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About SJS

SJS At A Glance

Our Mission

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.


School Hours

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  • Lower School

    8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Middle School

    8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m
    (depending on fine arts and athletic commitments)
  • Upper School

    8:30 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
    (depending on fine arts and athletic commitments)

Chapel Days

Parents and friends are invited to attend all chapel services. Chapel services are generally held at The Church at St. John the Divine, unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

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  • Classes K-5

    Day 1
    8:25–9:10 a.m.
  • Classes 6-8

    Day 2
    8:30–9:15 a.m.
  • Classes 9-12

    Day 4
    8:35–9:05 a.m


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  • $48.5 Million

    Operating Budget
  • $80,147,000

    Endowment Size
  • $4.8 Million

    2019-2020 Annual Fund

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  • 1,432

    20-21 Total Enrollment
  • 698

    20-21 Upper School Enrollment
  • 363

    20-21 Middle School Enrollment
  • 371

    20-21 Lower School Enrollment
  • 6,411

    Living Alumni
  • 223

    Students on Scholarship/Financial Aid
  • $4,185,000

    Financial Aid Budget
  • 203

    Total Faculty
    Faculty with Master’s Degrees: 123
    Faculty with Doctorate Degrees: 18
  • 44%

    Self-identified students of color
  • 86%

    Students involved in Fine Arts
  • 83%

    Students involved in Athletics
  • 42,849

    Upper School community service hours completed in 19-20


Class of 2020

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  • ACT Median Scores

    33
  • SAT Median Scores

    Reading & Writing: 730
    Math: 750

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  • AP Exams 2019-2020

    695 exams taken by Upper School students
    79% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Calculus AB

    Taken by 81 Upper School students
    69% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Language and Composition Exam

    Taken by all Class 11 students
    79% scored 4 or 5

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  • 41 Acres

    Total Campus Acreage
  • 13 Acres

    Taub Land Acreage
  • 361,959

    Square Footage of Academic Building Space
  • 65,540

    Square Footage of Athletic Buildings

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  • 1946

    Our Founding Year
  • Faith and Virtue

    Our Motto
  • Lamp of Knowledge

    Our Symbol
  • Scarlet and Black

    Our Colors
  • The Maverick

    Our Mascot

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