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Orange Park, FL
Students enrolled: 687
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3100 Doctors Lake Drive
Orange Park, FL 32073

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November 05, 2014
St. Johns Country Day School is a small family environment with good culture for our children to learn. They have given the ability to be well-rounded, and not just focused on academics. They teach extra-curricular activities such as art and music, which are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2014
I have 2 children (high school) and 1 grandchild (kindergarten) enrolled at St. Johns Country Day School. We've been with the school for 12 years. So far, what I most like is their focus on individual students. They make an effort to maximize each student's skills to get the best out-of-high-school college positions. They have a very safe learning environment and have many opportunities for extra curricular and sports activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2014
Wonderful academic and social experience My daughter just started going to St. John's Country Day School, and so far it has been a wonderful experience both academically and socially. They are very accessible to both students and parents. If there's any questions or concerns, they are immediately on it. I find them very helpful, and as a parent, I truly appreciate how welcoming they have been to my daughter. When they accepted her, they sent her a nice welcome letter, and they made sure she felt included. So far, she is doing great there in terms of academics and socially. She enjoys working with the technician intern. The school really encourages everyone to participate in all the extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
My family has been at SJCDS for 6 years, with a child graduating. We only have experience with the middle and upper schools and therefore split the ratings...the middle school deserves 5 stars, especially with the new leadership. There are a few (2-3) dud teachers, but overall the middle school sets high standards for the staff and students and creates a warm environment. The upper school deserves 2 stars. While there are some amazing teachers, especially new ones brought in by the new headmaster, there are many who are subpar... Bitter and burnt out. The college counselor is so focused on this 100% acceptance rate that he doesn't really know the kids and/or care when they go just that get in somewhere/anywhere. The new headmaster (came 3 yrs ago) is making some good changes and seems aware of the challenges the school faces. We'll let our middle school child finish up, but are looking at different high school options.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2013
St. John's has given our kids a top class education in a warm and stable environment (pk-12 on same campus)! The new asian math style curriculum is fantastic using math in focus( a more engaging version of Singapore math). Also reading is taught as early as the 3's and 4's whereas other schools tend to focus only on letter recognition. For the upper school, the children have a chance to shine and participate in several varsity sports or other extracurricular programs unlike other similar private schools who unofficially recruit talent or take in boarders who bring in added competition. Families with multiple children love the single campus. Also talented junior highers can participate in varsity sports and arts with the best talent and teachers with St. John's on broadway every other year. As far as a place to live, clay county and fleming island in particular are super safe and family friendly. I would recommend entering before middle school though as it tends to fill up and wait lists are not uncommon. The new headmaster has experience from one of the top private schools in the country as well as military and Wall Street experience and the future of this school looks impressive!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
I am a graduate of SJCDS & attended since 1st grade. I am grateful for the quality of the education I received there, but it was honestly nothing more than what a public school education *should* be but unfortunately isn't in Clay/Duval. The low student-teacher ratio is a huge advantage, but favoritism is rampant & is usually based on factors other than academic merit (family's affiliation with the school, how much they donate to fundraising campaigns, etc). Also, in response to the delusionally incredulous response from 01/31/2011, spending one week studying MLK does not magically erase the intolerance that is so pervasive on the SJCDS campus. I'm also not sure which system you're using to determine the "best rated public schools" in France, as educational disparity isn't really that prevalent there since the public schools are heavily regulated by the national government. I guess that superlative sounds fancy and impressive to an ignorant and/or ethnocentric audience though, so knock yourself out. :-D Regardless, I'm intimately familiar with public education in France, and SJCDS doesn't even compare.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2013
My kids have been at SJCDS for 4 years. They are in the Lower School and Middle School. Many of the teachers are very good however there seems to be a lot of nepotism here with regards to the teaching staff. The new teachers are grads of SJCDS or parents. I do wonder about the teaching credentials of some of them. How can someone who is a nurse switch and teach a lower school class? We came here to get experienced teachers not substitutes. Uniforms are a great idea for the kids but the ones the kids are having to wear are like cardboard. No one seems to notice that the kids are not comfortable and the MS admin and teachers are reporting the kids for uniform infractions. If there are so many problems with the uniforms, why would they be so critical? I agree with an earlier reviewer - why teach French to the young kids. Start them with Spanish and then allow them the choice of languages. WHY FRENCH?? The administration also needs to get with the times and start Mandarin also.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
LIARS! They told us that they had such good ties with every college they'd be able to practically walk us in the college. My sister can't get in the college she wants because of this school! They don't care what college you go to or what you want they only need that 100% graduation rate. I'm a student here and it's awful! The kids who have been here are now in the "bubble" they won't be taught skills for the real world because they're use to being babied. NONE of these white kids are use to different races because of the "bubble" so they the white kids arent use to any other races. Also if you aren't the smartest in your class you will not be the favorite.FAVORTIES ARE HUGE THERE! The teachers always pick a favorites and they are the most "promising kids". My teacher can't name me but she can name my friends GPA and favorite food because I'm not the favorite. Also the uniforms cost around $60 each and they are horrible quality. The buttons fall off the first week and they get so frayed. I won't get into the college I want with this school so unless you're white, christan/catholic, and super smart DONT GO HERE! I'm a student here and I'm in high hopes for Fleming nest year.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2013
St Johns has many good qualities but is certainly not the perfect school. The teachers are very caring and generous with their time. They will make an extra effort in helping your child. Class size is great and the campus is beautiful with new facilities. The negatives lie mostly with the administration. They do not adhere to their own policies and are arbitrary with their disciplinary actions. Some students are given a wide berth while others are judge more harshly for similar or less severe offenses. The students are very cliquish and new students have a difficult time making friends in the middle and upper schools. Implementation of a uniform policy for the upper school was a real negative and their new food store was less than adequate.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
I am not getting the 5/11/11 comments about fear, intolerance, and lack of diversity. Spending the entire MLK week studying MLK, with nearly every class working something MLK into it does not sound like a bastion of intolerance. Always concerned that we are getting appropriate academics for the money spent, we compare our child's coursework with our friends when we can and they are always amazed at how demanding the coursework is SJCDS. This includes a few public schools and one of France's best rated public schools. So SJCDS not only competes academically with its surrounding counties but with European schools as well. Is that "international" enough for you? I do think they need to add Chinese to their curriculum. Unfortunately, many today equate "tolerance" with allowing themselves to be subjected to every conceivable behavior. There is no sense in that in a learning environment. There will be time later to realize that there are people out there who behave badly and should be AVOIDED - not embraced. Those constantly exposed to it will no longer recognize it for what it is.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
I am so grateful to have found St Johns! We live in Duval County and drive 20 miles 4 times a day to bring our children to this school. My "out of the box" children have thrived in the small, personal environment. They are encouraged in academics, the Arts and to participate in any sports they want to try. Through St Johns, my daughter has discovered a love of Latin and The Classics. She has gotten to compete in Latin tournaments all over the State and on the national level.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2011
I am off to college in the fall and have enjoyed every bit of my six years at St. Johns. BEST teachers are here! Highy recommend and I hope to stay in touch will everyone! -A

