SJS Fast Facts

ST. JOHN’S SCHOOL FAST FACTS
  • Enrollment: Lower School – 364; Middle School – 356; Upper School – 605
  • School Hours (2016-2017):
    • Classes K-5: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    • Classes 6-8: 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (depending on fine arts and athletic commitments)
    • Classes 9-12: 8:30 a.m. – 3:35 p.m. (depending on fine arts and athletic commitments)
  • Chapel Days:
    • Classes K-5: Day 8 
    • Classes 6-8: Day 2, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    • Classes 9-12: Day 4, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    • Parents and friends are invited to attend all chapel services. Chapel services are generally held at St. John the Divine, unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
  • Operating Budget: $39,582,500
  • Endowment Size: $67,000,000 as of 6.30.2016
  • 2015-16 Annual Fund: $4,000,000
  • Total Number of Alumni: 5,862 living alumni
  • Students on Scholarship/Financial Aid: 14.5%
  • Financial Aid Budget: $3,548,000
  • Total Faculty: 193
    • Faculty with Master’s Degrees: 120 
    • Faculty with Doctorate Degrees: 18
  • Diversity Statistics:  35% of students of color as self-identified
  • Students involved in Fine Arts: 80%
  • Students involved in Athletics: Upper School - 80%

  • Class of 2017 SAT Median Scores
    • "Old" SAT (January 2016 or earlier)
      • Critical Reading: 740
      • Math: 740
      • Writing: 750
    • "New" SAT (March 2016 or later)
      • Evidence-based Reading and Writing: 720
      • Math: 740
  • Class of 2017 ACT Median Scores
    • 33
  • 55% (336 of 613) of all US students took one or more AP test in 2015-2016
    • 84% scored 4 or 5
    • AP Calculus AB: 69 US students took this exam
      • 90% scored 4 or 5
      • 7% scored 3
    • AP Language and Composition: All Juniors (141) took the AP Language and Composition Exam
      • 89% scored 4 or 5
      • 11% scored 3 
  • Community Service: MS and US students, along with US faculty, served 48,887 hours.
  • Total Campus Acreage: 41 acres
  • Taub Land Acreage: 13 acres
  • Square Footage of Academic Building Space: 286,385
  • Square Footage of Athletic Buildings: 65,540
  • Founding Year: 1946 
  • Motto: Faith and Virtue
  • Symbol: Lamp of Knowledge
  • School Colors: Scarlet and Black
  • Mascot: Maverick
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.