Located just off the St. Johns River in Orange Park, Florida, St. Johns Country Day School is an independent school serving students from age 3 through Grade 12. Our students are motivated to meet the high expectations of our college-prep curriculum and then sail over them, making St. Johns one of the top private schools in the Jacksonville area.
St. Johns Spartans are students who are looking for a challenge, who want to do everything and become anything. Spartans participate — and distinguish themselves— in our amazing array of opportunities, becoming well-rounded students, athletes, artists, and individuals. Spartans know, understand, respect, and care for each other— one of the many benefits of being a small school as big as life.
One of the best college prep schools near Jacksonville, St. Johns students outperform their counterparts at every other school in and around Orange Park and the Jacksonville area, achieving strong median SAT scores of 1760 and passing scores on 92% of AP Exams.
At our school, we say “it’s cool to be smart.” And while we are fortunate to admit many students who are blessed with a strong intellect, we are just as committed to nurturing a passion for life-long learning in students whose greatest assets are their desire to do something great with their lives and the grit to accomplish whatever it is they set out to do.
With about 650 students from all around Jacksonville and surrounding counties, our “just-right” size helps create the right learning environment for students to discover themselves, become engaged and engaging citizens, and prepare for fulfilling and dynamic futures. Our students truly are the reason our school stands out as one of the best independent schools near Jacksonville.
With a very low student-to-teacher ratio of 8-to-1, we provide an intimate educational experience in which each student is assigned a faculty advisor, and where we are able to make and keep the single promise that matters most to our parents: Your child will be known and loved.
St. Johns has made a substantial investment in technology over the past few years, achieving the distinction of an Apple Vanguard School. The curriculum is enhanced by the 1-to-1 iPad Program in Grades 2-12, and 96% of the faculty have achieved Vanguard Certification. St. Johns also boasts a MakerSpace and a 3D Printing Lab in which students of all ages are able to develop 21st century skills.
We have invested heavily in our beautiful campus facilities, which include brand-new Middle and Upper School buildings (equipped with state-of-the art technology), the beautiful Heinrich Learning Resource Center, the 80-seat Pace Lecture Hall, a college guidance suite, the 600-seat Performing Arts Center, two gymnasiums, a competition swimming pool, an all-weather 400-meter track, and numerous playing fields for our athletic teams.
St. Johns has a rich history of traditions, including the daily gathering of the entire community around the quad for the raising of the flag, the pledge of allegiance, and announcements. Ours is a school where each first grader is paired with a senior buddy, and where the public announcement of college acceptance is a daily event.
The Best Investment
The best investment money can buy isn’t about money. It’s about the right environment for children to learn and discover themselves. At St. Johns Country Day School, it’s about our good people and great education, which open doors for students and instill the character and confidence students need to walk through them.
We accomplish this through a rigorous academic program; teachers who understand their students and bring out their best; plentiful and accessible sports, arts, and other enriching activities that enable students to find and develop all their talents; a peaceful and safe campus with some amazing facilities; and a caring community where all are welcomed and respected. An investment in a St. Johns student is an exceptional value, and it is rewarded with interest and appreciation—theirs.
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St. Johns Country Day School admits qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, or national or ethnic origin and grants to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.