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2011
SJCDS is an excelllent school. The coursework is very demanding and requires students to manage time and their responsibilities. Expect 1-2 hours of homework in lower school and 2 or more hours for middle school/upper school. Most teachers are really good although there are a few slugs. The headmaster is retiring - no big loss though since he really didn't bring much to the table. Tutition is costly, but it really is a matter of priorities. I'm middle class and have passed on new cars, big fancy house and other toys so that I can afford the best education for my two kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
Spreading misinformation about the competition (AICE) does nothing to make up for the deficiencies currently found at St. Johns. We are leaving St. Johns for AICE and we are GREATLY looking forward to the change. The AICE program is SO much more than accelerated academics and international experiences. St. Johns offers neither the academic nor the social experiences that build strong, intellegent, caring young adults. Between ignoring the cliques, consistently putting athletics in front of academics, and relying on a reputation earned decades ago, St. Johns is losing the battle to its public school alternative...amazing but true.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
St Johns is like one big family. They not only are concerned about our childrens education, but also about having respect for our fellow friends and family. If you have any concerns about anything there is always someone there for you and your children.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
The 8/13 poster is repeating what they said on 4/23. Why would you do that? If you don't like SJCDS, just leave. You already did that so should we feel sorry for you? Did you take the time to discuss your concerns with the admin? Your statements are false. I have no money, no internal connections to the school. My child works hard, harder than her peers at other schools....but that is why we sacrifice to send her to such a great school...Regarding the Principal, I have spoken to her on numerous occasions and she has always treated me with respect. However, I am not a baby and my feelings don't get hurt that easy. Best of luck at your new school. There are plenty of parents/students at SJCDS that will do just fine.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2010
This school has been a complete disappointment in too many numerous ways to list. Parents are treated like dirt. Favoritism is rampant. Getting rid of the headmaster is not going to cure this school of its many ills. Horrible administrators are running the school into the ground. Educationally, if your child is not what they determine a 'star' child for whatever reason, i.e., a teacher's child, lots of money, been a life-long student, etc., then your child will be basically invisible here. Family environment.....ha ha, what a joke. If you want your child to receive a mediocre education, then, by all means, send them to SJCDS where nepotism is rampant! My child's self-esteem was in the toilet, thanks to this school, and I've spent thousands of dollars for it. Run from this school.....don't walk. Submitted by

