St. John's Episcopal School

Tel: (949)858-5144
Grades: NS-8 | 380 students
St. John's Episcopal School is committed to the development of every child's full God-given potential.
This development is affirmed and encouraged through our nurturing Christian environment.
We seek to promote and encourage intellectual, social, moral, spiritual, and physical development in every student.
Our intent is to instill in each child the values of integrity, responsibility, tolerance, and respect.
We are dedicated to helping others through community outreach and individual service.
We strive to maintain a Christian school community that promotes peace, responsibility, and love.
We provide a joyful and enriching environment in which each child can develop lifelong skills and a love of learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 380 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. John's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes There are graduated-tuition levels according to grade; ECC, Elementary School, or Middle School.
Admissions Director Beth Anderson


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Chess, After School Art Lessons, After School Golf Lessons, Boy Scouts, Bricks 4 Kidz, Cheerleading, Choir, Dance, Elementary Division Musical Theater, Instrumental Music, Marine Ministry Team, Middle Division Musical Theater, Peer Assistant Leadership (PAL), Student Government Grades 3-8 Academic Chess, Boy Scouts, Bricks 4 Kidz, Cheerleading, Choir, Dance, After School Art Lessons,
After School Golf Lessons,
Elementary Division Musical Theater,
Instrumental Music,
Marine Ministry Team,
Middle Division Musical Theater,
Peer Assistant Leadership (PAL),
Student Government Grades 3-8,

School Notes:

  • Small Class Sizes - St. John's prides itself with providing its students with an educational experience that pays attention to individual needs. This is accomplished with small class sizes and instructional aides in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Class sizes in Grades 6th-8th are reduced in Math and Writing to a ratio of 13:1.
  • Challenging Academics - St. John's curriculum is designed to challenge each student to attain their personal best. Students in Grades 1-8 are ability-grouped for Math. Classes in Spanish, Art, and Information Technology are just a few of the enrichment programs that are blended into the academic programs to encourage total child development. For more information, please download our Curricula Continuum from this website.
  • Diverse Learning Styles - St. John's has two programs that were designed to meet the needs of our students that require additional support or challenges.
  • The START Program, along with our Learning Resource Specialist, addresses the academic needs of students with learning difficulties. The Scholars' Program is designed for students who excel in the area of Language Arts. Students meet with our Gifted Resource Specialist, who works with them to nurture their unique gifts and talents.
  • We Are a Caring Community - The people that work at St. John's understand the importance of providing a nurturing community and creating a place where there is a shared understanding of what it means to do well and to be a good person. The teachers form relationships with their students that carry on for years to come. St. John's Headmaster, Jim Lusby, often reminds us that it is important for our students to "do well and do good".
  • St. John's Alumni Value Their Education - The following quote is from a former St. John's student, Melissa Wohlgemuth, who is currently a student at George Washington University: "St. John's provided me with a secure learning environment which fostered learning in and out of the traditional classroom setting. Much of who I am today is a result of the opportunities which I was given throughout my years as a member of the St. John's community."

Profile last updated: 05/26/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Santa Margarita Catholic High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori at the Park (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lutheran Saddleback Children's Center (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Lutheran Saddleback Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-PK | 200 students
    0.1 miles
    30322 Via Con Dios
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Montessori at the Park
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 120 students
    0.4 miles
    21742 Buena Suerte
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Rsm Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 33 students
    0.8 miles
    30075 Comercio
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Grades: NS-8 | 228 students
    1 miles
    29582 Aventura
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Grades: 9-12 | 1591 students
    1 miles
    22062 Antonio Pkwy
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

School Reviews

We moved from public school last year and are very impressed with the emphasis on good study habits and accountability. The STEAM curriculum is excellent too. The children are engaged - tuned in and turned on. Teachers explore topics from multiple angles, and the learning style is very hands-on. Overall a very progressive school that has not lost sight of the basics.
- Posted by Parent, 06/09/15
My daughter graduated from St. John''s and recently graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors from Chapman University. The excellent foundation in English and Math she received at St. John''s created the ability for her to succeed in Advanced Placement classes in high school and continue to excel at the University.
- Posted by Parent, 04/20/15
Parent of two children and would absolutely recommend this school to anyone in the area. Best value for private education in South Orange County. Excellent elementary and middle school program with innovative STEM/STEAM program (technology, robotics, etc.). New language program to include Mandarin has been a big hit. Focus on individualized attention per student is clear given focus on class size.
- Posted by Parent, 04/20/15
My son graduated from St. John''s and was very well prepared for high school. They have a Spanish program that is nothing short of amazing! My son started in Spanish 2 Honors as a Freshman.
- Posted by Parent, 03/19/15

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