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St. John's Academy

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Posted August 25, 2014

I highly recommend this school, both for academics and atmosphere. Each of my children began pre-school here and attended as far as the grades allowed. Each have been exceptionally prepared for classes/schools taken after graduating. The school offers more of a family and protected atmosphere. The environment is small enough that each teacher spends quality time with the students and grows to truly care for these students as they watch them grow up. The faculty as a whole grasps what it means to classically train the students to be virtuous scholars. My children have prospered both spiritually and academically because of attending this school.
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Posted June 15, 2014

The school has been shrinking and it is due to lack of an effective and fair principal, as well as uncertified teachers. Unfortunately, the principals ego has doomed this school. She does not get that authority figures are not leaders. Leadership is a choice, not a rank. There is no leadership at this school. No one to partner with you to encourage your childs growth, and advocate for them. The bad teachers will never be at fault, no matter the circumstance, as the school can not afford to lose a teacher, but that are more than willing to lose a student. The good teachers, and there are some, keep this place afloat. . The school has no PTA and wants limited parent interaction, as we might actually figure out that we all have the same complaints. And, as a previous reviewer said, if you do dare to complain, be prepared to be ostracized. Parents are treated as outsiders, not partners. If you child thinks for his or her self, this is not well tolerated, and they will not bend to your needs to accommodate your child...the inflexibility and narrow minded thinking that oozes out of this place stinks badly. At one time, this school had a lot of promise, but not anymore.
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Posted April 10, 2014

This school is OK. The studies are good but the school seems to beg for money the entire year with their exhausting "fund raisers" The yearly Christmas play is boring and always the same. The staff is mostly weird and not very friendly. If my daughter wasn't zoned so far from her public school I would NOT go here. The school seems very much Presbyterian but claims it is non-denom. You can not complain in a school like this either....or you will be "labeled" ...if you get my drift. And it's YOUR MONEY. Oh well. The principle is dutiful and always present...so I'll give her that much.
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Posted October 13, 2010

My children receive a top notch education in a loving, Christian enviroment. They are taught how to think, not what to think to pass a test.
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Posted March 12, 2009

We currently have three children at St. Johns Academy and all three are very different with very different needs and talents. I can honestly say that the school addresses all of the special needs and the principal and teachers bend over backwards to make the enviroment rich in learning, caring, and safe. The administration is there to help parents and to listen and react to all parent and student concerns. The teachers are the best we have ever encountered (our children have been in some of the best public and other private schools). If you are looking for a school that focuses on your child and their future you will find it at SJA. If you are looking for a school that will highlight the next rising athlete who puts education second - go elsewhere.
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Posted February 6, 2009

Pretty rigorous 'classical Christian' curriculum. Textbook in most classes are very poor (not Becca). Some good teachers and the appearance of an 'elite' environment. Headmaster is stern and cold and not very approachable. Music teacher is not very good. The school is geared toward honors and high achieving students only which is mostly good.
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Posted May 15, 2007

My son is in 1st grade and has been in SJA since Prek. SJA is a school that puts the children's best interest first! They inspire, encourage, and challenge your child to achieve their best both academically and personally. All the teachers and staff know all of the children by name. The principal and the teachers are great examples of how adults should behave. The children respect the teachers and vise versa. The principal is out front of the school everyday greeting all the children as they come to school. From observation the children all seem to truly love going to their school and seem to be part of a big family. The teachers are there because they love to teach and want to see their students succeed.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 44%
Two or more races 2% N/A
Asian 1% N/A
Black 1% 29%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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1533 Wildwood Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Phone: (904) 824-9224

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