St. John School is absolutely incredible. I attended the school from Pre-K 3 to 8th grade, and my time was full of education, faith, and joy. St. John shaped my morality, my belief and trust in God, and ultimately prepared me for the private, Catholic preparatory high school that I attended. St. John
... Read more School truly taught me to be kind and view others through God's eyes. My family and I are so thrilled with the school that we sent my sister there when she turned three (she is now in second grade) and we continue to volunteer as much as we possibly can. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/28/14
Decent school. Some teachers are wonderful, including an amazing art teacher. Single class per grade. Some of the parents are wonderful at accepting new families.
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Posted by a parent on 08/23/13
I could not be more pleased with this school. Our child is heads above her public school counterparts and is ahead of a cousin who attends school one grade higher in "one of the best school systems in the state." The parents are very supportive of each other; it is easy to become involved in your childs'
... Read more education here. The teachers and the administration are approachable and helpful. I am very glad we made the decision to send our child here. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/28/13
Second child to go through this school from pre -school up. Challenging in a positive way. Prepares them well for high school.
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Posted by a parent on 12/04/12
My children are completing their second year at St. John School and we could not be more happy with their progress, both academically, socially and spiritually. The teachers and entire staff at St. John's go above and beyond the call of duty to fully educate each and every child. Expectations in schoolwork
... Read more and behavior are very high and the children rise to meet them. The art, music, technology and physical education programs are exceptional. These children leave St. John's extremely well prepared for high school and beyond. It is truly a remarkable experience! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/10/12
New administration has been wonderful. Lessons in Carols was breathtaking. Everytime I go in the building I become of something else that has been improved. Teachers are committed, loving and helpful. They go out of their way to help the children succeed.
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Posted by a parent on 12/23/11
Love it !! sent one child from Pre-K through 8th. Now, starting second child there. I would never go anywhere else. Teachers are excellent -- families very kind.
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Posted by a parent on 08/29/11
St. John has been a wonderful school for our daughter. I have found the staff to be very committed to the work that they do. The school is like a family and the teachers seem to work together well. A few things I like are the reading buddies program and the before and after school care. It is an
... Read more excellent option for preschool as it is in many cases less expensive than day care and it is an all day program for pre k and kindergarten. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/15/10
St JOhn School has the BEST teachers ANYWHERE. They are a group of dedicated professionals who CHOOSE to earn LESS so they can teach in a Catholic school. Are there some parents who are immature, yes. Is it perfect, no. My children know more about their Catholic faith than some adults. The academics
... Read more are superior, and the children are EXCPECTED to be respectful. If you want your child to be a confident, well rounded student send them to St Johns. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/26/10
I wish we made the choice to send our child to St. John sooner!!! The public school curriculum is at least 1 year behind St. John. St. John cares about the whole child, mind, body and spirit. The children are respected and in turn they learn how to respect others, naturally - it is not forced. One
... Read more parent commented on the 'elitist' attitude of parents at St. John...In my opinion the benefit of the education and life skill development is priceless and I can overlook the fact that some parents may form cliques- that is not me and I am fine not being a part of it. Read less
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Old Saybrook schools — St. John School is located at 42 Maynard Rd, Old Saybrook CT 06475. 42 Maynard Rd is in the 06475 ZIP code in Old Saybrook, CT The school district for St. John School is the Diocese Of Norwich. St. John School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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