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 2019-2020 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 FACE Scholarship Fund

Open House will be held on Tuesday January 29th 1st from 6-8 pm. 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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8th grade wreath sale 11/19-12/14
$18 for plain wreath with bow
$22 for decorated wreath with bow
Choose your color bow option below. Wreaths will be made for you once order is placed. Contact Nellie Duclos 508.889.3163 with any questions. Checks can be made out to St. James St. John School.

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