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    A Catholic Education Rooted In Gospel values.

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    A Shared Journey Of Academic And Spiritual Learning.

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    An Experience That Will Last A Lifetime.

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Welcome to St. James–St. John School

St. James–St. John School is a co-ed Catholic elementary school located in historic New Bedford, Massachusetts. We teach preschool through 8th grade and have a diverse population of two hundred and fifty students. SJSJ is governed by our pastors with the help of the principal, and is overseen by parents.

As part of the wider Christian community, we strive to teach in the spirit of Jesus Christ. We nurture a vibrant spiritual and academic life, emphasizing love and compassion for others.

As of 2012, St. James–St. John School is accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).


Dear Parents and Students,

As you can see, the SJSJ website has recently been updated. Online services, such as Teacher Ease, Intuit and Facts tuition payments are now located on the Resources page under "For Parents." All school forms and policies can also be found under "For Parents."

If you have any questions about the new website, please email principal@sjsjschool.com

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Registration Is Open

St James–St John School is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year for grades Preschool 3 through Grade 8. We offer a rigorous academic program rooted in gospel values. Our program also offers weekly classes in art, music, foreign language, technology, and physical education.

In addition, we offer before and after school extended care, a full-time nurse, peer tutoring, hot lunch program in a welcoming family atmosphere. We are an accredited institution by NEASC. Need based scholarship funds can be applied for through the St Mary's Education Scholarship Fund as well as through the Dorothy Vaill Scholarship which can be found on the Holy Union Sisters website: www.holyunionsisters.org .

Open House will be held on Thursday February 4th from 6-8 pm. Please contact the principal Cristina Raposo at principal@sjsjschool.com for more information.