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About SJE

Mission

The mission of St. John the Evangelist School is to live out the teachings of the Catholic Church by proclaiming the Gospel message to love God and neighbor.  Our parish school aspires to develop and prepare the whole child - spiritually, academically, technologically, creatively, and socially - for a preferred future.

History

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, 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 265 students in Grades Pre-K through 8. Over 80% of the students are from St. John the Evangelist Parish. The remainder of the student body comes from neighboring parishes and towns.

Philosophy

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.

Curriculum

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 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- curricular activities include National Junior Honor Society, Bell Choir, Cross Country, Volleyball and Basketball.

Student Assessment

Report Cards are distributed three times a year. Grades are posted on the PlusPortal and are always available for parents to see. Student grades are based on class participation, group interaction, independent class work, homework and testing. Standardized testing is done annually in Grades 2-8 to assess skill mastery.

Parental Involvement

Active parent involvement is a hallmark of our school. We strive to build parent involvement and create a community among all of our families. There is an active calendar of family events year-round. Volunteer opportunities include everything from classroom help, cafeteria help, library, sports and more. We strive especially to integrate our newest families quickly into the SJE community.

Our school is required by federal law to have a plan in place to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and other occupants of our building from asbestos-containing materials. We wish to inform you that our facility has been inspected and is in compliance with federal regulations regarding asbestos.
The AHERA Management Plan is available in our school office should you want to review it.

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