SJS Fast Facts

Enrollment: Lower School – 363; Middle School – 364; Upper School – 662; Total – 1,389

School Hours (2017-2018):
    • 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 St. John the Divine, unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
    • Classes K–5: Day 8 
    • 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.

Operating Budget: $45,824,250

Endowment Size: $76,099,762

2016-2017 Annual Fund: $4.3 Million

Total Number of Alumni: 5,953 living alumni

Students on Scholarship/Financial Aid: 200 (14.4%)

Financial Aid Budget: $4,150,000

Total Faculty: 193
    • Faculty with Master’s Degrees: 120 
    • Faculty with Doctorate Degrees: 18
Diversity Statistics:  37% of students of color as self-identified

Students involved in Fine Arts: 80%

Students involved in Athletics: Upper School - 80%

Class of 2017 SAT Median Scores
  • "Old" SAT (January 2016 or earlier)
      • Critical Reading: 740
      • Math: 740
      • Writing: 750
  • "New" SAT (March 2016 or later)
      • Evidence-based Reading and Writing: 720
      • Math: 740
Class of 2017 ACT Median Scores: 33

Fifty-three percent (333 of 631) of all Upper School students took one or more AP test in 2016-2017
  • 84% scored 4 or 5
  • AP Calculus AB: 78 Upper School students took this exam: 72% scored 4 or 5, 19% scored 3
  • AP Language and Composition: All Juniors (138) took the AP Language and Composition Exam: 83% scored 4 or 5, 14% scored 3 
Community Service: MS and US students, along with US faculty, served 48,887 hours in the 16-17 school year

Total Campus Acreage: 41 acres

Taub Land Acreage: 13 acres

Square Footage of Academic Building Space: 286,385

Square Footage of Athletic Buildings: 65,540

Founding Year: 1946 

Motto: Faith and Virtue

Symbol: Lamp of Knowledge

School Colors: Scarlet and Black

Mascot: Maverick
Mission Statement
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.