Welcome New Students

Upper School

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Events for Accepted Students and Families

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Upper School Accepted Student On-campus Visit on Thursday, March 24, 7:45 - 12:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Bowen asap at jbowen@sjs.org.


Upper School Virtual Panel hosted by SJS Unity Council & Affinity Groups on Monday, March 28, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Please rsvp to D'Hania Hunt at dhunt@sjs.org.


New Upper School Family Preview & Course Selection Webinar on Monday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
More details will be sent to families closer to the event date.

Algebra & World Language Placement Exam Dates
Algebra Exam (option 1): Saturday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Algebra Exam (option 2): Monday, April 11, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Please click here by April 6th to register for the Math Placement Exam.

World Language Placement Exam (option 1): Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
World Language Placement Exam (option 2): Monday, April 25, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Please click here by April 15 to register for a World Language Placement Exam.  

Course registration is due Friday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m.

 Information to be provided via email by Jennifer Kuhl after the New Upper School Family Preview & Course Selection Webinar. Course registration is completed using the online course selection system.

Class of 2026 Pizza Night: Current Class 8 & New Accepted Students on Tuesday, May 10, 5:00 p.m.
More details will be sent to families closer to the event date.


Freshman Retreat from August 12 - 14
More details will be sent to families closer to the event date.


Upper School Parent Orientation: New & Returning Students of Class 9 and 10, August 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
More details will be sent to families closer to the event date.

New Student Orientation for 10th grade on Tuesday, August 16, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m.
More details will be sent closer to the event date.

Contacts:

  • Hollis Amley: Head of Upper School—General questions
  • Bailey Duncan: Dean of Students—Student life (clubs & organizations)
  • Jennifer Kuhl: Academic Dean—Course registration
  • Bill McDonald: Director of Fine Arts—Ensemble placement or private instrument lessons
  • Vince Arduini: Director of Athletics—Preseason schedules, Strength & Conditioning program
  • Becky Leakey: Upper School Administrative Assistant/Registrar (general questions)
  • Tesa Stark: Director of Clinical Services (health information, questions regarding physicals, electronic health form (Magnus) questions, prescription medication protocol questions)

STUDENT REGISTRATION

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  • SJS Online Community

    In mid-April, access to our online community will increase as you become an incoming family and will provide you with additional information and insight on the school calendar, programs, and resources, including an online directory with the most up-to-date contact information for members of the St. John’s community. Please use the username and password that you used to submit an application or sign the contract. If you have problems, please click on the "Having Trouble Logging In?" link on the login page.

    Each parent has his/her own profile and login information. Login information will not change for current parents and Alumni who already have an account with St. John’s. We encourage you to get acquainted with the website. A tutorial is available by clicking on Account > Getting Started. To access a handout on SJS website general information click here. If you have any questions, please contact userinfo@sjs.org.

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  • Textbook/Course Materials

    From June through July, you will have the opportunity to order books and course materials through the SJS website. If a class does not require course materials, it will not be listed in the online ordering system. Student schedules will be released via the SJS website in early August.

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  • Health and Information Forms

    Once your student has officially enrolled, electronic health forms and form due dates will be available to you via the student and parent portals.

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  • Uniform Information

    The St. John's uniform can be purchased at Sue Mills: online or the store located at 3465 West Alabama, Suite A. Information regarding the Used Uniform Sale will be announced at a later date. For more information on Sue Mills uniforms, click here.

PLACEMENTS & ACADEMIC INFO

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  • Summer Reading 2022

    Rising Class 9: The Gangster We Are All Looking For by lê thi diem thúy (ISBN: 978-0375700026)

    Rising Class 10:
    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (ISBN: 9780593311295)

    Rising Class 11
    : The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (ISBN: 979-1982149482)

EXTRACURRICULARS

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  • Algebra and World Language Placement Exams

    Algebra Exam (option 1): Saturday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Algebra Exam (option 2): Monday, April 11, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    *Please click here to register for the Math Placement Exam.

    World Language Placement Exam (option 1): Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    World Language Placement Exam (option 2): Monday, April 25, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    *Please click here by April 15 to register for a World Language Placement Exam.

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  • Cheerleading Try-outs

    If you are interested in trying out for 22-23 Cheer, please download the Cheer Information Packet from downloads section above and return the agreement form to Coach Everett at jaeverett@sjs.org by April 8th. More details will be provided. 

    Important Dates:
    Cheer Clinic, April 4 - 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  
    Cheer Tryout, April 8, 6:00 p.m. 

    Any further questions should be directed to Coach Everett at jaeverett@sjs.org.

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  • Private Instrument Lessons

    For enrolled students, St. John's offers private on-site instruction in violin, flute, and piano: 
    • For more information regarding violin and flute lessons, please click here.
    • For more information regarding piano lessons, please click here.

STUDENT LIFE

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  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

    All Upper School students are required to bring a laptop computer to school. Click here for more information and FAQ about the program.

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  • Security

    The School asks that parents place a small, circular SJS decal on the lower, passenger side of their car front windshield. Decals are available at the reception areas and parents' desks. We have fully implemented the Raptorware Visitor Management System to help track all campus visitors, including parents, vendors, and contractors. When school visitors check in, we will ask for a valid, government-issued form of identification (such as a driver’s license or passport) that will be scanned by the system. The IDs will be matched against the 50 states’ public sex offender databases, as well as data entered by the School on custody issues and restraining orders. The system will alert us to any person who might jeopardize the safety of the campus. This is not a comprehensive criminal background search—no other criminal information (traffic tickets, warrants, misdemeanors, or felonies) can be searched.

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  • Carpool Information

    Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus. Gate 1 is the entrance to the Upper School carpool. Parents are asked to proceed to the circle for drop-off. Please have the student ready to exit in a prompt and orderly fashion. No unattended vehicles will be permitted during carpool. Please do not drop students off on Claremont or in the surrounding neighborhood. The exit from Gate 1 during carpool will be a right-turn-only onto Claremont.

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