Middle School


The Middle School Experience

An education at Saint John's extends far beyond the four walls of a classroom and into what we call "The Saint John's Experience". 

Young men who attend Saint John's learn in so many ways beyond textbooks and classrooms. Our dedicated faculty and staff work to meet each and every student where they are and encourage the young men in our care to be involved beyond the school day. 

Join an athletics team, debate with Model U.N., compete with our World Champion Robotics team, act in a theatrical performance, or participate in a campus ministry retreat. It is through these experiences that our young men become brothers - forming a brotherhood unique to Saint John's that will last them a lifetime. 

A Message from the Assistant Principal

Dear Prospective Middle School Families,

Thank you for your interest in the Bro. Robert Treanor, CFX, Middle School Division of Saint John’s High School. We are looking forward to our first year of what will now be a six-year experience for young men to grow in the tradition of the Xaverian Brothers, a tradition that has endured for more than a century. We are confident that our program will combine a strong sense of the Xaverian charism that is unique to a Saint John’s experience with an understanding of the specific needs of a young man in his middle school years.  

Middle school is a time of turmoil and uncertainty for a young man -- a critical moment in his educational career. His experience during this time will shape his impressions of himself, his attitude towards school, and his place in his community. This is a time that we at Saint John’s know well, and we look forward to guiding each individual student to achieve at his highest capacity and position himself for success in high school, college, and beyond.    

A young man entering the Bro. Robert Middle School Division can expect a holistic experience that is designed for his specific needs. He will experience a skills-based instructional curriculum that will prepare him for his high school journey. He will be offered a variety of extracurricular activities that will develop him into a well-rounded student who will find success in academics, athletics, and the arts. He will become connected with a talented staff that will ensure that he is known, loved, valued, and challenged during his time here.

Most importantly, he will learn through the lens of a values-driven program that will give him the foundation that he needs to become a young man of zeal, simplicity, trust, humility, and compassion.

I invite you to explore the Middle School section of our website to find out more about the comprehensive programs that we will offer to our students in grade seven. We will continue to provide regular updates to the Middle School program as the school year continues.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your student as we take this first step of the journey to becoming a Saint John’s Man -- a journey that starts now and lasts for a lifetime. 

Mr. Sean Dillon
Assistant Principal, Br. Robert Treanor Division (Grades 7 & 8)

A Letter from Our Headmaster & Chair of the Board

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