St. John the Evangelist School, Attleboro
St. John the Evangelist School is a Catholic community that welcomes families of students from Pre-K to Grade 8, and has been serving the greater Attleboro area since 1954. As a Catholic school, our main goal is to educate and prepare children to assume their roles in church and society through a safe and disciplined environment. We are grateful every day for the teachers, staff, board members, parents and volunteers who make our school so successful. We hope you and your child have the opportunity to visit our school and meet our staff. We are proud of our continued improvements to our facility and our quest to have the latest technology for our teachers and students. St. John’s School is a safe and special place for children to grow.
The mission of St. John the Evangelist School is to live out the teachings of the Catholic Church by proclaiming the Gospel message to love God and neighbor. Our parish school aspires to develop and prepare the whole child – spiritually, academically, technologically, creatively, and socially – for a preferred future.
St. John’s School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
St. John’s is proud that a new addition was built in 2012 which expands our learning space and includes a dedicated music room and media center. In 2008-2015, according to America Magazine, 1,395 Catholic schools closed or consolidated, nationally. We are proud to have constructed and paid for a new wing to our school during a time of influx for Catholic schools.
Your child’s tuition is an investment which pays a lifelong dividend. St. John’s School represents affordable excellence. Tuition is supplemented by the parish, so the Catholic community shares the cost of education.
ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
The advantage of a Catholic School education is reflected in the religious atmosphere of the educational program and the lives of the faculty and students. The students are challenged to improve the world by sharing Gospel values and living Christ’s message of salvation. They grow to understand the roots of their faith and their responsibilities as Christians.
• Our students explore their faith through classes and activities in Scripture, Sacraments, Church and morality.
• Faculty and staff are role models who share their faith, their talents and their time.
• While not all students who attend St. John’s are Catholic, all share experiences of our faith and values.
• St. John’s School encourages each student to accept the challenges of being a Christian in tomorrow’s world.
• Students participate in liturgical celebrations including daily prayer, weekly Mass, Stations of the Cross and other prayer services.
• We begin and end each class and day with prayer and say grace before meals.
• Reconciliation is offered two times per year or whenever requested.
• The Pastor and Parochial Vicar are on the campus regularly and teach classes.
• We conduct periodic food drives and the fifth grade’s service project is to work with the SVDP food pantry.
• The proceeds of the Annual Talent Show are donated to a charity
• Students visit a nursing home each year and give gifts for Christmas
• Children are taught to respect and care for each other as demonstrated by the Service Program for grades 7 and 8 whereby students give back to SJE, and our Buddy Program, which provides interactive activities between the classes.
Our educational assets include a Chapel, Resource Rooms , Computer classes for grades 2 – 8, SmartBoards in all classrooms, iPad technology, Comprehensive Wi-Fi, 3-D printer.
St. John’s School is committed to the development of the whole student. Extra-curricular activitiesare regarded as an important part of the total learning experience. A variety of choices is offered to reflect the uniqueness of each student, to generate a healthy sense of competition, to create a spirit of cooperation and to foster both leadership and creativity. The emphasis is on participation by all students.
• The After School Program is available for students in grades Pre-K – 8 from 2:00-5:30pm daily.
• The Enrichment Program is available after school for students in grades K-8. We offer 3, 8-week sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring) designed to enhance our students’ classroom learning with a schedule that combines our most popular classes with a changing rotation of educational, timely, and unique classes. Programs range from Hip Hop Dance to Healthy Kids Cooking to Zoo Crew to Babysitter Training.
• National Junior Honor Society fosters scholarship, leadership, service and responsibility for students in grades 7 and 8.
• The “Savings Makes Cents” banking program is in partnership with Bristol County Savings Bank for grades 2-6.
• Performing Arts include Bell Choir, Cadet Band, Cabaret and seasonal performances.
• Music Program consists of theory, choral and Bell Choir
• Annual Cabaret is open to students and parents
• Students perform at various liturgies, functions and community activities
• Athletics include cross country (grades 4-8), basketball (grades 3-8), volleyball (grades 6-8), spring track (grades 5-8) and Golf Club (grades 2-8).
• In partnership with Bishop Feehan High School:
o The Community Service Program assists in the lower grades with learning concepts
o The Explorations Program enables students in grades 5 & 6 to be introduced to French on a bi–weekly basis
• Students are kept abreast of current events with special programs and speakers.
A Catholic education is a challenging education. A safe environment, high standards, strong motivation, effective discipline and an atmosphere of caring combine to foster excellence and a high quality of student performance. Catholic Schools engage in an ongoing process of evaluation, certification and accreditation of both teachers and programs. Their accountability guarantees the maintenance of Catholic School’s traditionally high standards. Catholic School students attend post-secondary education at a rate in excess of 80% and are more likely to complete their program of studies.
St. John’s School students score significantly above the national averages on standardized testing.
We offer a curriculum-based Pre-K program. Options are half day (morning only) or full day sessions. Children must be 4 years old before September 1. We also have a full day Kindergarten program. There are two kindergarten classes, each, one teacher and one aide.
In addition, we offer a Weekly Activity Period for students in the Middle School to introduce them to new and interesting projects (e.g. Robotics, Cooking and Arts & Crafts, etc.)