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5th Grade

The final year at St. John's is steeped in tradition and packed with experiences the students will never forget. Many of them have been with us since they were three years old when their light just began to shine. Having learned so much, been nurtured in the St. John's Way, been exposed to so many unique experiences, and completed so many truly special projects, they are now ready to go forth and spread the light.

We celebrate our students at a graduation ceremony symbolic of the people they have become and their time at St. John's. Graduates are well prepared for middle school and attend the most sought after private and public schools the area has to offer. They leave with a strong sense of self, friends, and memories to last a lifetime, a strong educational foundation, and a community they can forever call home.

5th Grade Curricular Highlights 
  • Genre Studies through Literature Circles
  • Writing Well-Developed Five-Paragraph Expository and Opinion Essays
  • Creative writing with a focus on voice, organization, and story development
  • Colonial Times through the Civil War
  • Creating Revolutionary War Board Games
  • Real-world application of key concepts including decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions through multidisciplinary projects
  • Outdoor Education: Echo Hill
  • Simple Machines, Properties of Matter, Classification of Life
  • STEM Fair projects
  • A focus on developing strong leaders through acolyte responsibilities, our kindergarten buddy program, and chapel leadership 
  • Life Prep & Family Life Classes
Our graduates are consistently accepted into their first choice schools including:

Bryn Mawr
Chapelgate Christian Academy
Friends School (Baltimore)
Garrison Forest
Glenelg Country School
Jemicy School
Loyola Blakefield
McDonogh School
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Park School
Resurrection/St. Paul School
Roland Park Country School
Sandy Spring Friends School
St. Paul's School
St. Paul's School for Girls
Trinity School