Welcome to the St John School Website.  Catholic schools stand out from other educational institutions and the St John School is no exception.  We serve grades PreK3-Grade 8.  All of our students are taught about the Catholic faith – not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God.  St John students are held to the highest of standards, each child is inspired to reach his or her potential.  Lastly, our students learn the importance of service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others.

As the Principal of the St John School, I promise that your child will be in a safe, faith based learning environment that emphasizes Gospel values. Our amazing faculty and staff are dedicated to each child's academic success and spiritual growth.

I encourage you to call to schedule a tour of our school and to see firsthand our faith filled learning milieu. I look forward to hearing from you!

God Bless You
Mother Elaine, SCMC, Principal


Mission Statement

The mission of St. John Catholic School is to provide an opportunity for students, parents, and staff to foster a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.  Infused with our faith, we strive to provide challenging academic programs in which dedicated, professional educators and families work together in a safe environment to inspire individual growth, self-discipline, confidence and Christian service.


Our shared efforts are directed toward creating an environment rich in opportunities to prepare our students spiritually, intellectually, socially, and emotionally for the future.

We are proud that both parents and students consider our school a great place to learn and we partner together in the words of our motto, to "educate the whole child."  We invite you to be part of our school community where Jesus is the core.


From the Principal          September 20, 2023


 (Past newsletters are posted on the website under “quick links”) 


Dear Parents,


I am very pleased with how this school year has begun.  I look forward to seeing you at our Back to School night on Thursday, September 21, and our first PTO meeting on September 28. I want you to know that I will always make time in my schedule to meet with you to discuss any concerns that you have.  I strongly encourage all parents to make an appointment with me first, rather than listen to someone who may not have the entire story.  To demonstrate my point, I encourage you to read the following story:


It is a story of a most unusual penance St. Philip Neri assigned to a woman for her sin of spreading gossip.


The 16th century saint instructed her to take a feather pillow to the top of the church bell-tower, rip it open, and scatter the feathers to the four winds.  This probably was not the kind of penance this woman, or any of us, would have been used to.  But the penance didn’t end there.  Philip Neri gave her a second, and more, difficult task.  He told her to come down from the bell-tower and collect all the feathers that had been dispersed throughout the town.  The poor woman, of course, couldn’t do it – and that was the point Philip Neri was trying to make in order to underscore the destructive nature of gossip.  Our words have power.


It has been said that it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.  Saint John School will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary this year.  We are proud of our accomplishments and the students who have walked our halls, and we want to be here for future generations.  So I pray that you will be mindful of the power of your words, and I encourage you to please bring any issues or questions you may have to me or your child’s teacher.


Mother Elaine Moorcroft S.C.M.C




  • Back to School Night – Thursday, September 21 – 6 PM (Parents only). Parents and staff gather in the gymnasium for prayer followed by parents meeting teachers in their respective classrooms.  
  • School Photos – Friday, September 22 during the school day – please pre-register for your picture package on-line or send your child in your order envelope and payment the day of pictures. Students in PreK 3, PreK 4 and Kindergarten should wear dress clothes for their pictures.  Students in Grades 1 – 7 should wear their formal uniforms.
  • Photo/video Release Forms – please return the Photo/Video Release forms (even if you prefer not to have your child’s picture taken) and your Parent/Student handbook forms.  Please note your child(ren)’s name(s) in the provided space on the forms.
  • October Lunch Orders – lunch orders for October are being accepted through Thursday, September 28. 
  • Trunk or Treat – Mark your calendars for this fun school event.  If you have given thought to volunteering or contributing to our Trunk or Treat, please use the link on the Trunk or Treat flyer to sign-up.
  • Grandparents Day – November 3  It is not too early to register your child’s grandparents to participate for this special event and Mass.  The Grandparent's Day flyer has the necessary details.
  • Before & After Care is in need to volunteers to be on a back-up list to help cover when a staff member isn’t able to be there.  Before Care is 7-8:45 am / After Care is 3-5:30 pm.  Should you like to assist, please contact the main office.
  • Redeemable bottles and cans – Sister Gabriel is collecting redeemable bottles and cans to help with art programs.
  • Safe Environments – Just a reminder volunteers working with children need to be Safe Environment approved by the Diocese of Norwich. Please contact to the office to begin the process of training.  Once you are approved to volunteer it is effective through the years as you are involved with St. John School. An occasional refresher course needs to be completed every few years.
  • SMS (Text) Messaging is here!  Our goal is to use this for emergency notifications. Click here for early opt-in instructions
  • Walk Around Wednesdays! If you know anyone who is interested in visiting our school please have them register here (seelink)




 Pray With Mother   








Upcoming Events - Save the Date 


 Thursday, September 21 – Back to School Night (parents only)

Friday, September 22 - School Picture Day
Friday, October 27 - Trunk or Treat
Friday, November 3 - Grandparent's Day