Mission

Mission Statement
St. John's is an independent, co-educational day school presenting a 13-year sequence of college preparatory training. A non-profit institution, it was founded in 1946 to provide the community with a school of exacting standards in the development of individual, spiritual, ethical, intellectual, social and physical growth. While the means to achieve that purpose may change, it remains the basic mission of the School.

The School seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society. In particular, it is dedicated to the enhancement and the expansion of future leadership for Houston and the country. The School offers talented, motivated and energetic students a genuine challenge for academic accomplishment and for development of a sense of self-worth and of personal responsibility. The School in turn holds itself responsible for providing that challenge.

Precepts and Principles of the St. John's Family
 
1. Care is the School’s cardinal virtue, for the other core values – respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, service – spring from appropriate care for oneself, for others, for the school community, for the communities beyond the School. The St. John’s School community is sustained by caring relationships in which members extend themselves for others, with compassion, courtesy, kindness and respect.
 
2. Honesty is expected of every student under all circumstances. A student’s work is expected to be his or her own, unless a particular assignment has been designated as a cooperative project. Students are expected to tell the truth, to respect the property of others, and to honor all their commitments.
 
3. Courtesy and Consideration are expected. Students are to behave well, to use appropriate manners in all situations, and to respect the feelings of others. Students in grades 4 and 5 will rise when an adult enters the room and remain standing until told to be seated. They need not stand during a test or while in study hall. Students are expected to use “please” and “thank you”.
 
4. Loyalty and Spirited Devotion are fundamental to a successful school. Pride, enthusiasm, fair play, and hard work are recognized as essential ingredients of loyalty. Therefore, the School encourages all students to participate in and /or attend sports events and other extra curricular functions to show their support for the School, their friends and classmates.
 
5. Dignity and Good Taste characterize the attitude, language, dress, and behavior of all members of the community
Accreditation
St. John's School is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS). ISAS, a member of the NAIS Commission on Accreditation that has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Commission’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices. ISAS is commended by NAIS for the quality of the Association’s accreditation program for its Member Schools.