Recent Headlines

  • St. Johns 2014 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

    Posted September 26, 2014

    On September 22, St. Johns Country Day School recognized those juniors and seniors who have earned the distinction of membership in the National Honor Society. This prestigious society inducted six new members from the Class of 2015 and 29 new members from the class of 2016. There is now a total of...

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  • St. Johns Senior and First Grade Buddies Program

    Posted September 26, 2014

    The Senior and First Grade Buddies Program at St. Johns kicked-off on September 19 with a meet and greet luncheon on the Lower School playground. This was a special day, as seniors and first graders...

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What's Happening

Oct 01

PTL Meeting in the Pace Lecture Hall

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM

Fall Portrait Retakes for all Divisions & Faculty/Staff in the PAC Lobby

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Grade 9 Parent College Counseling Meeting with Mr. Cox in the Pace Lecture Hall

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oct 02

Kindergarten to the MOSH and Friendship Fountain

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

After School Band Practice in P2

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, University of Penn, and Stanford University Reps at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMRead More
Oct 03

Centre College in the Pace Lecture Hall

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Jostens Rep. meeting with Grade 11 about class rings in the US Library

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Senior Practicum in the Pace Lecture Hall

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Southern Methodist University Rep. in the Pace Lecture Hall

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Blog Posts

  • Headmaster's Blog: It's all in a student's mindset

    Posted September 17, 2014

    For the past few years there has been an avalanche of articles written about the significant role that personal qualities like effort, determination, stick-to-itiveness, and resilience play in determining...

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  • Fit bodies, healthy brains

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Apparently, young children who are considered to be in better cardiovascular condition have different white matter in their brains than children who are less fit...

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  • Headmaster's Blog: Helping students prepare for change

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Family! magazine just published a very nice article on school transitions. I was asked to add my two cents to the discussion concerning the big move that our graduates make when they head off to college...

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  • Headmaster's Blog: Supporting your child's passion

    Posted May 15, 2014

    I just finished reading an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. In it, journalist Kevin Helliker suggests that there is a negative correlation between the amount of money parents spend on their child's athletic activities and the level of motivation the child has for that particular sport. This notion doesn't surprise me as I've encountered...

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  • April Cool Kids honored for fairness

    Posted April 29, 2014

    These students have been named as the Lower School's "Cool Kids" for April...

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  • Mrs. Cauthen’s Corner: Math fact mastery

    Posted December 11, 2013

    I would like to expand upon the concept of math fact mastery and support its importance. Educators agree that the ability to recall basic math facts fluently is necessary for students to attain higher-order math skills...

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  • Important iPad information for St. Johns parents

    Edward M. Ellison
    Posted December 5, 2013

    St. Johns Country Day School is pleased to announce that its 1-to-1 iPad Initiative requiring all students in Grades 5 through 12 to have an iPad will begin in the next academic year (2014-2015)...

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  • Headmaster's Blog: Thank you to the St. Johns community

    Edward M. Ellison
    Posted November 26, 2013

    Over the past few weeks I have been meeting individually with our newest faculty members to check in on them. I like to know if their transition to St. Johns is going well...

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  • Mrs. Cauthen's Corner: Fall celebrations

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Witches, and Pumpkins and Ghosts…oh my! October 31 proved to be a very festive day for St. Johns Country Day School students...

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  • Headmaster’s Blog: Time to give thanks

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Greetings! As we head into the Thanksgiving Season, I want to extend my warmest wishes for a joyous time with family and friends. This is a great time of year and I hope you and your family...

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From the Headmaster

  • Mr. Ellison welcomes the St. Johns audience to the Headmaster's Town Hall held on Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, 2014 in the PAC.

    Video: Headmaster's Town Hall Meeting

    Posted February 25, 2014

    In case you were not able to attend the February 12, 2014 Headmaster's Town Hall Meeting, we have posted video from the event online. The video coverage features Mr. Ellison's "State of St. Johns" presentation, followed by his Question & Answer Session with the audience...

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