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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  • $51,361,000

    Operating Budget
  • $79.3 Million

    Endowment Size
  • $4.8 Million

    2018-2019 Annual Fund

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  • 1,414

    Total Enrollment
  • 693

    Upper School Enrollment
  • 357

    Middle School Enrollment
  • 364

    Lower School Enrollment
  • 6,372

    Living Alumni
  • 203

    Students on Scholarship/Financial Aid
  • $4,250,000

    Financial Aid Budget
  • 207

    Total Faculty
    Faculty with Master’s Degrees: 118
    Faculty with Doctorate Degrees: 17
  • 40%

    Self-identified students of color
  • 86%

    Students involved in Fine Arts
  • 83%

    Students involved in Athletics
  • 44,920

    Upper School community service hours completed in 18-19


Class of 2019

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  • ACT Median Scores

    34
  • SAT Median Scores

    Reading & Writing: 730
    Math: 770

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  • AP Exams 2018-2019

    Taken by 419 Upper School students
    80% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Calculus AB

    Taken by 108 Upper School students
    66% 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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