Saint John’s High School is a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. A Saint John's Catholic education is rooted in the commitment of the Xaverian Brothers to bring Christ to life in young men. For over one hundred years, a religious and lay staff has assisted students in discovering and developing their God-given talents. As a college preparatory school, Saint John’s fosters the formation of the whole person: spiritual, social, physical, intellectual, creative, and aesthetic.
At Saint John’s, students pursue personal growth in an environment that recognizes a moral dimension of life. A challenging academic program encourages love of learning as a stimulus for continued intellectual development. Students learn to appreciate the world’s beauty while exploring, developing, and expressing their creativity.
Saint John’s is a Christian community, founded upon the idea of the interdependence of individual members. In that context, students shape their identities as unique individuals with mutual obligations. Respect and appreciation for individual differences and those who comprise the larger community is an important part of the growth process of a Saint John’s student.
In the tradition of the Xaverian Founders, Saint John’s High School has been committed to students from a diversity of backgrounds, and affirms its commitment to providing opportunities to families in need, to the marginalized, and the poor.
Saint John's is located in the residential Town of Shrewsbury on the border of Worcester, Massachusetts. Because of its geographical position and proximity to major arteries, Saint John's is well within reach of the majority of towns in Central Massachusetts. The school presently draws from 78 area cities and towns.
Saint John's is a private college preparatory school for boys founded in 1894 in Worcester, MA and moved to its present location in Shrewsbury in 1961. The school, sponsored by the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers).
Admission is determined by an entrance exam, prior school record, and letter of recommendation. Saint John’s admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin who can reasonably be accommodated to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Student must obtain 26 credits; including 4 English, 4 Math, 4 Religion, 3 Social Studies, 3 Science (2 Lab), 2 World Language, 1 Physical Education, .5 Computer Science, .5 Fine Arts, and 4 College Preparatory Electives
Class of 2018:
Number of Graduates: 225
College Placement of 98% (4 Yr. - 96%; 2 Yr. - 2%)