People,” with school located near music, art and dance facilities, strong sports and recreation programs, and shoreline amenities.
  • School-wide and classroom Community Service Projects including food and clothing drives, visits to senior citizens, and other collections. The Student Council in Middle School co-ordinates several Community Service school-wide projects throughout the year.
  • Each grade goes on field trips during the year to enhance their studies.  Younger grades visit Main Street locations such as police station, fire station and US. Post Office.
  • Yearly walk-a-thon fundraiser takes place within walking distance of the school.