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St Johns Grammar School-Academic Excellence

2353 State Road 13
Jacksonville, FL 32259

(904) 287-8760


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Montessori, Waldorf

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Violin requirement
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • 11 acre natural campus
Other subjects taught Our students' resource classes include music, art, spanish, P.E. Our 1st grade through 8 th grades students are required to participate in Violin Orchestra.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Due to our small class size, teachers have an above normal hands on approach thus allowing teachers to provide additional or modified version of curriculum as needed. Small class size and empowerment from the Director allows the teacher to teach to the class based on accomplishments and needs versus a "required" day to day curriculum.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe in developing the whole child. Academic skills are accelerated in an environment in which children study in an interactive manner, as well through traditional schooling."


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school