At a Glance

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 mission-driven Accelerated AcademicsCharacter Education, and Community of Faith as well as our Global Perspective. 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: 179

Student Diversity: 36%

Average Class Size: 14

School Hours:

Monday – Friday
Preschool: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
K-4: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5-8: 8:00 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Chapel Service: Every Wednesday

Uniform Requirement: Yes, for Kindergarten-8th

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 35%

Full Time Faculty: 29

Part Time Faculty: 4

Teachers with Advanced Degrees: 15

Accreditations: AIMS


High Schools our 8th graders were accepted into in the last few years:
The Academy of the Holy Cross
The Bullis School
Connelly School of the Holy Child
Georgetown Prep
Glenelg Country School
Gonzaga College High School
Holton-Arms School
Landon School
National Cathedral School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Sidwell Friends
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-K grade: iPad; 1 st-8th grade: Chromebook)

Leadership Opportunities:
Student Council, Student Ambassador

Sports Opportunities:
Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Road Runners

The Arts Opportunities:
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
Community Service
Blue and Gold Teams
8th Grade and Faculty/Staff Christmas Luncheon
Spirit Week
Out-of-Uniform Days
Field Day
5th Grade Field Trip to Gettysburg
7th Grade trip to Wallops Island
8th Grade Living Classrooms Aboard a Sailboat
International Festival
Festival of the Arts
Christmas Concert
Baccalaureate Service
Grandparent and Special Friend Day
Student Readers in Chapel Service