Peabody, MA

Extra-Curricular Programs



The Ski / Snowboard Club will run for 6 weeks beginning in January. Information coming soon  regarding schedule, including rates and other information.



Held annually in the spring, the school art fair displays hundreds of pieces of artwork from students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade eight. This year’s fair will be in the school gym. We invite all to attend.



We are planning to continue the Instrumental Music program at school. Paul Effman Music serves many schools throughout the area and is prepared to continue the program at school this Fall. This program will be available to students in grades 3-8.

There will be instrumental music lessons involving the following instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Percussion. There will be small group lessons during school once a week.

Learning to play an instrument is a life long experience. Many studies have shown how students with instrumental experience do better on SAT scores, have better social skills, continue education through college, and appreciate diverse perspectives, openness and flexibility in thinking.

The current cost of the lessons per student is $46 per month October-May. There are discounts for families with more than one child in the band. Instruments can be rented or purchased through Paul Effman Music. Rental prices are $99.00 for all instruments (per school year) except Saxophone, which is $139.00 (per school year).



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The Student Council is a representative group of children from grade five through eight, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with administration, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. The student council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with the faculty and staff. They also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects and scholarships for graduating students.



The school store is a collaborative effort between the Parents’ Organization and Student Council. The store provides the opportunity to purchase school supplies for the students. The store is open once or twice a month in the lobby. Dates are published in the school calendar.



School musical rehearsals are held in the spring for children in grades five through eight. This year’s musical choice will be announced in the early spring and tryouts will be held to cast the show. Tryout schedules will be posted in February. As you may have heard, we are fortunate to have the use of Bishop Fenwick High School auditorium for this year’s show. The musical will be tentatively held on April 25 and 26.



St. John School is proud to offer to our students the option of researching, writing, editing, printing and distributing our own in house newspaper. You will find exciting articles, important facts and some very intriguing information in the St. John's Eagle.

Eagle Update


These programs are in place to nurture our students in their areas of interest. Families have busy schedules and St. John School wants to accommodate our families at all levels of involvement. From athletes to musicians, entrepreneurs and artists, we have programs to meet our students needs. Our students learn how to work well with others, discipline, sportsmanship and many other valuable life lessons they will take with them from St. John the Baptist School