The core values of the school promote respect for all. Children need to learn what behavior is not ok and goes beyond teasing and fun. The administration and teachers teach these skills. They are responsive if they hear of problems.
The core values of the school are modeled, discussed and promoted in all areas. Students develop relationships across grade levels. The student body is diverse and being small allows everyone to know each other.
Homework helps parents see what their child is doing in school and how well they can work independently. St. John's has a progressive approach, less in the lower grades increasing each year with the most in middle school. I like that my child learns time management through homework. She will be better prepared for college.
My daughter has gotten a superb education. She is an excellent reader and writer. I work in the public schools and the skills she has learned are far superior than those I see in the public system. The academic expectations are very high. I also love that she is given the gift of learning the value of service to others and strong values. St. John's also instills a strong work ethic. I can't say enough about how great this school has been for my child.