One St. John Place Attleboro, MA 02703-2251

Our mission is to proclaim THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, to prepare our students to be leaders spiritually, intellectually, technologically and socially so that they will be able to create for themselves, and with others, a preferred future.


St. John the Evangelist School has been and continues to be incorporated into the longstanding educational mission of the Roman Catholic Church, within the Diocese of Fall River. As a Catholic, coeducational elementary school (K-8), St. John the Evangelist School opened its doors to the children of the parish in 1955. Its purpose then and now is the integration of faith and learning.
Today St. John the Evangelist School, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, has an enrollment of over 260 students in Grades K-8. Over 88% of the students are from the St. John the Evangelist Parish. The remainder of the student body come from neighboring parishes and towns.


St. John the Evangelist School is a Catholic Parochial School which strives to educate and prepare children to assume their roles in church and society. As a faith community, we are challenged to live in word and deed the Gospel Message and integrate effectively faith and learning. Our role, in collaboration with parents, is to foster moral development and spiritual and educational growth in an atmosphere of Christian love and respect.


Students learn best when challenged, when the learning process is diverse and when there is accommodation for individual differences. The academic program employs a variety of techniques that are a combination of a traditional and contemporary approaches to learning. There is continuity in skill building insured through the use of sequential materials in Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Emphasis is placed on the development of creative, critical, and logical thinking, writing, and problem solving skills. Various other approaches used to facilitate learning include hands on activities, incorporation of technology and the mastery of basic skills, small and large group instruction, cooperative learning groups and the practical application of acquired knowledge. A balanced curriculum is provided through the integration of Art, Music, Computer and Physical Education. Extra curricula activities include Student Council and Basketball.

Student Assessment

Report Cards are distributed three times a year. Progress Reports / Warning Notices are distributed midway through the marking period. Student grades are based on class participation, group interaction, independent classwork, homework and testing. Standardized testing is done annually in Grades 2-7 to assess skill mastery.

Parental Involvement

Opportunities for involvement include membership on the School Advisory Council and the Standing Committees of Finance, Long Range Planning, Public Relations and Technology. Additional opportunities include assisting with fundraising, library, school lunch, classroom activities, school newspaper and social events.


No student will be denied admission on the basis of race, color or national/ethnic origin. When seeking admission, the following is required:

  • Registration Form
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate
  • Copy of Most Recent Standardized Test
  • Copy of Most Recent Report Card
    Summary of Math and Reading Progress with Name and Level of Test
  • Interview with the Principal

Additional Information
Sr. Mary Jane Holden, CP
St. John the Evangelist School
13 Hodges Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

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