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

Elementary Division

A Welcome Letter from our Elementary Division Principal

Welcome! The Elementary Division of St. John’s Episcopal School provides a warm and nurturing environment encouraging discovery, exploration, and innovation. Our small class sizes ensure we know your child. We prepare students well academically and guide them in how to be good people. The campus is filled with a spirit that celebrates the unique gifts and talents of every student.

Our STEAM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) provides each child the opportunity to experience the joy of discovery while developing critical thinking skills through the lens of real-world challenges. The robust curriculum is intentionally designed to allow children to participate in a wide range of enrichment experiences weekly in addition to the core academic program. Cross curricular connections reinforce student learning at every turn. Our experienced and talented faculty is skilled in reaching each student individually laying the foundation for a life-long love of learning. 

St. John’s is committed to a strong sense of community. Common lunch times, chapel, and the buddy program offer opportunities for students to connect with others outside of their grade level. Students develop their social and emotional skills with the guidance of their teachers. Self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills are practiced in the classroom and on the playground. The friendships that begin in the elementary school at St. John’s often last into high school and beyond.  

Holding in high regard the values of respect, caring, honesty, and inclusivity coupled with the rich tradition of Episcopal education, children grow both academically and as kindhearted individuals. Our students are our greatest asset and their energetic, lively spirits make up the special place that we call St. John’s. I welcome you to visit campus and see for yourself! 

Kind regards, 

Diane Oliveira 
Elementary Division Principal 

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