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St. John's Parish Day School has been educating children age three through Grade 5 in the Episcopal tradition for over 50 years.

  • Founded: 1965
  • Early Childhood Programs: Full and partial-day programs for three- and four-year-olds
  • Transitional Kindergarten: Serving children who have completed a four-year-old program but need the gift of another year to thrive in Kindergarten
  • Lower School: Serving Kindergarten through Grade 5
  • Before and After Care: Available 7:15AM until school starts and after school until 6PM
  • After-School Enrichment Classes: Various programs offered throughout the year
  • Early Childhood Specialist Classes: Art, media, music, physical education and science
  • Lower School Specialist Classes: Art, media/technology, music, physical education, science, Spanish, violin (Grades 4 & 5 only) and Music Lab
  • Chapel: Daily
  • Campus Size: 14-acres, one main school building, Historic Church, two playgrounds, two fields and separate administration offices
  • Early Childhood enrollment: 205
  • Lower School enrollment: 125
  • Religious Representation: Families identify with over 15 different religions
  • Early Childhood Average Class Size: 16
  • Lower School Average Class Size: 15
  • Student/Teacher Ratio: 3's: 6/1, 4's: 7/1, TK: 8/1, LS: 15/1
  • Teaching Assistants: All classes Age 3 – Grade 2
  • Student Diversity: 38%
  • Students with Financial Assistance: 21%
  • Uniforms: Kindergarten – Grade 5
  • Total Number of School Days: 173 (includes 3 built-in snow days). View our 2017-2018 school calendar at the bottom of this page.
  • School Colors: Green and white
  • School Mascot: Bear, Name: Spirit Bear 
  • School Song: “We Are All God’s Children”
  • Hot Lunch: Available by Vocelli's Catering
  • Standardized Tests: Educational Record Bureau (ERBs) Grades 2-5; SJPDS Lower School students, on average, have scored at or above suburban and independent school norms in every subject for the past 2 years
  • Accreditation: Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
  • Maryland Green School: Since 2000, recognized and certified by the State of
  • Maryland for our recyling programs, integration of environmental instruction into our studies, and extending our learning and commitment to green stewardship into the community. (Re-certified in 2015)
  • Healthy Howard Healthy School: Recognized in 2011 - 2012 and in 2012 - 2013 as a Healthy School School based upon our committment to school environment, physical and mental health, and nutrition.