Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SIZE ARE THE CLASSES?

Classes are usually 15-18 students at St. John’s Episcopal School. That way teachers have time for each child as well as both large group and small group instruction.

 

WHICH GRADES ARE INCLUDED IN THE SCHOOL?

We have Pre-School 3’s (three year olds) through 8th grade.

 

HOW MANY STUDENTS AND FACULTY/STAFF MEMBERS DOES ST. JOHN’S HAVE?

We have approximately 200 students and 35 faculty/staff members.

 

WHAT KIND OF SCHOOL IS THIS?

St. John’s is a non-profit school which does not receive either federal or state funds.  As such, we  are a hybrid school which has an both an exemplary academic program combined with a long standing faith foundation in the Episcopal tradition of Chapel and chapel programs. These, along with other outstanding classes, activities, and learning experiences, makes St. John’s such a unique school unlike others–a Christian school which emphasizes academics.

 

WHICH CURRICULUM DO YOU USE?

The excellent Carden Curriculum is the course of study which we follow. It is tried and true, and our students have a real “running start” with Carden. Recognized as an outstanding course of study, Carden schools are found wherever parents and educators desire a challenging yet satisfying curriculum.

 

WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS?

Faculty and staff members are very competent and highly qualified, and our teachers are also degreed and certified. They enjoy school, and they like students. Enthusiastic and optimistic, the teachers and staff members make education challenging as well as inviting.

 

WHEN DOES SCHOOL START? WHAT TIME DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE THERE?

School starts on August 19, 2019. Middle School students need to be in the gym by 7:50 am. Middle School Starts at 8:00 am. Pre-school and elementary students need to be here by 8:15 am, as classes begin at 8:30 am.

 

DO THE CHILDREN NEED TO WEAR SPECIAL CLOTHING?

No, the children should wear clothing appropriate for school and for the playground. Running shoes are better than dress shoes or sandals.

 

WHAT ABOUT LUNCH?

The children bring lunches the first week of school. Later, lunches will be catered, and the children may buy those, or they may continue to bring lunches.

 

WHEN DO I MAKE PAYMENTS FOR TUITION?

St. John’s has a yearly tuition /fee amount which can be paid either in full by July 5th and receive a 5% discount, or the amount can be paid in 11 monthly payments, from July 5th through May 5th.

 

DO I NEED A LIST FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES?

No, you do not. All supplies (even snacks) are furnished.

 

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AT SCHOOL?

Teachers communicate willingly and often with parents. A newsletter is published and sent digitally through SchoolWay each Wednesday. Parents will also receive specific information at Parent Orientation, push notifications and letters from teachers throughout the year.

 

WHEN DO THE STUDENTS HAVE CHAPEL?

We have Chapel every morning; Mon./Wed. Chapel is 4’s through 2nd grade; Tues./Thurs. Chapel is 3rd – 8th grade; and Friday is 4’s -8th grade All School Chapel. Pre-School 3’s have Chapel Wed. in the St. Francis Chapel. Doctrine is not taught; rather, children learn Bible stories, hymns, and worship songs.

 

WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT ST. JOHN’S?

St. John’s emphasizes developing the mind, body, and spirit. The greatest benefit is daily blessings which God bestows on each of us through the School experience.

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