Important Dates for All Families

May 12
New Family Social

June 1
Tuition Due

June 9
St. John's 101 New Parent Coffee

August 23
Uniform Resale Open

August 24
First Day of School

Important Dates for Lower School Families

May 12
New Family Social

June 9
St. John's 101 New Parent Coffee

August 18
Primary School (PS, PK/TK, Kinder) Parent Orientation

August 19-20
Lower School Meet the Teacher by appointment

August 23
Primary School Playdate 

August 23
Uniform Resale Open

August 24
First Day of School

Important Dates for Middle School Families

May 12
New Family Social

June 9
St. John's 101 New Parent Coffee

August 19-20
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

New Middle School Student Orientation

August 23
Uniform Resale Open

August 24
First Day of School

Welcome to St. John's!

On behalf of our entire community, we are elated to welcome you to St. John’s! As you plan for the 2021–22 academic year, please find the following details to ensure a smooth start for your child. Over the coming weeks and months, you will receive If you have any questions over the coming weeks and months, please reach out to St. John’s Enrollment Management Office so that we can support your needs. 

About St. John's

Click Here for St. John's 101 - Planning for the Start of the School Year

As you prepare for the first week of school, please refer to this document, which includes information regarding uniforms, carpool, important dates, and more. 

Preparing for Lower School

Back to School Details

  • Meet the Teacher by appointment. In late August, homeroom teachers will be announced and instructions for appointments on August 19-20 will be provided to families by email at that time.
  • Primary School (Preschool, PK, TK, Kindergarten) Evening Zoom Meeting - August 18

Click Here for the 2020-21 Parent and Student Handbook


Click Here for St. John's 101 - Planning for the Start of the School Year


Uniform Guidelines and Spirit Wear


Immunization and Medical Requirements for New Students 

  • You will receive an email soon with directions to access Magnus Health, the provider of our secure web-based electronic medical record system and your child’s health records. Once you have established your parent login with Magnus, you may start uploading forms directly to your student’s Magnus account.  
     
  • Immunization Record: Prior to enrollment, all students must provide evidence of the immunizations required by the state of Texas. Official records from a physician’s office or clinic must be uploaded to your student’s Magnus account before the enrollment process is considered complete. Reasons of Conscience Exemptions for immunizations will not be accepted. If your student has a medical exemption, you will need to provide the physician’s statement to the school nurse.
     
  • Physical Form: The physical form is required for all new students and must be completed by a medical professional and uploaded to your student’s Magnus account by August 1, 2021. If your child has already had a check-up with their pediatrician, and it was done after June 1, 2021, then you will only need to take the form to your child’s doctor’s office, and they can complete the form.

*All forms are due by August 1. Please do not send any health forms to the School because you will upload all documents to your student’s Magnus account. This information is HIPAA and FERPA protected and is unique to each student.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health needs, please contact:

School Nurse: 
Amy Johns, BSN, RN
ajohns@stjohnsschool.org
Phone: 214-328-9131 x109


Summer Reading

Over the summer, Lower and Middle School students will be able to enjoy several options for summer reading! Please find the following details about summer reading by clicking on the links below for your child's grade in 2021-22.

For Lower School students, in addition to the summer reading expectations, students entering second through fourth grades will receive a math Skills Link book and other suggested summer math activities. We encourage families of rising second through fourth graders to set aside at least 20 minutes per week for fact practice and math skill review using resources that will be sent home next week.

Preschool Reading List

Pre-K and TK Reading List

Kindergarten Reading List

First Grade Reading List

Second Grade Reading List

Third Grade Reading List

Fourth Grade Reading List


Tuition and Financial Assistance

To view or download your tuition billing, please log in to your enrollment and billing portal using this link

If you have any questions regarding your tuition or student billing, please reach out directly to our Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance, Lani Jones at: ljones@stjohnsschool.org.

For information about tuition assistance application, please visit FACTS Tuition Management

Student Tuition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year 

  • Preschool (3's) Base Tuition: $13,000
  • Pre-k Base Tuition: $13,147
  • Lower School (Kindergarten-4th Grade) Base Tuition: $20,775
  • Middle School (5th-8th grade) Base Tuition: $20,975

Academics Overview


Academic Learning Support

If your child has a diagnosed learning difference and requires accommodations, please contact Jane Hensley to schedule a meeting with the Academic Learning Support Team.   
Jane Hensley, MRC, CRC, LPC
Interim Director of Student Formation & Counselor
jhensley@stjohnsschool.org 


Technology Overview

The School provides all initial school supplies for Lower School students.


Student Formation Overview

At St. John’s, we meet students where they are and take them as far as they can go. To help us on the journey, we have a Student Support Team focused on students’ learning, social and emotional, and spiritual needs. Click here for more details.


How Can I Get Involved in the Parents Association?

Parents are an integral part of the St. John's community. Click here to learn more about events and activities throughout the year. 


Athletics and Extracurricular Programs

In Lower School, Physical Education teachers strive to empower students to be comfortable conquering fears and chasing goals by teaching skills, knowledge, and confidence to be physically active for life.  Skills taught range from motor skills, sport skills, and nutrition to outdoor education, rhythm activities, and mindfulness exercises. Emphasis is placed on the enjoyment of being physically active, the challenge of learning new skills, the students having positive self-concept, and learning skills that will lead to a lifetime of physical activity.  


