Portrait of a Graduate

The first day your pre-k child climbs out of his car seat and makes his way into St. John’s, it is difficult to imagine who he will be 10 years later when he arrives at school for the last time as a graduating eighth grader. For our faculty it is a little different. We keep a list in our minds of the qualities we want all our students to have upon graduation. By the time our students leave us, they are skilled critical thinkers who love to learn. They are compassionate with a healthy respect for the abilities and perspective of others. They are confident and articulate, equipped to serve the world around them.

St. John's graduates embody :


  • Loves to learn, motivated by genuine curiosity.
  • Brings optimism, confidence and discipline to solving problems through the use of critical thinking skills.


  • Strives to live with integrity
  • Shows tenacity and resiliency
  • Practices compassion, respectfulness, and altruism


  • Collaborates in a supportive, helpful fashion.
  • Communicates clearly, correctly and gracefully.
  • Community- and globally-conscious.