Saint John's High School Kicks off 125th Anniversary at Union Station

Saint John’s High School is proud to announce the kickoff of what will be a yearlong celebration, marking its 125th year of educating young men. Throughout the 2023-2024 academic year, Saint John’s will explore its history and celebrate its evolution from a local school located on Temple Street in Worcester to a thriving Middle and High School serving boys and young men in grades 7-12 from over 70 local cities and towns from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Founded in 1898 by the Xaverian Brothers' in Worcester, MA the high school has evolved to keep pace with advancing technologies, the unique, ever-changing needs of educating young men and prides itself as a school and community that does not stand still. In 1961, the Xaverian Brothers made the bold decision to move the school to Main Street in Shrewsbury and today, Saint John’s educates over 900 young men grades 7-12. 

The first of many 125th anniversary events will begin Friday, September 15th at 7:30AM at Union Station where there will be a kick-off program and breakfast. Saint John’s invites the entire community to come together and celebrate the occasion. After breakfast, guests are invited to make the short walk (0.25 miles) over to St. John's Church on Temple Street in Worcester for the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 10:00 AM. 

“It is an incredible time in Saint John’s High School history, I am grateful to the many hands, minds, hearts, and voices who  have contributed to Saint John’s successes over the years,” says Headmaster Alex Zequeira. “Union Station is the place the Xaverian Brothers, Robert, Hugh, Calasanctius, and Anthony arrived over a century ago and what better way to commemorate the occasion than to begin our 125th year where it all began.”