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
Our child attended 2 years. Our first year experince was great ; wonderful teacher, small class size, nice classroom. Second year was a disappointment. SJCDS has a nice facility with small class sizes. However, we felt that for what we were paying in tuition, we should have gotten more for our money. As an example, we had to hire a tutor for reading as did many others in our child's class. Regarding the Lower School Principal, we saw her often in the halls yet she never greeted nor spoke to us. This was common with alot of the staff there. SJCDS has a beautiful campus but is not very secure, especially with the construction; workers often took their smoke breaks around the children. We may revisit in a few years but for now we feel we can do better elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2010
I truly love St. Johns and everything that it has done for my child. My child is so sad that summer has arrived. Fall can't arrive soon enough for her!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
In our first year at SJCDS we have absolutely loved it. Our daughter was challenged and excelled academically and grew socially beyond our expectations. The school is expensive and we are making great sacrifices to send our child to this school but so far it has been worth every penny. We have had experiences with other private schools and the Clay county public high schools and it has been a refreshing treat to work with the teachers and administrators at SJCDS.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
A great school for parents that want a quality education for their children. My children have attended St. Johns Country Day School since PreK. My boys are articulate, accomplished, and well prepared to face the collegiate life and beyond. The excellent teachers continue to challenge my boys year after year. Participation in athletics and the fine arts program has shaped them into well rounded young men. While I would like to take full credit, they have developed strong character, respect and good manners under the guidance of caring faculty. Yes, it is a challenging curriculum. Yes, we have made sacrifices to afford private school tuition year after year. After twelve years of attendance, I have zero regrets about sending my children to such a fine institution.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
If "optoon" is any indication of the quality of education at SJCDS, I say "Bring on the overcrowded public school classrooms!" "If want the best ..." ?!?!?! Is this any way to advocate for an educational institution? Spell check is automatic on these comments! I have lived in different parts of this country and can compare from experience. This is a sometimes adequate, but overall rather pedestrian, all too local, private school with delusions of grandeur. From my personal observations, SJCDS is not markedly better than many of the local public schools, and certainly not superior to most of the other private or parochial schools in the area. Do not be misled by the spasm of recent construction or any other attempts to mislead by misdirection. A pretty elevation is not going to help your kids master the basics or thrive in higher education.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2010
I have kids at sjcds and am considering changing schools. They have coaches teaching content they aren't qualified to teach. They raise the tuition and send home snarky letters about how we've all been hit hard with the recession.. It is a huge financial sacrafice and we are made to feel bad for not "donating" more money. I thought we were getting a small school, high quality education with time and appreciation for the arts. I'm hoping there will be a change in management and attitude or we are moving on.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
There is not a finer school in all of NE Florida. We had three children graduate from St. Johns. They were there from K-12. All 3 have excelled in college and life as a result of the foundation they had there. Worth every penny and the sacrifices we made to keep them there.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
This is an excellent school and my two young boys love it! The local public schools are good, but once you visit them and then compare that with a visit at SJCDS, you'll see what I did and that the public schools can't compete with all that is offered both in and out of the classroom. I read a review complaining that most of the good teachers are leaving but this is absolutely false. The fact is the school has been affected by the downturn in the economy just like everyone else. However, my kids haven't felt the impact and the school is adjusting without compromising the experience for our children. The economy will improve and the school will thrive. Through it all, my kids are far better prepared for life (academically, athletically and in the arts) than they would be elsewhere. This is a fantastic school.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
My daughter has had a terrific experience in middle school. She actually loves going to school everyday. The teachers are devoted and caring. I enjoy getting e-mails from the teachers about school activities and work. You would never get that at a public school! That is just one of the wonderful extra bonuses at St. Johns.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Not worrth the money. Most of the good teachers are leaving. Public school is a fine option and you will have ample money left over for extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
We have two children who attended St. Johns from Kindergarten through 12th grade. They both received excellent educations and received scholarships to the colleges of their choice. The school is small and provides a family atmosphere and an opportunity to participate in athletics, music or arts. The tuition is well worth it if you want your child to receive a well rounded, quality education. Also, because of the close-knit school community, our children made lasting friendships with many of their classmates and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I graduated from St. Johns and I had a great experience there. I believe I was better prepared for college than many of my friends who went to other schools. I would not change my St. Johns experience for anything.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 01, 2010
I have a child in the upper school and I absolutely hate this school because they have treated me and my child like garbage. A few of my child's friends have left this school because of the bad treatment of both student and parents. They continually put the public schools down. However, it is my experience that my child and I were treated 500% better at the public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
This is our last year at this school. It has been a complete disappointment in too many numerous ways to list. It's still riding on the reputation of it's previous headmaster who did a much better job than the current headmaster. This new headmaster has hired poor administrators and are letting them run the school into the ground. Educationally, if your child is not what they determine a 'star' child for whatever reason, i.e., a teacher's child, lots of money, been a life-long student, etc., then your child will be basically invisible here. Family environment.....ha ha, what a joke. If you want your child to receive a mediocre education, then, by all means, send them to SJCDS where nepotism is rampant! My child's self-esteem is in the toilet, thanks to this school, and I've spent thousands of dollars for it. Run from this school.....don't walk.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 10, 2010
me too!!!! I do worry that my parents will take me out because of $. I hope that doesn't happen:) Best school ever!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 06, 2010
Bottom line from a parent of two kids at SJ: * Very high tuition cost * Teachers go above and beyond to show they care * Fine arts is alive and well. * Athletics, some sports are better than others * math and English courses have prepared my child for college. My oldest SAT scores would never have been as high as they are in the pubilc schools. * Very safe campus

