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Does my child need to be Catholic to attend St. John School?

St. John accepts students of all faiths who are willing to live by our school philosophy. All students at St. John School attend a daily religion class and attend a monthly mass held at the school. Today, 30% of our student body is non-Catholic and their faith traditions enrich our community.

Can my child ride a bus to school?

Students who live in Watertown and Oakville may ride the bus to school according to the policies and plans of the Watertown Public School District.

Students residing in Waterbury and Naugatuck may ride a school bus to St. John School. The Eagle Bus has seatbelts and a monitor and students in PK through Grade 8 can ride the Eagle Bus.  The Eagle Bus schedule is released prior to the start of each school year and the route is based on hubs nearest our enrolled students living in these 2 towns. 

Does St. John School have a school uniform?

The spirit of our school uniform policy is to place students in the best possible position to succeed in school by respecting the importance of the academic day and by being well prepared for a full day of work without distraction. Students in Grades K-8 are required to follow the school uniform code which lists an academic day uniform and a gym uniform. 

Uniforms can be purchased online from Lands End or Blake’s Uniform.

Does St. John School participate in standardized testing?

Students in Grades 3-7 take the IOWA Assessments Exam annually. The IOWA’s are group-administered achievement tests for grades K-12 which measure a student’s knowledge in subject areas that students have learned in school – reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

What are the school hours?

School begins at 8 am. Students may arrive as early as 7:00 am if they participate in the Before Care program.  Other students begin arriving between 7:30 am and 7:55 am. School dismissal is at 2:15 pm. Lunch for Grades Pk-4 is staggered between 11:25 am and 11:45 am. Lunch for Grades 5-8 is staggered between at 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm. All students have a morning snack break and daily recess.

Are St. John School teachers credentialed?

The quality of teaching and the engagement of the teacher in student success are the most important factors in a successful school.

St. John School teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and every teacher is on a path of continual improvement. Teachers share methods and provide personal coaching within their supportive grade level groups. They seek out and receive current professional development opportunities through the Archdiocese as well as through independent programs and grants. 

St. John School is in compliance with any applicable state and federal laws. Most teachers have advanced degrees and specialties in addition to certification.

Can I buy lunch at school?

Hot lunch is available daily and the menu changes monthly. In the Little School (PK-K) students can order from a monthly menu and their hot lunch will be delivered on the days you select. Dessert options are available for purchase daily in Grades 1-8.

Do you have Extended Day options for working parents?

St. John School offers BOTH before-school and after-school programs. The BeforeCare program is offered every day in both buildings from 7:00 a.m. to the start of the school day. The AfterCare program operates every school day at the main campus from 2:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

On half days the AfterCare program runs from 12:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The program is staffed by an adult trained in First Aid, CPR and Med Administration and a high school student. 

Students have the opportunity to play games and prepare for school in the morning program. In the afternoon, a snack break starts the AfterCare program and then students transition to structured homework time and the planned activities.

What do your campus facilities include?

St. John the Evangelist School is housed in 2 buildings that we call The Little School (Grades PK-K) and The Big School (Grades 1-8).

The Little School is located within the St. John Parish Faith Formation Center adjacent to St. John Church at 574 Main Street. The Little School program occupies 3 air-conditioned classroom spaces and has 2 restrooms for students and 1 for faculty along with a secure, outdoor play area including a climbing structure and playhouse.

The Big School occupies a 2-acre site at 760 Main Street and includes 9 air-conditioned classrooms, a science lab, a full-size gymnasium, administrative offices, and lavatories, all on three floors. Every classroom has a Smartboard and the campus uses wireless access points located throughout the buildings for student, faculty and staff device access to the internet and cloud storage. 

The Outdoor Classroom exists at the Big School across the Main Street side and rear of the building.  It contains 14 - 8 ft. x 4 ft. planting beds, a shed that is used as a 'lab' and for equipment storage, a composting area, irrigation stations and a bocce court.

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