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 2024/2025


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.

Catholic Schools Week 2024

Catholic Schools Week, the annual celebration of what makes Catholic education special, begins the week of January 28th-February 3rd. We set aside this week every year to focus on what our students are accomplishing and to celebrate the community we have built

Christmas Cakes and Pies

  ORDER NOW…Gregg’s Desserts and Pies for CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S Orders and payment due Monday, December 11th. The pies will be delivered on Wednesday, November 21st at dismissal.  Checks may be made to SJSJ. Click Here for Order Form   Gift

Gift Cards & Pies…Oh My!

    Back by popular demand, Gregg’s Desserts and Pies for Thanksgiving Orders and payment due Monday, November 13th. The pies will be delivered on Wednesday, November 22nd at dismissal.  Checks may be made to SJSJ. Click Here for Order Form  


“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