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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 3, 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 1
  • 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 2018-2019 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 
  • Accreditation: Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
  • Maryland Green School: Since 2000, recognized and certified by the State of Maryland for our recycling 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.