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).

Registration Is Open

St James–St John School is now accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 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, Special Education Services in a welcoming family atmosphere. We are an accredited institution by NEASC. Need-based scholarship funds can be applied for through the FACE Scholarship Fund

Open House will be held on Tuesday January 28th from 5:30-7pm. Please contact the principal Cristina Viveiros-Serra at principal@sjsjschool.com for more information.

New Student Referral Reward Program

St James-St John School is pleased to announce our New Student Referral Reward Program. For many years, our students and parents have been our best advertisers. You are an invaluable asset who shares positive experiences through simple word of mouth to families, friends and neighbors.

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No school on March 6th? If so, we have you covered. The St. James St. John PTO has set up two painting sessions at Painting At Splash for children grades Pre-K through 8th. The attached flyer has all the information you need to reserve a spot. Space is limited, so register early. We hope you can join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

"God, help us as individuals and as a world to hear it now before it is too late: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and God's justice and all these other things shall be added unto you."
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There was a snow storm in preschool last night. The snow was perfect for making snowballs. The students practiced their form on Mrs Serra! Oops! ... See MoreSee Less

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