St. John's Parish Day School

Our mission is to educate children with a stimulating and challenging academic curriculum in a culturally and economically diverse community. We create a safe and nurturing environment for students to grow and to learn, helping them to utilize their full potential and individual gifts. We provide an atmosphere that fosters spiritual grounding in the Christian tradition with respect for the dignity and beliefs of every human being. We promote the concepts of responsible global citizenship and active stewardship for the natural world. Our GiftsSpiritual growth through faith formation grounded in the Christian traditionA loving, caring, supportive environment where childhood is preserve and celebrated
An innovative curriculum and teachers who know and serve each student as they grow academically, socially and spiritually
Development of confident, independent thinkers, people of character, and respectful citizens connected to our local and global communities
A sense of wonder and possibility; where opportunities for discovery abound

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(K-2nd grade: jumper and blouse, khaki pants and shirt. Grades 3-5: Skirt, blouse, khaki pants, shirt, tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,735
Tuition NotesSee website for 2 1/2 year old- 4 year old options $12,467 (Transitional Kindergarten) $13,313 (Kindergarten) $14,735 (Grades 1-5)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBeth Hardon


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • A Maryland Green School
  • AIMS Accredited
  • Member of the National Association of Espiscopal Schools
  • Member of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association 
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia
    Grades: NS-8 | 138 students
    7.7 miles
    10350 Old Columbia Road
    Columbia, MD 21046
    (410) 312-7413
    7.7 NS-8
  • Ellicott City
    Grades: PK-8 | 418 students
    0.7 miles
    3155 Paulskirk Drive
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410) 461-9111
    0.7 PK-8
  • Elkridge
     St. Augustine School
    St. Augustine School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 272 students
    7.3 miles
    5990 Old Washington Road
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410) 796-3040
    7.3 PK-8
  • Ellicott City
    Grades: NS-8 | 239 students
    3.9 miles
    4801 Ilchester Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410) 744-4251
    3.9 NS-8
  • Baltimore
    Grades: PK-12 | 821 students
    12.4 miles
    5114 N Charles St
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 649-3211
    12.4 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
I have two children at St. John's. We chose St. John's because of the nurturing environment, specialist teachers, and focus on character development. Our children have benefited from small class sizes and dedicated teachers and staff. We have been extremely pleased with the education our children have received.
- Posted by
St. John's has the small class room size that children need to thrive academically and interpersonally. The school is rich with tradition and continues to be committed to preserving childhood. The teaching staff is very committed to the school's mission. My daughter is very happy at St. John's and continues to grow in her confidence and academic preparation. Check out the school- you will experience the difference.
- Posted by
This is a very unique school! I have never seen a school as wonderful and loving as St. Johns! I have two kids at St. John's and they have blossomed at this school. We visited many schools before choosing St. John's and the kids were happier there than any school we visited
- Posted by
The learning environment at this school is wonderful -- teachers are exceptional and the students are challenged and happy. One of the highlights is the specialist teachers - students work in small groups (half the class for some specials) with a science teacher, art teacher, spanish teacher, technology teacher, PE teacher, music teacher, and librarian. It is a unique place and my kids love it.
- Posted by

Endorse St. John's Parish Day School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Sending your child to a single-sex school is one of several options you have when it comes to private schools.
Each state sets its own teacher certification requirements. While many private schools do not require you to be certified, it is in your best interests to obtain certification. This article includes contact information for state education offices so you can begin the process.
Marketing the small private school can be done affordably and effectively. We suggest five easy steps to make that happen.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Maryland is $10,739 for elementary schools and $16,601 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).