The First Independent STEAM School in Orange County, CA
Serving Early Childhood to 8th Grade

Strategic Plan

Like all great schools, St. John's Episcopal School is guided by a forward-looking Strategic Plan. Guided by the leadership of the School Committee, with input from key school constituencies, the Strategic Plan contains long-term and strategic goals for pillars of success: Episcopal Identity, Curriculum, Technology, Co-Curriculum, Admissions, Finance, Advancement, Organizational Development, and Facilities.  

The Strategic Plan 2019-2021 outlines priorities to be addressed in the coming two years, which will serve as a springboard for a long-term plan, to be released at the end of the 2020-21 school year. St. John's Episcopal School has a strong present, and a bright future, as guided by the following strategic priorities:     

Mission Statement
Grounded in the rich history of diversity and excellence in Episcopal education, St. John's fosters every child's full intellectual, physical, and spiritual development.  A nurturing learning environment and programs built on an ideal balance of tradition and innovation encourage our students to pursue lives of service and purpose.

Vision Statement
To provide an extraordinary STEAM education that best prepares our students for a life of leadership, character, and purpose in the 21st century.

Value Proposition
St. John’s Episcopal School is an independent school providing a unique learning environment for children ages eight weeks through eighth grade. Remaining true to our Episcopal heritage, every child is known and encouraged through close personal attention to thrive and to lead a life of service and purpose. As an independent school, St. John’s is able to make program decisions that best serve its students and community without mandate from the government or any other outside entity. Adopting a STEAM approach to teaching and learning is one such manifestation of this autonomy. STEAM integrates curricula across subject areas and enables students to collaborate on projects to create solutions to real world problems. This approach is hailed by leading educators as the best way to prepare students for high school, college, and the dynamic 21st-century workplace. Our engaging programs, coupled with our inclusive, faith-based culture, enrich each student’s mind, body, and spirit, resulting in exceptional academic trajectories and exceptional individuals.

The Pillars of the Strategic Plan to 2021 (Including Fall 2020 Updates)