St. Johns Country Day School

St. Johns Country Day School Photo #1 - At St. Johns, who students become is just as important and remarkable as what they become. Throughout all 15 grades, courtesy, sportsmanship, integrity, compassion, and acceptance are taught, modeled, and expected. In this positive culture, our students become polite and poised, down-to-earth and downright friendly, looking out for one another.
St. Johns Country Day School Photo #2 - St. Johns sets the bar high, and our students are eager to sail over it. While they soak up subjects at varied levels in our superior college-prep curriculum, students are also collaborating, making connections, thinking critically and speaking publicly--developing skills they'll need for the long term.
St. Johns Country Day School Photo #3 - The best investment money can buy isn't about money. It's about the right environment for children to learn and discover themselves. At St. Johns, it's about our good people and great education, which open doors for students and instill the character and confidence to walk through them.
St. Johns Country Day School Photo #4 - The St. Johns version of straight A's" goes beyond the usual academics, athletics, and arts straight through to anything." We offer outrageous opportunities for a school this size and most important, everyone can and does take part.
St. Johns Country Day School Photo #5 - St. Johns Country Day School is small but mighty. Together on one campus, we are three divisions and one tight-knit community. Because the faculty and administration come to knowand know deeplyeach student, they can tailor teaching to the child and forge partnerships with parents.
St. Johns Country Day School Photo #6 - St. Johns Spartans are students who are looking for a challenge, who want to do everything and become anything. Spartans participate and distinguish themselves in our amazing array of opportunities, becoming well-rounded students, athletes, artists, and individuals.
  • Since 1953, St. Johns Country Day School has been helping First Coast families raise children who are inquisitive, creative, inspired, and inspiring.
  • With our amazing faculty, first-rate academics, vibrant visual and performing arts, exciting trip opportunities, and championship athletics programs, St. Johns is perfectly positioned to help you prepare your child not just for college, but for life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1953
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students525 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Johns Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Art History & Criticism, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Principles, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language & Comp, AP English Literature & Comp, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score1254
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress code, menu dressing)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,250
Tuition NotesTuition stated for a kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit our website for a full list of tuition costs per grade level.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJill Arnett
Admissions AssociateDawn Tracy


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ambassadors, Cum Laude Society, French Club, Girls Club, Green Team, Honor Council, Interact Service Club, Latin Club, National French Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Poetry Club, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Spanish Club, STEAM Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dance Team, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Crew, Cricket Club

School Notes

  • Recognized as one of the pre-eminent schools in Florida, St. Johns Country Day School is a non-denominational college preparatory school located just off the St. Johns River, in Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. St. Johns provides an outstanding academic foundation while simultaneously developing students` artistic awareness, physical development, and the confidence and personal skills essential for a successful life. Each year since its inception, 100% of St. Johns graduates have been admitted to college, matriculating at the nation`s leading colleges and universities.
  • St. Johns students find that their work within the traditional college preparatory curriculum and their exposure to the school`s wide extracurricular offerings have prepared them for an easy transition into the country`s most demanding colleges and universities. Recent graduates have attended American, Army, Boston University, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, the University of Florida, Florida State University, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, McGill University, University of Miami, Michigan, Navy, NYU, Princeton, Villanova, University of Virginia, Wake Forest, and many other elite universities and colleges around the country. 

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: PK-12 | 577 students
    4.5 miles
    7587 Blanding Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32244
    (904) 777-3040
    4.5 PK-12
  • Orange Park
    Grades: 1-12 | 43 students
    2 miles
    1324-D Kingsley Ave
    Orange Park, FL 32073
    (904) 276-1300
    2 1-12
  • Orange Park
    Grades: K-12 | 113 students
    1.9 miles
    16 College Drive
    Orange Park, FL 32065
    (904) 276-3339
    1.9 K-12
  • Fleming Island
    Grades: K-12 | 32 students
    2.8 miles
    4325 Us Highway 17
    Fleming Island, FL 32003
    (904) 343-1561
    2.8 K-12
  • Jacksonville
    Grades: K-12 | 221 students
    17.5 miles
    5725 Fort Caroline Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32277
    (904) 762-0123
    17.5 K-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Leading the way in technology, many upgrades to a beautiful and secluded campus. Teachers who care and parents are encouraged to get involved. Comes with a price tag, but you get what you pay for. Awesome college counseling services for my children. Highly recommend this school to parents and students who want the best!
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Creative, innovative, and nurturing environment. St. Johns Country Day School is a perfect fit for my kids. They offer everything from academics to performing arts and sports. They have offered wonderful opportunities so far. I love that they have great school spirit and offer a warm environment. It makes me feel great and proud to have them there. I would highly recommend them.
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