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

Middle Division

A Welcome Letter from our Middle Division Principal

Welcome to the Middle Division at St. John’s Episcopal School. My name is Sheryll Grogan and it is my honor to serve as the Interim Middle Division Principal.

Every school year brings with it renewed excitement, anticipation, energy, and focus. As a Middle Division, we look forward to collaborating with each student and family to strengthen the partnerships that exist to nurture, grow, and support students academically, emotionally, and socially. We are a community that values every member and seeks to further build meaningful relationships.

St. John’s School is grounded in a history of diversity and excellence in Episcopal education with an emphasis on a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) approach to teaching and learning. With the integrated STEAM approach, we encourage our students to lead their own discovery and use it as an entry point for inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Our Middle Division students thrive in their chosen electives, clubs, athletics, and performing arts, in addition to core classes. We are excited to start this year with a newly renovated Middle Division collaboration lab, as well as completely remodeled Middle Division classrooms, that will further enhance our STEAM approach and allow for flexible learning in the 21st century.

Our highly talented and committed faculty provides our students with a nurturing and safe environment to grow in every aspect of their lives. St. John’s Cardinals are balanced learners who are caring, confident, curious, collaborative, resourceful, respectful, reflective, and resilient. We value communication at all levels and develop strong relationships, in part, through our Advisory program. Small advisory groups create solid support systems and ensure that every student has a strong adult advocate at school and beyond. Our alumni’s regular visits validate what our current students know to be true - once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal!

Here at St. John’s, we create a positive and connected school culture where students feel successful, happy, healthy, understood, and accepted for who they are.

I welcome you to visit our campus today and see for yourself!

Sheryll Grogan
Middle Division Principal



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middle school band at St. John's Episcopal School

Middle Division Faculty