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 19, 2010
I sent my kids here for several years before the tuition increased. After that, I was forced to move my children into the public school system, and have made some very shocking discoveries. My two older daughters entered the AICE program at Fleming Island High School, and it has challenged them in ways that SJCDS never did. Also, the number of children from SJCDS that actually got into the AICE program are very low, which is indicative to me that SJCDS's reputation for education is highly exageratted. My daughter is going to be graduating with 52 college credit hours next June, something she would have never gotten at SJCDS. Save thousands of dollars in both high school and college. The tuition is not worth it when compared to what you can get for free.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 19, 2010
St. Johns has some very nice qualities. It is beautiful, small, and has some very talented teachers. However, there are times when it seems that it cares more about the money than the students. I have witnessed many cases where student that have repeatedly made obscene comments, threats, or exhibited intentional cruelty are allowed to go unpunished because their parents pay a lot of money to the school.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 18, 2010
very expensive school, but you get what you pay for. Great arts program. My child has really come out of her shell and expressed a great interest in the arts. She has resources that our local public school doesn't offer. She also had the chance to play on a team this year which she has never done before.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 29, 2009
It is not my intention to trash or glorify St. Johns. Though, as a parent who is willing to spend considerable amounts of money on your child s education, you deserve an honest opinion written by a parent, not a teacher or administrator. I will try to be fair: St. Johns is a mixture of well trained, well meaning educators. However, like any other school, there are some minimally trained ones as well. The grounds are lovely and the new buildings are quite impressive. But, the school s mission seems to have shifted from that of a small prep-school who s focused on academics and the students as individuals to a larger, sports oriented school who s main focus is growth, tuition increases, and appearances. However, sports is a big component of St. Johns. If that is very important to your family, you will be very happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 15, 2009
small school. they really take an interest in my child and are preparing him for college. Preparing students for college is what they do best. Highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 26, 2009
We love everything about SJCDS. From the Administration, athletics, PT-L, arts and academics. We love it all! Best value money can buy. The course work is not easy, so your child will need to be prepared. We love it. Can't wait to send my youngest child there too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The curriculums at St. John's Country Day School are progressive and challenging enough for children to learn. The teachers have a good level of expectations from their students to learn and the teachers are interested in the well being of students. Older students interact with younger ones which provides a unique learning experience. The atmosphere at the school of one of friendliness, helpfulness and plain old wonderful 'southern hospitality.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
We had two children at Saint Johns Country Day for many years and we loved it under the previous headmaster...Unfortunately when my older son graduated in 2006 as a National Merit Scholor and received a total 100 percent scholorship to University of Fla, we noticed major problems with the new headmaster and his liberal policies. But most important is the fact my wife and I had serious concerns about the new direction of the school , so we left and our youngest son is now much better off scholastically in another school. Furthermore, I cannot reccomend this once honorable Saint Johns Country Day School to anyone. Also, I would not recommend this new head master to anyone who values honor and the ability to live up to the schools own honor code it requires of all students... From the Heart hope this helps

