At a Glance
Is your child excited about school?
Do they race out the door each morning, eager to find out what’s going to happen in their class today? Well, that’s how St. John’s Episcopal School students feel about school, and it is our goal to keep that love of learning alive from the day they arrive to the day they graduate.
Below and throughout our website, you’ll get a glimpse into our dynamic, personal approach to education, but there is so much more. Come visit to see our classes in action and learn firsthand about our Character Education, Accelerated Academics, Global Perspective, and Community of Faith. Come see our 1st graders go on a Measurement Scavenger Hunt and create Area Robots. Observe our 2nd graders recreate a day in the life of a Colonial American child, dipping candles and writing with authentic quill pens. See how our 4th graders tackle writing and publishing a book. Hear from 7th graders how participating in the Model United Nations changed their view of the world. Watch the joy of Big and Little Buddies reading together. It’s the daily interactions that students have with their teachers, peers, and younger students that shape who they will become. Come see the smile that accompanies the success of a beginning reader. Come see St. John’s!
Founding Year: 1961
School Motto: Academics, Character & Faith
School Colors: Blue & Gold
Students Served: Preschool – 8th Grade
Total Student Body: 148
Student Diversity: 53%
Average Class Size: 12
Monday – Thursday
Preschool: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
K-4: 8:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5-8: 8:20 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Preschool: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
K-4: 8:20 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
5-8: 8:20 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Chapel Service: Every Monday
Uniform Requirement: Yes
Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 38%
Full Time Faculty: 29
Part Time Faculty: 4
Teachers with Advanced Degrees: 15
Membership: AIMS, NAIS, NAES, MAESA, NBOA, SSS, AISAP
High Schools our 8th graders were accepted into this year:
The Academy of the Holy Cross
Connelly School of the Holy Child
Georgetown Day School
Glenelg Country School
Gonzaga College High School
National Cathedral School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Sherwood High School
St. Albans School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. John’s College High School
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
1:1 Technology (Preschool-1st grade: iPad; 2nd-8th grade: Chromebook)
Student Council, Student Ambassador
Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Lacrosse, Road Runners
The Arts Opportunities:
OASIS (Olney Arts School in a School), Art, Ceramics, Chorus, Musical Theater, Band, Art Club, Drama Club
Traditions at St. John’s:
Big and Little Buddy Program
Declamation Days (Grades 3 – 8)
8th Grade Play
Traits for Success
Blue and Gold Teams
8th Grade and Faculty/Staff Christmas Luncheon
5th Grade Field Trip to Gettysburg
7th Grade trip to Wallops Island
8th Grade Living Classrooms Aboard a Sailboat
Festival of the Arts
Service learning trips to New Mexico, Costa Rica and Belize (Upper School)
Grandparent and Special Friend Day
Walk for the Homeless
Student Readers in Chapel Service