Dear Br. Robert Treanor Middle School Division Families,
We hope this message finds you, your friends and loved ones safe and healthy. It has been a difficult time for all of our communities. We are very proud that at Saint John’s we continue to find new and creative ways to connect our students with each other and with the caring adults who work with them every day in a school community where we strive to know, love, value, and challenge our young men. While we are doing it in new and creative ways, it has been amazing to witness their ability to connect and continue to forge those strong relationships that are the hallmark of a Saint John’s education.
We are writing to you today to let you know that, even though these are uncertain times for all of us, one thing that is certain is that the Br. Robert Treanor CFX Middle School Division at Saint John’s High School will open this fall as planned.
We have been excited to work with you and nearly 100 other students and families during this admission process. Our admission team has shared with us the many wonderful conversations they’ve had during open houses, student and family interviews, and our revisit day in early March. We are eager to welcome the great Class of 2026, the first class of middle school Pioneers in over a century!
The $1.2 million renovation of the northside of Conal Hall that will house the Br. Robert Middle School Division has already begun, and we are deep into our interviews for the faculty and staff who will work with your young men during this important and formative personal and academic time in their lives. We are excited to announce those hires very soon and provide an opportunity for you and your future Pioneer to meet virtually with them.
In closing, one hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Xaverian Brothers arrived in our community to work with 5th and 6th-grade boys at Saint John’s Parish Grammar School on Temple Street in Worcester. Br. Robert was the first Superior of that community. Today, we stand on his shoulders and the shoulders of many other giants who have made Saint John’s what it is today. It is their mission and vision to educate boys and young men in our community that today inspires our work and our commitment to this new division. It is their legacy that we will honor and fulfill by welcoming the Class of 2026 to campus this fall.
We look forward to blazing this new trail together. Until then, we want to end where we began: in this exceptionally difficult time, we wish you and your families continued good health and blessings. We trust and pray that you and everyone in our community remain safe and look forward with joy to that time when we can physically be together again as one community.
Be well and God bless,
Alex Zequeira P'19
Christopher J. Creed '96
Chair of the Board