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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

    8:20 a.m. – 3:45 p.m*
  • 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
    11:00–11:40 a.m

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  • $49.3 Million

    Operating Budget
  • $86,000,000

    Endowment Size
  • $5.5 Million

    2021-2022 Annual Fund

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  • 1,422

    22-23 Total Enrollment
  • 700

    22-23 Upper School Enrollment
  • 360

    22-23 Middle School Enrollment
  • 362

    22-23 Lower School Enrollment
  • 6,558

    Living Alumni
  • 14%

    Students on Scholarship/Financial Aid
  • $4,050,000

    Financial Aid Budget
  • 191

    Total Faculty
    Faculty with Master’s Degrees: 111
    Faculty with Doctorate Degrees: 12
  • 47%

    Self-identified students of color
  • 84%

    Students involved in Fine Arts
  • 78%

    Students involved in Athletics
  • 36,453

    Upper School community service hours completed in 21-22

Class of 2022

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  • ACT Median Score

    34
  • SAT Median Scores

    Reading & Writing: 740
    Math: 760

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  • AP Exams 2021-2022

    709 exams taken by Upper School students
    82% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Calculus AB

    Taken by 90 Upper School students
    57% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Language and Composition Exam

    Taken by all Class 11 students
    87% 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
  • Red and Black

    Our Colors
  • The Maverick

    Our Mascot

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