To Saint Teresa of Calcutta School!


We are a Catholic, Christ-centered school dedicated to faith formation, academic excellence, community engagement, and individual growth of our students in a safe environment.



Preschool (3 & 4 year olds)



Kindergarten – Grade 5


middle school

Grades 6-8



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Tours and Shadow Days

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For Fall 2023/2024


Two combined facilities…one school community


Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School, a Preschool through Grade 8 community, was formed by the merger of Holy Family Holy Name and St. James St. John Schools.

We are a member of the Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Alliance.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta currently serves 285 students and resides on the St. James St. John campus on Orchard Street in New Bedford.

A middle school, serving the combined schools, is currently undergoing major renovations and upgrades and resides in the former Kennedy Youth Center, located behind the former St. James St. John building.

Summer Reading and School Supply Lists

The summer reading lists, as well as the school supply lists, for the 2023/2024 school year are now ready!  You can print off the checklists and be ready for the back-to-school sales this summer.  Happy reading and enjoy your summer 🙂  

Willy Wonka, Jr. Drama Presentation

Mark your calendars for our Drama Club presentation of    Willy Wonka, Jr.   Friday, April 28 6:00 p.m.  at the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel School  Msgr. Antonio P Vieira Parish Center Rivet St New Bedford, MA   $10/Adult  

Middle School Renderings

We are very pleased to release three renderings of the planned middle school. These images depict the modern middle school facilities that have been the vision for the St. Teresa of Calcutta middle school building and the reason we continue to be


“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

 – St. Teresa of Calcutta


“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

 – St. Teresa of Calcutta


“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

 – St. Teresa of Calcutta


“I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”

 – St. Teresa of Calcutta


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

 – St. Teresa of Calcutta


“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

 – St. Teresa of Calcutta