Welcome New Families and Students

Welcome Lower School Families

Important Information to Help You Get Started:

More detailed information will be posted on the New Family Portal as it becomes available. Be sure to check back for updates.

Info for All Students

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  • Directory and Online Access

    Access to our online community will provide you with additional information and insight on the school calendar, programs, and resources, including an online directory with the most up-to-date contact information for members of the St. John’s community. Please use the username and password that you used to submit an application or sign the contract. If you have problems, please click on the "Having Trouble Logging In?" link on the login page.

    Each parent has his/her own profile and login information. Login information will not change for current parents and Alumni who already have an account with St. John’s. We encourage you to get acquainted with the website. A tutorial is available by clicking on Account > Getting Started. To access a handout on SJS website general information click here. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director of Technology Akram Anoushehi at

    This summer, you will receive a printed Family Directory in the mail with address, email, and phone information for the SJS Community.

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  • Lower School Hours

    Classes in Lower School begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and enter classrooms as early as 8:00 a.m. Students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m. Detailed information about pick-up/drop-off procedures will be explained during the orientation sessions.

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  • Uniform Information

    The St. John's uniform can be purchased at any Sue Mills location. The end-of-year used uniform sale will be on Wednesday, May 22, from 8-11 a.m. The sale takes place in the Used Uniform Closet (Q205A) in the Quad on the Upper School campus.

    For more information on Sue Mills uniforms, click here.


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  • After-School Care

    As a reminder, St. John's does not provide care after 3:45 p.m. Students may attend a supervised study hall in the cafeteria after school but must be picked up by 3:45 p.m. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church located across the street from Lower School offers an after-school care program. Their van picks up St. John’s Lower School students in the Lower School carpool lane and transports them to the church facilities. 

    Early registration opens on Monday, March 25. If interested, please visit Classes typically fill within the first few days of open enrollment.

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  • Private Instrument Lessons

    For enrolled students, St. John's offers private on-site instruction in piano, guitar, flute, violin, and cello.

    For private guitar, flute, violin, and cello lessons, please click here.
    For private piano lessons, please click here.

Student Life

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  • Security

    The School asks that parents place a small, circular SJS decal on the lower, passenger side of their car front windshield. Decals are available at the reception areas and parents' desks. We have fully implemented the Raptorware Visitor Management System to help track all campus visitors, including parents, vendors, and contractors. When school visitors check in, we will ask for a valid, government-issued form of identification (such as a driver’s license or passport) that will be scanned by the system. The IDs will be matched against the 50 states’ public sex offender databases, as well as data entered by the School on custody issues and restraining orders. The system will alert us to any person who might jeopardize the safety of the campus. This is not a comprehensive criminal background search—no other criminal information (traffic tickets, warrants, misdemeanors, or felonies) can be searched.

    In August, at the New Parent and Student Orientation, parents should bring a government-issued ID such as a driver's license or passport that will be scanned by the system. You will also have an opportunity to do this at the Back-to-School Coffee on August 23. Visitors to St. John's will be directed to park at the Taub Campus Parking Lot at the southwest corner of Buffalo Speedway and Westheimer. Additional parking is also available in the garage on the Taub Campus.

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  • Carpool and Parking

    St. John's does not provide bus transportation to and from school. All families must complete a Carpool Form by Friday, June 14, and submit it to Kathy Brothers at

    Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus. All cars must enter the Lower School and Middle School carpool lanes from West Alabama (Gate 9) for morning and afternoon carpool. The safest and easiest entry into the chute off West Alabama is from the westbound side (right turn). Lower School parents will stay to the right in the chute, and Middle School parents will stay to the left. If you have both Lower and Middle School students in your carpool, please default to the Lower School drop-off area.

    Five or six cars will be loaded at one time and then dispatched. Please abide by the seat belt law before leaving the chute; however, the driver may be directed to pull forward in the lane while passengers complete buckling their belts to maintain the flow on the carpool line. Drivers may not leave the car. If stowing backpacks in the trunk of the car is preferred, students must be able to independently load their backpacks in the trunk. Students will enter cars only from the right. When exiting the carpool, vehicles are required to make a right turn onto Buffalo Speedway.

    Visitors to St. John's will be directed to park at the Taub Campus Parking Lot at the southwest corner of Buffalo Speedway and Westheimer. Additional parking is also available in the garage on the Taub Campus.

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