Carpool

Please find the Carpool Map that indicates routes and entrances for morning and afternoon carpools.


Safety and Security on Campus

Please know that your child’s safety, well-being, and security are our top priorities. Director of Safety and Security Kimberly Fretwell brings 20 years of law enforcement experience to our School. During her career as a police officer with the Arlington Police Department (APD), she worked patrol as an east patrol officer, in covert operations as a vice detective, a school resource officer (SRO), and as a crime prevention officer. She is honored and excited to bring her experience as a police officer, here to St. John’s. Here are just a few examples of safety taking place at St. John’s:

  • Multiple daily walks on our campus, to ensure building safety
  • Monthly fire drill practices and multiple tornado and lockdown drills throughout the year
  • Assigned students to be “safety helpers” to teach students about the importance of safety
  • A teacher “Safety Committee” with representatives in both Lower and Middle school. We have developed goals and set priorities, reviewed our plans and are coordinating our resources in response to any emergency.
  • Training with faculty on building security and student safety during in-service days.

At St John’s, your children come first.  Thank you for entrusting them to our care.


 

Preparing for Middle School

Orientation Details

New Middle School Student Orientation will be held on August 19-20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Click Here for the 2020-21 Parent and Student Handbook


Click Here for St. John's 101 - Planning for the Start of the School Year


Uniform Guidelines and Spirit Wear


Immunization and Medical Requirements for New Students 

  • You will receive an email soon with directions to access Magnus Health, the provider of our secure web-based electronic medical record system and your child’s health records. Once you have established your parent login with Magnus, you may start uploading forms directly to your student’s Magnus account.  
     
  • Immunization Record: Prior to enrollment, all students must provide evidence of the immunizations required by the state of Texas. Official records from a physician’s office or clinic must be uploaded to your student’s Magnus account before the enrollment process is considered complete. Reasons of Conscience Exemptions for immunizations will not be accepted. If your student has a medical exemption, you will need to provide the physician’s statement to the school nurse.
     
  • Physical Form: The physical form is required for all new students and must be completed by a medical professional and uploaded to your student’s Magnus account by August 1, 2021. If your child has already had a check-up with their pediatrician, and it was done after June 1, 2021, then you will only need to take the form to your child’s doctor’s office, and they can complete the form.

*All forms are due by August 1. Please do not send any health forms to the School because you will upload all documents to your student’s Magnus account. This information is HIPAA and FERPA protected and is unique to each student.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health needs, please contact:

School Nurse: 
Amy Johns, BSN, RN
ajohns@stjohnsschool.org
Phone: 214-328-9131 x109


Summer Reading

Over the summer, Lower and Middle School students will be able to enjoy several options for summer reading! Please find the following details about summer reading by clicking on the links below for your child's grade in 2021-22.

In addition to reading at least three books this summer, rising Middle School students have required math work to keep their skills sharp and position them well for re-entry when the new school year begins. The math assignments span eight weeks of summer (June 14 – August 9; excluding the week of July 5) and will require approximately 30 minutes of work per week. Students will receive the assignments and resources next week. 

Fifth Grade Reading List

Sixth Grade Reading List

Seventh Grade Reading List

Eighth Grade Reading List


Tuition and Financial Assistance

To view or download your tuition billing, please log in to your enrollment and billing portal using this link

If you have any questions regarding your tuition or student billing, please reach out directly to our Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance, Lani Jones at: ljones@stjohnsschool.org.

For information about tuition assistance application, please visit FACTS Tuition Management

Student Tuition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year 

  • Preschool (3's) Base Tuition: $13,000
  • Pre-k Base Tuition: $13,147
  • Lower School (Kindergarten-4th Grade) Base Tuition: $20,775
  • Middle School (5th-8th grade) Base Tuition: $20,975

Academics Overview

Middle School Academics


Academic Learning Support

If your child has a diagnosed learning difference and requires accommodations, please contact Jane Hensley to schedule a meeting with the Academic Learning Support Team.   
Jane Hensley, MRC, CRC, LPC
Interim Director of Student Formation & Counselor
jhensley@stjohnsschool.org


Technology Overview

We will hold an orientation for new Middle School students and ask that you please complete this short survey to help with the planning process.

iPad Required before Orientation

When your child attends orientation in August, he or she must arrive with a family-owned iPad. The iPad must be set up with an Apple ID before arrival at school. Our recommendation is to set up an Apple ID for your child using Family Sharing, allowing you to remotely configure Screen Time, Ask to Buy, and more. During orientation, the technology team will enroll your child’s device in our Mobile Device Management (MDM) system. This system allows the school to manage certain restrictions, such as requiring a passcode on the device, granting access to internal School resources (e.g., Wi-Fi, printers), and most important, purchasing apps required for school and allocating them to your child at no charge through our MDM. After your child’s iPad is enrolled, an icon for our management app will display on his or her iPad. During the first few days of school, your child’s teachers will provide you a list of apps to download from our App Catalog. Throughout the year, additional apps may be required, but the teacher will notify you in advance, and all apps will be made available in the SJES App Catalog. You or your child will never be asked to purchase apps for school.

