Dear Prospective Students and Families,

Seasons greetings from 378 Main Street! We hope you had a restful Thanksgiving and wish your family peace and joy this Christmas. To celebrate the second week of Advent, Saint John's held its Virtual Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting Ceremony last night, which we invite you to enjoy by clicking here. As always, contact our office at (508) 842-8934 ext. 266 or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process at Saint John's.

The deadline for parents to complete their portion of the application process in Ravenna is December 15 for grade 9, January 15 for the middle school and April 1 for transfer students. Please visit our website for detailed instructions and application requirements for each grade level. Below is a list of the required parent steps in Ravenna:

  • Submit the preliminary application
  • Submit the parent and student statements
  • Submit the signed transcript release form to your student's current school
  • Delegate the recommendation form in Ravenna

We understand this is a busy time of year for our middle school partners. Your student’s chances of admission will not be impacted if his grades or recommendation form are not received by the application deadline. Admission decisions will be released by late January for grade 9 applicants and by late February for middle school applicants. Therefore, it is important that your student's school submit the transcripts and recommendation as soon as possible, but no later than January 15, 2021.

Once the application is considered complete, interviews may be scheduled by contacting Nancy Wentzell at (508) 842-8934 ext. 266. An interview is required for middle school applicants and transfer students but is optional for grade 9 applicants.


The deadline to submit the application for financial aid in Smart Aid is December 15 for grade 9, January 15 for the middle school and April 1 for transfer students. Information about creating a Smart Aid account, completing the online application, and submitting the required supporting documentation can be found here. Tax returns for 2020 can be uploaded once they become available. Please note, the application for financial aid in Smart Aid is separate from the application for admission in Ravenna.


If your student has not yet taken the Grade 7 or Grade 9 Admissions Test, please register him in Ravenna for the Saturday, December 12th exam no later than Wednesday, December 9th. The Grade 7 test will be administered on campus at 8:30 AM following all safety guidelines. The Grade 9 test will be administered online at 8:30 AM and proctored remotely via zoom. The results of the exam will be included in the admission packet mailed home. For more information on the grade 8 admission test, contact Nancy Wentzell at (508) 842-8934 ext. 266 or

The Passport To Be a Pioneer Series is a great opportunity for prospective families to connect with the Saint John's Community. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of the Saint John's experience and include administration, faculty, current students and parents. No registration is required. A link to join the meetings via zoom will be sent to the email address associated with your Ravenna account. Click here to learn more about upcoming events in the virtual series as well as access previously recorded meetings.

December 12 - Grade 7 & 9 Admissions Tests @ 8:30 AM (Register in Ravenna by 12/9)
December 15 - Grade 9 Application and Financial Aid Deadline
December 16 - Passport To Be a Pioneer @ 6:00 PM - Campus Ministry
January 14 - Passport To Be a Pioneer @ 6:00 PM- Athletics & Fine Arts
January 15 - Grade 7 & 8 Application and Financial Aid Deadline
January 27 - Passport To Be a Pioneer @ 6:00 PM- Extracurricular/Student Life
February 10 - Passport To Be a Pioneer @ 6:00 PM - SJ Seniors & Alumni
April 1 - Transfer Student Application and Financial Aid Deadline

Looking for a great holiday gift for family and friends? Look no further than our Pioneer Shop where you'll find SJ swag for everyone on your list. From sweatshirts, to jackets, mittens, hats, Yeti mugs and more - you don't want to miss this opportunity to stock up on all things SJ! This year, we have made all of our items available for purchase online through the SJ Online Pioneer Shop. Orders must be placed no later than December 16 in order to receive your items before Christmas.
Saint John's High School was recently voted "Best Private School" in the Telegram's 2020 "Best of Central Mass" Competition. This is the fifth year in a row that SJ has been awarded with the designation. Thank you to those who voted! Click here to view the Best of Central Mass virtual awards show, where the winner of each category was announced. The "Best Private School" award can be found at the 20:23 mark.
We invite you to watch the most recent coverage on in person instruction at Saint John's and our decision for one week remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.

Mr. Justin Smith
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
(508) 842-8934 ext. 230
Mrs. Laura Bourget
P'20, '22, '26
Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
(508) 842-8934 ext. 252
Mrs. Nancy Wentzell
Administrative Assistant
(508) 842-8934 ext. 266