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St. John School

9 Moon St.
Boston, MA 02113

(617) 227-3143


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Saint John's is a Catholic Elementary school committed to fostering the creation of an active faith community. We embrace the dignity of each individual while reaching out to others, thus making us all witnesses to the love and peace of Christ.

We Strive:

To teach Christian values and integrate these values in to everyday living continuing our commitment to "Peace Will Be Our Way"
To deepen a student's social responsibility thus encouraging moral behavior
To teach respect for the dignity and rights of all through an awareness of Christ's presence within us
To create a learning atmosphere that fosters a spirit of cooperation among all members of the Saint John School community
To create an academic environment which encourages the development of well-rounded students prepared to live full and rewarding lives.
To encourage each child to fulfill his/her potential within a multi-faceted curriculum.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Email, website, parent conferences, HSO meetings, open houses, and parent-teacher newsletter

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

A few shorter sessions before the full session begins.