Middle School

Photo:  Ava Morin '24

Photo:  Josie Dinkins '23

Photo:  Shannon Hodges '23

St. Johns' Performing Arts department works to help students discover their talent and take it to the next level. 

Independent Thinkers, Future Leaders 

The goal of St. Johns' Middle School is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and fortitude they will need to make a smooth transition to Upper School and to be well-prepared to lead and engage in our global society.

St. Johns' Middle School provides students with the opportunities to cultivate creativity and build their conceptual understanding and critical thinking skills. Technological tools, community service opportunities, and rich arts and athletic programs enhance the overall experience and prepare students to be collaborative, socially conscious global citizens of tomorrow.  




Engineering & Robotics

Offered as an after school activity at no additional charge, the robotics team teaches students how to build and code robots in a fun, collaborative environment. The group prioritizes the importance of teamwork and innovation and, is open to all Middle School students regardless of experience. Each spring, the team participates in a competition against schools from all over Northeast Florida.

Model UN

Starting in Grade 8,  Model United Nations (MUN) teaches pressing global issues _such as climate change, poverty, global inequality, and sustainability _ while also developing internationally-minded, informed citizens of the world. Participants will draft resolutions, form committees, chair conferences, and argue for their positions to forge a better world. 


Class Trips

Experiential learning opportunities develop life-long skills and create bonds with teachers and classmates. The Grade 8 Mountain Trip serves as the pinnacle of the Middle School experience and is one of our alum's most cherished memories of St. Johns.  


"At St. Johns, our deep sense of community and character-building is infused in every element of the Middle School experience. Our advisory program provides time each week for Character Foundations activities in small student groups, and even beyond that, St. Johns' curriculum is carefully designed to relate to the social-emotional needs of teens and our faculty make topics relevant and timely. The character of our students is evident in the way they treat one another, the respect they show for others, and their pride in their school. "

~ Thea Burke, Middle School English Teacher 


2022-2023 Curriculum Guide


Middle School Athletics 

Photo:  Bianca Horen '21


Middle School Administration & Staff

Patrick Rodifer

Patrick Rodifer

Middle School Assistant Head, Dean of Middle School
Kimberly Kurnitsky

Kimberly Kurnitsky

Middle School Administrative Assistant, Middle School Cheer Coach
Ben Magidson

Ben Magidson

Head of Middle School