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.
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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.
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School Hours (2018-2019)

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  • 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

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
  • Classes 6-8

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

    Day 4
    8:35 a.m. – 9:05 a.m
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  • $49,331,000

    Operating Budget
  • $78,113,000

    Endowment Size as of 6.30.2018
  • $4.4 Million

    2017-2018 Annual Fund

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  • 1,416

    Total Enrollment
  • 693

    Upper School Enrollment
  • 360

    Middle School Enrollment
  • 363

    Lower School Enrollment
  • 6,372

    Living Alumni
  • 207

    Students on Scholarship/Financial Aid (15% of the student body)
  • $4,200,000

    Financial Aid Budget
  • 208

    Total Faculty
    Faculty with Master’s Degrees: 114
    Faculty with Doctorate Degrees: 17
  • 40%

    Self-identified students of color
  • 86%

    Students involved in Fine Arts
  • 83%

    Students involved in Athletics
  • 55,346

    Community service hours served by US students and faculty in 17-18
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Class of 2018

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  • ACT Median Scores

    33
  • SAT Median Scores

    Reading & Writing: 740
    Math: 770

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  • AP Exams 2017-2018

    395 Upper School students took them
    80% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Calculus AB

    79 Upper School students took this exam:
    69.6% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Language and Composition Exam

    Taken by all Juniors (138):
    83% scored 4 or 5

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  • 41 Acres

    Total Campus Acreage
  • 13 Acres

    Taub Land Acreage
  • 286,385

    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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