St. John's is a pre-k through eighth grade, co-educational school. We provide an excellent foundation for a positive, successful high school experience.
Our campus occupies 10 acres in East Dallas, near White Rock Lake, Lakewood, Casa Linda and Old Lake Highlands. With a creek running through the property and plenty of old-growth trees, the setting provides a wealth of outdoor education opportunities.
St. John's Episcopal School was founded in 1953 as a co-educational, parish-affiliated school. St. John's is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) and admits students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Five Tenets of an Episcopal Education
St. John's adheres to the five principles that characterize an Episcopal school:
- Academic excellence
- Corporate worship (Episcopal/Christian chapel)
- Religious studies based on basic biblical content
- Meaningful and integrated community service and service learning projects
- An inclusive community where the dignity of every human being is respected
St. John's Episcopal School is dedicated to a program of academic excellence designed to train the mind, strengthen the character and enrich the spirit of each student in a Christian environment.
We integrate core and enrichment subject curricula across grade levels to accentuate critical thinking and problem solving, encourage creativity and innovation, and promote teamwork. Our challenge is to educate and prepare students for the 21st century and to help them build the foundation they will need to be successful and lead fulfilling lives.
Kindergarten through eighth grade students attend a form of chapel each day. Students worship together on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students either attend a division-level chapel or, on the alternate day, participate in small-group Chapel Applied discussions led by their homeroom teachers or advisors. On Fridays, students wear dress uniforms and attend a sung Eucharist with communion for those who receive and a blessing for those who do not. Though St. John's is of the Episcopal/Anglican tradition, we welcome children of other religious backgrounds or none at all.
The average class size in pre-k is 14. Kindergarten averages 18 students per class. Six full-time early childhood aides assist the pre-k and kindergarten teachers. One full-time associate teacher works with the first and second grade teaching teams. The average class size in first through eighth grades is 18.
Our enrollment is capped at 500 students.
- Diversity population is approximately 13% of the school's enrollment
- Episcopalian population is approximately 19% of the school's enrollment
The application deadline for the 2016-17 academic year was December 15, 2015; however, we are still accepting applications for kindergarten students. Select spaces are open in other grades, too. Teacher recommendations, report cards, test scores and immunization records were due January 15, 2016. Applicants who completed the admission process will receive notification of our admission decision in March of 2016.
All new students are subject to a one-time enrollment fee of $1,000. A deposit of $1,000 is due with each student's signed enrollment contract. The balance of the tuition and fees is due on a ten-month, semi-annual or annual payment basis.
We offer financial aid to students on the basis of demonstrated family need. Financial Aid is also based on the school's availability of funds.
St. John's Middle School teams compete with area private schools in the Junior Independent Athletic Association (JIAA), Independent Athletic Association (IAA) and TAPS (Texas Association of Private Schools) leagues. Last year, St. John's fielded teams – some co-ed, some single-sex – in nine sports: Soccer, cross-country, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, and golf. Lower School students play together on YMCA and Spring Valley Athletic Association (SVAA) teams.
Students wear official school uniforms available for purchase at Parker Uniform store and the Parents Association's semi-annual uniform resale.
St. John's has a tight-knit community that supports the students and, by its presence, improves the learning environment. The Parents Association organizes social and fundraising events, and supports the school with countless volunteer hours. The Crusader Club, formed by Dads in 2001, sponsors father/child events, as well as an annual golf tournament.