The Upper School (Grades 5 -8) faculty work to ensure that they are not only nurturing social and emotional development, but also supporting the academic potential of each student. At this level, St. John’s mission statement is incorporated with every aspect of life at school. A strong emphasis is placed on our commitment to kindness, honesty, respect, and compassion. The Traits for Success are implemented across all subject areas to promote the power of knowledge, character, and community service.
Our Upper School faculty work to ensure that they are providing the most challenging and innovative curriculum to prepare every student to become an independent confident learner and well rounded person. The program emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, active participation, and use of technology to enhance learning. The challenging curriculum elevates academic expectations as students engage in higher-level learning. An Advisory program provides students with social and emotional strategies, strengthens relationships between students and faculty and fosters a supportive school culture. Unique programs such as Science Fair projects, Student Council, Model United Nations, Declamation Day, and performing arts experiences enhance student learning. After school enrichment and Interscholastic sports are offered that highlight participation, teamwork, and skill development.