Grades 1-5

This vital ministry continues the tradition of instructing our children in the fundamental dogmas of faith, doctrine, tradition, and scripture as we try to bring each child into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.  The focus is on prayer, learning, faith sharing, integration into daily life, and outreach.  St. John’s offers both traditional classroom instruction and a Family Cluster model.

Classroom Instruction Model

  • Choice of Sunday Morning (10:00 – 10:45 A.M. weekly) or Monday Evening (5:30 – 6:30 P.M. bi-weekly/as scheduled) programs.
  • Students meet with volunteer teachers in classrooms in the Parish Center.
  • Students follow a defined curriculum and are introduced to a safety program endorsed by the Office of Child Advocacy.
  • Students are invited to participate in a grade-level liturgy during the year.
  • A service project appropriate for all grades is part of your  child’s experience.  Parental support is requested.

Grades 1 & 2:  Please see the Grades 1 & 2: First Reconciliation and First Communion Program page for important additional information about this two-year sacramental preparation program.

For More Information

Contact: Linda Messore at linda.messore@sjspwellesley.org.