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St. John's Episcopal School

848 Harter Road
Dallas, TX 75218

(214) 328-9131


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St. John's is a pre-k through eighth grade co-educational school in East Dallas. Created as an outreach of St. John's Episcopal Church in 1953, we are the oldest Episcopal school in Dallas and remain committed to the five tenets of an Episcopal education: -- Academic excellence -- Corporate worship (Episcopal/Christian chapel) -- Religious studies based on basic biblical content -- Meaningful and integrated community service and service learning projects -- An inclusive community where the dignity of every human being is respected

These principles are reflected in our mission statement, guide our decisions and actions, and shape the environment we create for our students. The principles also influence the work of our Board of Trustees in its governance role.

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. John's Episcopal school seeks to provide both a nurturing and stimulating environment in order to encourage children to reach their highest potential. Small class sizes, highly educated teachers, and an outstanding facility, as well as a strong community of parents make St. John's uniquely academically rigorous and 'home'-like."

-- Excerpted from school literature

A Typical Day

"Children participate in Art, Music, math, Science, Social studies, Language Development, Pre-Writing, Gross Motor, and Social Skills. Activities include learning centers, playground, field trips, and visitors from the community. Puppets, dramatic play, and movement, as well as hands-on manipulatives are utilized."

-- Excerpted from school literature

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation