Campus Update for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Good afternoon, here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

Virtual Coffee Talk Tomorrow

Join the St. Johns Parent Association and School administration for a virtual Coffee Talk-- time to chat with, get to know, and ask any questions you may have of School leadership. Don't miss this week's Coffee Talk with Head of Middle School Mrs. Jackie Lentini and Middle School Dean Mr. Pat Rodifer, tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. You can access the meeting by typing into your web browser or go to and enter the code "vkn-iwwm-tbt." We look forward to seeing you!

World Language Students Lauded

Each year, St. Johns' World Languages students take a national exam to measure their progress and proficiency. Students took these exams in the spring, but results were delayed due to the coronavirus. Thus, announcements were made last week about Spartans who have made impressive achievements in French, Latin, and Spanish. You can read the full list of awards for each exam at

Senior Yearbook Tribute Ads 

Do you want to celebrate a senior? Don't forget the deadline for Senior Yearbook Tribute Ads is quickly approaching. For early bird pricing, ads need to be completed and submitted by Monday, October 19. Click here for more information.  

Guided Admissions Tours

Have a friend or neighbor who might be interested in a St. Johns education for their child? St. Johns is pleased to now be able to offer small-group guided tours! Tours start tomorrow—Tuesday, September 22—and dates and scheduling options are available here. Feel free to spread the word, and email the Office of Admissions with any questions!

Basketball Training with Hungry Hustle Hoops 

St. Johns is proud to announce a new partnership with H2 Hoops to bring  basketball fun and training to Lower and Middle School Spartans! H2 Hoops, helmed by St. Johns' own girls varsity basketball coaches Yolanda Bronston and Brian Ulmer, offers weekend programs for athletes from ages 4-14 right here on St. Johns' campus. Whether your student is just getting started or has been playing for a while, H2 Hoops can help them take their game to the next level. Programs are open to all athletes, whether St. Johns students, homeschooled, or attending another area school. Get more info and register today at!

Host Family Sought

Are you interested in bringing fun and adventure to your family while expanding your horizons and gaining a friend for life? St. Johns seeks a family to host a female St. Johns exchange student for the remainder of the School year. Interested? Please reach out to Director of Admissions Jill Arnett or International Student Liaison Kim Price for more information.

Upcoming College Visits

Next week, St. Johns is proud to offer visits with the following colleges and universities:

 College/University Visit Date Time
 George Mason University  Monday, September 28  1:10 p.m.
 Ringling College of Art & Design       Monday, September 28  2:25 p.m.
 Rutgers University  Tuesday, September 29  8:15 a.m.
 Samford University  Tuesday, September 29       9:40 a.m.
 Wake Forest University  Thursday, October 1  9:25 a.m.
 The New School  Thursday, October 1  2:05 p.m.

All Upper School students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about a variety of colleges and universities, and to demonstrate their interest in schools that are on their lists. Details are available in SCOIR, St. Johns' college research & planning app, or students are encouraged to stop by the College Counseling Office.

Key Contacts
Some things never change— no matter the circumstances, St. Johns' administration stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please feel free to reach out at any time to:

  Head of School Valorie Baker
  Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher
  Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini
  Head of Lower School Otis Wirth

We hope you have a great week!