Thank you for all the great reviews! We are honored to serve the families of St. John's. St. John's is a very special place made up by a community of teachers, parents, extended family, parishioners and more all dedicated to fostering the spark in every child. The best way to get to know us is to visit our beautiful campus. Attend one of our open houses, many events or call to schedule a private tour. All are welcome!
January 22, 2015
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The teachers are fabulous. They work well together and challenge my children. They are what make the school great. Unfortunately the school lacks direction from the Head. She is not in touch with the parents and does not show up to school events. I have had many an email go unanswered. She should be greeting families and parents and welcoming them to the school. I drop my child off and pick them up everyday and often go into the school building to do this and it can be weeks between sightings. She has been "fully in charge" for 2 years now and the school is slowly going downhill.
St. John's provided my daughter a solid academic foundation within a loving and caring environment. The staff knew my daughter and fostered her strengths. We spent 7 years at this school and we found the lower school to be academically stimulating. My daughter entered an elite, private, Baltimore middle school well prepared and continuing her love of learning.
I can not say enough great things about the school. My daughter has made life time friendships with teacher, students and staff at SJPDS. This is a school where teacher care about your child's growth on all levels. My family has received a priceless education and experience.
I definitely feel there is compassion and empathy for their students. Everyone from the Head of School down to the After Care staff. They are always caring and wanting to do more. They really are great!
This is our first year at St. John's and we are extremely pleased. I could not ask for a kinder staff and our daughter loves it! She is happy to go to school every day and comes home full of enthusiastic stories. She has always had strong math skills and not only has her love for math continued, but we have seen her confidence in reading grow which is so comforting.
The current headmaster appears to be a good problem identifier, but not a problem solver. I pay good money to send my child to school at St. John's to be educated, but the leadership tends to focus more on developing social skills than fostering a truly challenging education. My child entered this school advanced in Reading and Math. Now, the passion for learning is all but gone due to the lack of intellectual stimulation. We gave it a try, but we cannot chance our child falling behind at this school. Sorry St. Johns. Like many parents, we will not be returning.