preschool-3 – eighth grade independent preparatory school 

Love of Learning

The joy that comes from the pride of accomplishment.
The joy of being challenged, and rising to the challenge.
The joy of feeling valued every day.

Ours is an intentionally balanced environment – both challenging and joyful – where children develop a love of trying and a love of learning for life.

This is St. John’s.


Courage

The courage to lead and the courage to follow.
The courage to question and the courage to believe.
The courage to stand up for one’s convictions.

Our students discover an inner strength and a genuine confidence that comes from meaningful conversations in an environment of absolute support.

This is St. John’s.


Service

The love of learning and the love of serving.
The joy of understanding and the joy of caring.
The thrill of helping and the appreciation of being helped.

Our students practice kindness and compassion as a matter of course, every day. This is faith in action.

This is St. John’s.

Leadership

Learning to lead with enthusiasm and determination.
Learning to lead with humility and compassion.
Learning to lead comfortably and in THEIR own way.

Our students experience the joy of discovering their own, authentic style of principled leadership.

This is St. John’s.

ACADEMICS

The satisfaction of being challenged and rising to it.
The wonder of discovering connections to the larger world.
The confidence of knowing you are prepared to thrive in high school.

Our high academic standards and supportive environment inspire
students to stretch beyond their comfort zones and realize
their full potential throughout life.

ARTS

The delight of getting lost in creativity.
The openness to looking at something from a new angle.
The opportunity to discover new paths of self-expression.

Our students experience the sheer joy of artistic creation today while developing
creative-thinking and problem-solving skills for life.

ATHLETICS

The joy of teamwork and determination.
The courage of growth and competition.
The dignity of good sportsmanship and inclusion.

These values drive our athletic program, as we challenge students to strive for
their personal and team best.

EPISCOPAL ROOTS

The appreciation that helping others is its own reward.
The belief that faith in action is not a project but a way of life.
The understanding that it might not be easy, but it’s the right thing to do.

Our students learn through practice and guidance, compassion and humility,
to make the world a better place.

St. John’s News and Events

“Writing has always been an integral part of my life, both personally and professionally,” Mimi said. “Those nurturing, formative years at St. John’s ensured I would enjoy school and embrace learning — they taught me to walk, bookended by my journalism degree from Baylor University which pushed me to run.” After college Mimi worked for many years in public relations at GSD&M. For the past three years she has written a monthly humor column in the Orinda News, and is in negotiations for the production of a stage play she co-authored. She married Guy Bommarito in 1993 and together they raised three daughters and numerous beloved pets. 

 

Mimi Bommarito
ST. JOHN'S CLASS OF 1970 
 

BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES

Our Grade 8 graduates go to some of the most prestigious high schools thanks to our top notch academic programs.

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“St. John's commitment to fueling our curiosity and learning makes it a special place...For me being at St. John's is the most freeing place because I can share my thoughts and feelings here without getting judged by my peers"

RECENT GRADUATE CLASS OF 2017
ATTENDING ST. MARK'S

“I want to be like the girls who wear the blue shirts!”

KINDERGARTNER, CLASS OF 2025

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