iPad Specifications

The typical cycle for iPads is three to four years. Our hope, as updates and various downloads are required, is to stay in alignment with an iPad’s average lifespan, if not longer. Below are the minimum recommended specs for each current model iPad. Any of these will be sufficient for your child’s school needs; model choice comes down to personal performance or size preference:

  • iPad Pro 11” or 12.9” 128GB or larger
  • iPad Air 10.5” 64GB or larger
  • iPad 10.2” 128GB

These recommendations are based on purchasing an iPad with at least 64 GB of memory to provide the most flexibility in terms of storage. Your child's iPad must be able to support the latest operating system (currently 14.5), the latest versions of the apps used at school, and the resources required for your child's grade. The iPad may be cellular enabled, however having cellular data turned on at school or any attempt to bypass the school’s Wi-Fi network by using cellular data is a violation of the school’s Responsible Use Policy (see below). Keyboard and stylus are optional; however, we recommend a keyboard. An iPad Mini is acceptable, but we have found most students prefer as large a screen as possible.

Cracked screens have been an issue in the past. In nearly every instance, the damaged iPad was not enclosed in a case, or the case was more decorative than protective. We recommend selecting a durable protective case such as an Otterbox, Lifeproof, Griffin Survivor, or similar. If your child prefers a keyboard case, Zagg, Logitech, and Brenthaven all offer good options.

Responsible Use Policy

At orientation, we will review in detail our Responsible Use Policy (RUP). After discussing the RUP, your child will sign an online copy and review that at home with you before you, too, submit your signature. We hope you and your child will talk about the points outlined in the RUP because this document governs students’ use of all technology (not only applicable to iPad use) both on and off campus. Please read our RUP here.

We look forward to welcoming your child to St. John’s soon. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact Chief Technology Officer Aaron Wallace with any questions about technology at St. John’s.


Student Formation Overview

At St. John’s, we meet students where they are and take them as far as they can go. To help us on the journey, we have a Student Support Team focused on students’ learning, social and emotional, and spiritual needs. Click here for more details.


How Can I Get Involved in the Parents Association?

Parents are an integral part of the St. John's community. Click here to learn more about events and activities throughout the year. 


Carpool

Please find the Carpool Map that indicates routes and entrances for morning and afternoon carpools.


Athletics and Extracurricular Programs

At St. John’s, along with skill development, our Athletics program focuses on building character, teamwork, and sportsmanship. All interested players will be assigned to a team, and no player is ever denied the chance to participate. As coaches, we understand that players compete at different athletic levels, and it is our responsibility to place each player on a team with peers of similar abilities.

As a general standard, we base team placements on a player’s grade level, however, we also use a player’s skill level and experience when placing him or her on a team. Our goal is for all student-athletes to achieve personal growth and success both physically and emotionally on the field and court. Through participation in Athletics, students will mature physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. They will learn to take responsibility for personal growth by developing loyalty, pride, integrity, and commitment.  Athletics provides the opportunity for a student-athlete to exhibit a progression of physical skills and knowledge of a particular sport, enabling him or her to apply these skills and knowledge to new situations and a variety of learning formats. 

Student-Athlete Expectations, Practices, and Policies
As a general standard, we base team placements on a player’s grade level; however, we also use a player’s skill level and experience when placing him or her on a team. Our goal is for all our players to achieve personal growth and success both physically and emotionally on the field and court.  The following sports are offered at St. John’s:

Fall:

  • Cross Country for all fifth through eighth grade boys and girls
  • Girls Volleyball for all fifth through eighth grade girls
  • Flag Football for all fifth and sixth grade boys
  • Coed-soccer for all fifth through eighth grade boys and girls

Winter:

  • Boys and girls basketball for all fifth through eighth grade students

Spring:

  • Tennis for all fifth through eighth grade boys and girls
  • Track for all fifth through eighth grade boys and girls
  • Golf for all fifth through eighth grade boys and girls
  • Baseball for seventh and eighth grade boys

Safety and Security on Campus

Please know that your child’s safety, well-being, and security are our top priorities. Director of Safety and Security Kimberly Fretwell brings 20 years of law enforcement experience to our School. During her career as a police officer with the Arlington Police Department (APD), she worked patrol as an east patrol officer, in covert operations as a vice detective, a school resource officer (SRO), and as a crime prevention officer. She is honored and excited to bring her experience as a police officer, here to St. John’s. Here are just a few examples of safety taking place at St. John’s:

  • Multiple daily walks on our campus, to ensure building safety
  • Monthly fire drill practices and multiple tornado and lockdown drills throughout the year
  • Assigned students to be “safety helpers” to teach students about the importance of safety
  • A teacher “Safety Committee” with representatives in both Lower and Middle school. We have developed goals and set priorities, reviewed our plans and are coordinating our resources in response to any emergency.
  • Training with faculty on building security and student safety during in-service days.

At St John’s, your children come first.  Thank you for entrusting them to our care.