The Secondary School provides a challenging, world-class academic curriculum, delivered within a program that seeks to address the social and emotional needs of the students. Personal responsibility of one’s own learning is stressed at all levels. Every student takes the core academic classes of English, math and social studies, science and Spanish. Physical education classes for grades seven through nine meet on a daily basis. In addition, all students in grades seven and eight take a number of exploratory classes that include visual and performing arts, technology, robotics, writing workshop, and research. Algebra I is offered to all eighth graders.

For grades nine through twelve, students follow a college preparatory curriculum enriched by electives and advanced placement courses. Advanced placement courses are usually offered in English literature, Spanish literature, French language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus AB & BC, Economics (Micro and Macro), Psychology, United States History, Comparative Government and Politics, European history and Studio Art. Electives courses usually offered include Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Art, French, Chinese, Hispanic culture, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Economics and Journalism.

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  • Distinguishing Features of a Saint John's Education

    • An unwavering commitment to academic excellence since 1915.
    • Departmentalized classes starting in 3rd grade.
    • Content taught through activities that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Math instruction that focuses on conceptual understanding.
    • Only Elementary School in Puerto Rico encouraging authentic, profound learning through interest-driven explorations as part of the School Enrichment Model (SEM).
    • A cohesive program of studies for grades 7 through 12, designed to challenge students and develop as problem solvers and independent thinkers.
    • A traditionally challenging college preparatory Secondary School curriculum designed for proven university success.
    • Leadership and instruction in English by highly qualified principals and teachers.
    • Small class sizes averaging 15 students in all grade levels.
    • A highly competitive ERB achievement testing program for grades 3-10, with results well above the national norms and exceeding suburban and independent school norms in the grades tested.
    • Twenty-four Advanced Placement course offerings.
    • Admission of graduates into top ranked colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
    • Through the use of the latest technology, eBooks and the schoolwide wireless network, students have access to unlimited resources to enhance their learning experience.
    • Successful and established interscholastic athletics program for students in grades 1-12.
    • Student athletes compete and excel in local private school leagues (L.A.M.E.P.I. and P.R.H.S.A.A.) in 10 sports with a total of 57 teams
    • A comfortable urban campus learning environment in modern, well maintained facilities.

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Graduation Requirements

  • All students must take the prescribed courses in English, Social Studies, Math, and Spanish every year in grades seventh – twelfth.  
  • In Science, all students must take a science course every year they are enrolled in Saint John’s.  There are prescribed courses in science for grades seventh - eleventh.   In twelfth grade all students must take an elective in science. 
  • Students in grades seventh, eighth and ninth are also required to take Physical Education, which includes a Health and Character Education component. 
  • In addition, all ninth grade students have the option of one (1) elective credit.  Students in grades tenth through twelfth have the option of two (2) elective credits per year.
*22 credits - minimum 5 courses per semester (grades 9 -12)

Saint John’s School

Saint John’s School is a non-profit, college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1915. The school, located in a residential area of Condado, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has an enrollment of over 800 students from pre pre-kinder to grade twelve. Instruction is mostly in English with the exception of language courses.