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2009
This school is simply the best there is. The teachers, students, faculty, and families love this school. There is a real friendly atmosphere and students from various grades interact and help students from other grades. My children wake up excited to go to school. They love seeing their friends and teachers. Whenever we have run into a teacher off campus, they always greet my children by name and are so happy to see them. My children have learned so much while attending this school. I love that the curriculumn is well rounded. I can not say enough about this school. St. Johns Country Day School Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2009
good school but last tuition increase did us in... what are they thinking?

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2009
10 years we have been involved with SJ. Best value money can buy! Great school, teachers and colleg prep!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 22, 2008
Year after year St.Johns Seniors have the highest SAT and ACT scores in the Jacksonville area.The school is small enough so students get the individual attention and there is a spot for every one who wishes to be a student athlete.Best school in the Jacksonville area.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
I love the school. My child goes there and he wants to go to school on saturdays. Learns more than any other school I know.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2008
Great School! Top college preparatory school in the area. All three of my children had excellent teachers. Arts program is the BEST!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
All you have to do is read the reviews written by SJCDS students and note the misspellings and grammatical errors to understand what has happened to this school. The new administration has chased away some excellent teachers under the false hope that a football program will bring in more money for their unfinanced campus upgrades. We are looking at other options as academics are no longer a priority here. It is sad to see what was once the best education program in Clay County now fall lower than many of the public schools. Save your money and move to Fleming High's school district, then send your children to a school that has a vested interest in their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2008
I luv it here. The teachers at St. Johns really care about me. That is a big change the school I went to before.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 01, 2008
SJ was a great school with great teachers but now average and poor teachers are kept if they coach sports. SJ used to be the best academic school, now the attention and money go to sports. We removed our children because we don't agree with new admisnistration.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2008
I completely disagree with the last two postings. Money has no impact on any decisions. My family is very middle class and we depend on financial aid heavily. My questions and concerns get just as much attention as my child's wealthier friends. As far as sports, your comments are way off. They just started football a few years ago, why is that such a big deal? This is our sixth year and we have seen two administrations, both have a had their different strengths and weakness. We are very pleased with the education my child is receiving and she is ready for the challenges of college.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 06, 2008
I must agree with the 06/10 posting. WIth the change in administration three years ago, decisions at the school are now made more often based upon the donation power of those involved instead of the ethical implications of decisions. Athletics take priority over academics and unruly students are tolerated as long as the tuition check clears. Parents have little, if any, voice outside of being the source of funding and pledges. It's a shame that what was once an excellent college prepartory program has been reduced to being merely an expensive alternative to public education, and not a great alternative at that.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
From my perspective St. John's caters to whomever right the check. When homework frequently counts more than tests scores, or it can be turned in weeks late and still be given full credit - there is a problem. High school is about preparing young adults for not only college but the community, both have requirements and deadlines. College, while it sometimes requires 'homework' it is seldom collected and grades are almost always generates by tests and finals only. The St, John's repuation has eroded away while the athletic department has been growing. I understand that HS classes are an important part of a schools bottom line - but lets face it - these young men and women will be voting on policies that will effect us in our old age. Wouldn't you rather they be educated fully, and prepared for life after St. John's?

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2008
St. Johns is a wonderful school, I think the middle school needs improvement, my son had disciplinary problems and was failing English and Spanish, but when Bryan entered 9th grade, highschool was a dream come true, it re-affirmed my trust in St. Johns. The teachers in highschool are older, and more experienced, it's a wonderful place.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2008
St. Johns offers the best academic education in NE Florida, and it is getting better and better. The kids are serious and well-rounded and the teachers and administration are caring and ready to communicate with parents. The best thing is that the kids are nice and there are really no problems with discipline. It's just a great, warm school and graduates move on to success in college easily.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
St. Johns is a great school, but there is a bad side. With 4-5 hours of homework average, just for Middle School, with a good education comes lots of homework. St. Johns needs new teacher. But all in all, St. Johns is a great school if you are willing to work hard!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 11, 2008
SJCDS is really tough. Lots of homework. but well worht it. I have so many friends and all of the teachres care about me!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
St.Johns is a great school for acidemics but our art deparment is very lacking. This school would be so much better if us as students had more involvment in the arts such as acting and drawing.

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2007
St. Johns is a good school, but some things need to be changed. First of all, we need to have a new headmaster. Greg Foster is ruining so many traditions, and St. Johns is built on tradition. Some teachers who have taught at St. Johns for a while need to go. St. Johns also needs alot more clubs.

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2006
The academics at St.Johns are second to none. Expectations are high. Classes are small so teachers can give ample attention to students & still move the class at a quick pace. Students must have the aptitude to be able to keep up. All classes are advanced, even the regular classes. Middle school has the greatest influx of new students. Nearly every year about 2/3 of those students qualify for the TIP scholar program. These are talented kids in the classroom and the arts. Also, at St. Johns almost anyone who wants to can play on a sports team. No one falls through the cracks & parents are always welcome. As a parent of both a graduate and current student, I think it's the best education money can buy.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
St. Johns is a great school if your child needs sheltering and special attention in the classroom. Students that come into the middle school program after 6th grade often are not competitive enough for the more academically driven schools in the area, such as Bolles. It is a great school for your child if academics is not a priority, or if he or she is not independent enough to excell in high school alone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2006
St.Johns has the best academics in the Jacksonville Area.

- submitted by a former student
December 27, 2005
My daughter started St. Johns this year (2005/06) in Pre-K. The school is like a big family. My daughter has learned so much in the four months she has been there and they are to be reading by the end of the year. Her teachers are always available if I have questions or concerns. I only wish they had extracurricular activities for the younger kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 25, 2005
This is an academically excellent school. It seems to me they are very arts oriented. Overall We have been very pleased with our childrens progress.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
As a graduate of SJCDS I cannot reccommend a better well rounded education for your child. St Johns is simply outstanding in every aspect of the game. Children are encouraged to work hard, play hard, and study hard. Hige rewards include championship athletic teams, Broadway style productions, award winning art & music programs, and admissions to some of the most elite colleges and universities in the country. St Johns more than prepared me for success as perhaps the most respected Catholic university in the midwest (without naming names). I graduated with degrees in French and found immediate employment in corporate america. What more could a parent ask for in a school? I only wish we lived in NE Florida so my children could attend St Johns.

- submitted by a former student
no rating May 25, 2005
Fantastic campus and a truly caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2005
St. Johns is an excellent choice for parents who wish to have their children belong in a family-like atmosphere. Caring teachers, small classes, and excellent academic standards are a few of the features of St.Johns. I would highly recommend this school to those want their children to have a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2005
St. johns offers excellent programs in the arts, music and drama. It is also strong academically, particularly in math and languages. Parent involvement in strongly encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2004
SJCDS is a wonderful K-12 school, which I would recommend without hesitation. The teachers and administration care about every child and really listen to parents. There is no question that the academic quality is excellent. The tuition is well worth the money. We only left St Johns because we moved out of state. The children really miss their school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
Our daughter started kinder at St. Johns and completely blossomed in the school environment St. Johns offered. The teachers were excellent and experienced. We noticed a very high parent involvement. Parents are welcomed at the school and there are many areas for parents to participate. We only left the school because we moved out of state but we would have loved for our daughter to spend her entire education there. The tuition is high but well worth it. The school is making vast improvements as far as building and improving the campus. Your money will be well spent. I would not hesitate to recommend this school. It stands above any other schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
We have two middle school students at St. Johns and we are very happy with the high quality of education they are getting. Teacher who care seem to be everywhere at St. Johns and have made a huge difference for us. Teachers make the school what it is. Sports teams emphasis true sportmanship not winning at all costs. We find that very refreshing. The fine arts department touches all children not just those who are extremely talented. You would be hard pressed to find a better school for your children.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2003
I believe SJCDS is a well-rounded school. It has an advanced curriculum. My 3rd grader is doing 4th and sometime 5th grade math. The sports are a big factor. My 3rd grader is swimming, not on the team, but with the SJCDS swim coach. The P.E. dept. is creative and keeps it fun and diverse. The art dept. is the best and teaches about art. All mediums are used. Teachers really care. Parents are always at the school participating. The Parent Teacher League is a major factor.

- submitted by a parent
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With median SAT Scores of 1800 and scores of 3 or higher on 91% of AP Exams, St. Johns students outperform their counterparts at every other school in Northeast Florida. At our school, we say “it’s cool to be smart.” While we are fortunate to admit many students who are blessed with a strong intellect, we are just as committed to nurturing a passion for life-long learning in students whose greatest assets are their desire to do something great with their lives.

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