Principal’s Message

Dear Prospective Students and Parents,

Welcome to St. James-St. John School (lovingly known as SJSJ). We are a preschool through grade eight Catholic elementary school within the Diocese of Fall River governed by pastors, with the leadership of the principal and parental oversight. Our goal for this school is to educate in the spirit of Christ through the expectations of excellence. In early 2012, we were accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) and will continue to go through the accreditation process every 10 years.

The St. James-St. John school community is comprised of students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds – a rich cultural mix to generate strong self-esteem, broaden relational skills, instill a spirit of justice, and nurture compassion for others in need. There has been no other time in our school’s history where the need for compassion and spirit of justice has been so necessary.

Finally, the mission of St. James-St. John School is to be a safe, Catholic educational environment rooted in Gospel values. Our students achieve their full potential, both academically and spiritually, through shared learning experiences in social justice, morality, and faith. SJSJ promotes mutual respect, positive self-esteem, and individual responsibility.

If any of the faculty or I can provide additional information about the school, please do not hesitate to ask by contacting me directly via email at

Thank you for your consideration of our school and we look forward to welcoming your family into the SJSJ family.


Mrs. Cristina Viveiros-Serra

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