Middle School (Grades 6-8)

This critical ministry continues the tradition of instructing our children in the fundamentals of faith, doctrine, tradition, and scripture as we try to bring each child into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. The focus is on experiencing Christian community in our liturgies, in class, and through community outreach. Men and women of faith who enjoy working with children are invited to share their faith as catechists.  St. John’s offers both traditional classroom instruction as well as a Family Cluster model.

Our Middle School Program is designed to deliver lessons effectively to students in Grades 6-8. The program includes six (6) activity based on-site classes, which take place on Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 10:45am, coupled with an on-line learning component

We encourage our Middle School students to attend Mass regularly and will be asking them to participate in the 9:00am Family Mass immediately preceding their on-site classes. The on-site classes will include fun games, interactive exercises and thought provoking activities to excite and entertain Middle School students while they learn about their faith, particularly in terms of the Liturgy. (The on-site classes are optional – if your child cannot attend the morning classes they can participate via the online modules.)


The Grade 6 Summer Blast program is a St. John-St. Paul collaborative program for students entering Grade 6 in the fall. Three half-day classes are held in June,  immediately after the last day of school. The curriculum involves a variety of faith-based lessons taught in a fun, interactive environment, including:

• Video Lessons on Morals and Values with interactive discussion
• Lessons surrounding the Jewish Ancestors in Faith – Moses & the Exodus
• Prayer
• Arts & Crafts
• Snack

Successful completion of “Summer Blast” fulfills the Grade 6 religious education requirement for the upcoming school year.

For More Information

Contact: Andrea Fay at andrea.fay@sjspwellesley.org