Dear Prospective Families,
Thank you for your interest in St. John the Evangelist School. We are so happy to have you here. At St. John the Evangelist School, we nurture and educate students and provide a strong academic, faith-filled foundation for our students to become compassionate and responsible Catholic citizens. St. John the Evangelist School opened its doors 65 years ago to serve the educational needs of the Catholic community of Attleboro. Today, I am pleased to report that our school is educating over 230 students, who come from 10 different communities.
We welcome students from many cultures and religions, offering an enriching educational experience that builds the foundation for responsible, compassionate citizens. Our curriculum focuses on 21st century skills in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Technology, Creative Arts, and Music. However, we also believe in nurturing a student’s spiritual path and incorporate service to God and our community in everything we do.
One of the things that makes St. John the Evangelist School so special is our fantastic faculty. This dedicated group of men and women are highly skilled educators. Their approach to education, while warm and nurturing, creates a learning environment allowing for rigorous academic achievement for all students. In fact, several members of our faculty are St. John the Evangelist School Alumni and the average tenure is longer than 10 years. Given the competitive nature of education today, this is a remarkable testament. Our students leave St. John’s well-prepared to enter prestigious high schools, such as Bishop Feehan High School.
At St. John the Evangelist Parish School, we believe in the premise that every child has the right to a Catholic education. We do not turn away any family based on financial need. Our students benefit from this safe space to explore their faith and grow closer to God.
Mrs. Kellie Kickham, M.Ed.
St. John the Evangelist School, as well as all the schools of the Diocese of Fall River, admit students of any race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. The school has a primary obligation to children who are siblings of currently enrolled students and qualified parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Church. Following these, consideration will be given to those members of other parishes in the Diocese of Fall River, and then, those with no affiliation to the Catholic Church.
St. John the Evangelist School follows the policy of the Attleboro Public School System regarding admission to kindergarten. A child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1.
A birth and/or baptismal certificate are required. Kindergarten screening, combined with a preschool evaluation and available school resources, determines acceptance.
Parents/guardians of candidates seeking admission in Grades 1-8 must provide the following:
- Birth and/or Baptismal certificate
- Copy of most recent standardized tests
- Copy of most recent report card
- Core Evaluation I.E.P. (if applicable)
- Summary of reading/math progress
- Health record
An interview with the Principal, parent/guardian and student follows the reception of required data. Acceptance is also based on available space and school resources.