Saint John the Evangelist School

A Brief History

Since 1907, St. John the Evangelist School has been providing a quality Catholic education rooted in a rich tradition and enduring legacy to elementary school students.  Administered by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and dedicated Lay personnel, the school offers area residents a quality Catholic Education.  Our goal is to provide our students with a sense of community so they will grow into caring, concerned members of society. 

We value our students for their own worth and develop their potential to enrich their own and other's lives.  We maintain a nurturing atmosphere conducive to learning and academic excellence, enhancing each student's self-confidence, self- discipline, and maturity. St. John the Evangelist School is a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight Catholic elementary school with a current enrollment of 170 students. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are located at "The Little School", which is located in the convent building next to Saint John the Evangelist Church.  Classes for Grades 1-8 are located at "The Big School" on Main Street in Watertown. 

St. John the Evangelist School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

Some Quick Facts

St. John the Evangelist School is a parish elementary school and part of the network of Catholic Elementary Schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford

Our school is a high school preparatory school with emphasis on critical thinking skills, beginning at the earliest levels

Upon graduation, our students attend Holy Cross High School, Sacred Heart High School, St. Paul's High School, Watertown High School, Kaynor Tech, Canterbury School, Chase Collegiate Schoool, Kennedy High School, Nonnewaug High School, Pomperaug High School, Wamogo High School, The Gunnery, Westover School, Waterbury Career Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, The Hotchkiss School and Taft School.

Our classes are small by design and integrate technology into daily lesson presentations.

SMARTboard Technology enhances classroom lesson presentations in Grades K-8.

Our Early Childhood Program focuses on Reading and Math Readiness and Phonemic Awareness.

The middle and upper grades stress the development of critical thinking skills, creative writing, and high school preparatory skills.

Religion is taught daily in every grade and is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Junior Varsity and Varsity teams compete in cross country running, basketball, softball, and baseball.  Cross Country is available to students in grades 2-8.  Basketball, baseball, and softball are available to students in grades 5-8.

Musical instrument lessons are offered weekly through FMI - Future Musicians Inc.  A school band performs at seasonal functions.

The Student Council is active and includes representatives from Grades 5-8 in broad leadership roles as well as young leaders from Grades K-4 in classroom leadership roles.

Scholarships are available each year through the Archbishop's Annual Appeal Scholarship Fund.  New families may apply for scholarship award consideration.