The Independent School Difference
Like many of the top, private schools across the country, St. John's Episcopal School is an Independent School. St. John's is a proud member of the National Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools, and a regional member of the California Association of Independent Schools. But, what does that mean? It means balancing tradition with innovation; high academics with a student-centered approach. In short, we're one of a kind, and here's why:
- Independence in the truest sense of the word
- Mission-driven education
- High academic standards
- Small classes that allow for individual attention
- Excellent teachers
- Education for the whole child
- A community of parents who actively participate in their children's education
Independent schools are governed by a board of trustees, not a public school board. They are primarily supported by tuition payments, charitable contributions, and endowment revenue. At St. John's, the board is called the School Committee.
St. John's Episcopal School seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, religion, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently.