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  • After School Options

    AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM (3:30 – 4:30 PM)
    This program consists of various activities geared towards specific interests, and classes are divided by grade levels. Registration forms for all classes are distributed by the second week of each semester.

    The instructor will gather the students during dismissal time, and parent/guardians are required to pick them up within ten minutes after the activity finishes. If students are not picked up, they will be taken to the Power Hours afterschool program, and parents will be charged for this additional service. For further information, please contact Lourdes Figueroa at the Elementary Office 728-5343 ext. 2217 or by e-mail lfigueroa@sjspr.org.

    POWER HOURS (3:30-6:00 PM)
    This program is available to students from PPK through 6th grade and is designed to serve as a transition between school and home. It offers a supervised environment for children to complete homework assignments and engage in creative play from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.

    Registration is not required. Students who for any reason have not been picked up by 3:30 pm will automatically be escorted to Power Hours. Snacks are provided at 3:30 pm and at 5:30 pm. The program is billed on a per hour basis ranging from $8.00 to $10.00, depending on the grade level. For more information, you may email powerhours@sjspr.org.
  • Aliveschool Cafeteria

    Aliveschool Cafeteria Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    see details and upcoming menus on our website.

    Aliveschool's Laptop Lunch Preorder
    - Parents for students in PPK-4th grade can preorder their lunches served in Laptop Lunches. This bento box-like system features different compartments for the child’s complete meal. The Laptop Lunch includes a protein, side dish, dessert and choice of water or 2% milk. Alive’s laptop lunch menus provide parents/guardians the ability to choose and control what their children eat.

    Cafeteria Counter Service - Aliveschool at Saint John’s cafeteria is open for breakfast, snack and lunch. In addition to the Laptop Lunch preorder service, students from 1st - 12th grade may go directly to the cafeteria counter service at the designated area.

    Cafeteria Accounts – Cafeteria accounts must be opened and have a positive balance at the beginning of the semester for either Laptop Lunches or counter services. The service that is currently used for cafeteria accounts is payforit.net.

    Please contact the nurse if your child has any dietary restrictions.
  • Athletic Pre-Season Training

    ATHLETIC PRE-SEASON TRAINING
    The pre-season training for the 2019-2020 academic year will begin on Monday, August 1, 2019.

    SPORTS CATEGORY DATES, PLACE, and TIME WILL BE UPDATED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE:
    VOLLEYBALL MINI, GIRLS AND BOYS
    YOUTH, JV – VARSITY GIRLS AND BOYS
    SOCCER JV&V GIRLS

    *Please note that the PRHSAA league has decided to alternate the soccer seasons yearly for JV&V boys and girls. This year the JV&V girls season will begin in the fall; JV&V boys season will begin in the winter.

    These sessions are completely optional and are not the official tryouts. This is a conditioning and skills training focused on helping students before the tryouts. Official tryouts will be the first week of classes.

    Please be advised that student-athletes can participate in two sports during the same season. The dual participation standards and commitments can be found in the Athletics Manual.
  • Attendance

    Early Childhood and Elementary Divisions:

    The Nairn Street gates to school officially open to receive students at 7:00 a.m. The Elementary Ashford Avenue gate opens at 7:15 am. The school provides supervision on both Nairn and Ashford Courts from 7:15 to 7:45 am. No parent is allowed in the hallways or classrooms before 7:15 am or when teachers are not present.

    All parents must leave hallways and/or classrooms by 7:45 am. Any student who arrives at school after the 8:00 am bell will be considered late to school and they must go to the elementary division office for a late pass.

    If a PPK student has not arrived in school by 8:15 am, the office is to be notified by the teacher and parents will be contacted. If neither parent answers, the persons listed on the Emergency Contact card will be called. All PPK absences need to be accounted for by 8:15 am. If a child in grades PPK through 6th grade will not be in school, the Elementary Office must be notified at 787-728-5343 ext. 2217 or by email at lfigueroa@sjspr.org.

    Secondary Division

    The Nairn Street gates to school officially open to receive students from 7:00 am. The Secondary Library and Hurricane Center will be open from 7:00 am.

    The school day for students in 7th-12th grades begins when the first bell rings at 8:15 am to indicate that students should report to their first-period class. The school day begins promptly at 8:20 am and students are expected to be in class by that time. The school day ends at 3:04 pm.

    Any student who arrives to school after the 8:20 am bell will be considered late to school and he/she must report to the secondary division office for a late pass and will receive a tardy on their attendance record. Students must bring a written note signed by a parent or guardian indicating the reason for tardiness.

    If a child in 7th-12th grades will not be in school, the Secondary Division Office must be notified at 787-728-5343 ext. 2213 or by email- mmunoz@sjspr.org.
  • Cellphone and Other Electronic Devices Policy

    Elementary Division:
    5th and 6th-grade homeroom teachers collect the student’s cell phones at the start of the school day and keep them in a safe, secure space. The phones are returned to the students at the end of the day. Students in the lower grades who have cell phones and other electronic devices MUST be sure to turn them OFF during school hours and keep them stored, preferably in the student’s book bag. If parents/guardians need to contact their children during school hours, they should call the appropriate school office.

    Secondary Division (Grades 7-12)

    The Secondary Division recognizes that cell phones and/or smartphones afford students and teachers a plethora of instructional applications that when used responsibly and judiciously could help enhance learning and classroom climate. Therefore, cellular phones are allowed on campus. They may be used before school, between classes, during snack and lunch, and after school.

    Teachers determine the use of phones in the classroom and may allow them for instructional purposes only when they believe necessary. In such cases, the teacher will expressly authorize students to use the cell phone and specific applications. Teachers may designate an area for the students to put cell phones during instructional time, exams, quizzes, and/or assessments in general. Once the class is over, students may pick their phones up from the designated area. Students will not be allowed to go to the restroom with their cell phones, in particular, during any form of assessment.

    Teachers may confiscate cell phones according to the rules previously established in their classrooms whenever a student misuses it without authorization, when it causes a disruption or when used inappropriately. In such cases, students will pick their devices up in the Dean’s Office at the end of the school day or the following day, depending on the Dean’s availability. Consequences for improper cell phone use are stated in the SJS Discipline Matrix in the Student-Parent Handbook.

    Any student who needs to call home in an emergency situation should go to the Principal, Dean or counselor to seek help, rather than use a cell phone during instructional periods.
  • Dress Code/Uniform Guidelines

    Polos (Must be purchased from Uniforms Outlet)
    · Green or white
    · Must fit neatly and not be oversized or undersized
    Bottoms (May be purchased from Uniforms Outlet or any outside vendor)
    · Khaki pants, shorts or skorts
    · Must fit neatly and not be oversized or undersized
    · Pants and shorts must be worn at the waistline (belt optional)
    Footwear
    · ONLY closed shoes (includes “tennis” shoes or “sneakers”)
    Outerwear
    · Official school green fleece jacket (Uniforms Outlet) and/or official school sweatshirt (Admissions Office) can be worn over the school uniform top.
    · Official club or team approved jackets with logo and school name
     
    Physical Education (Uniforms Outlet)
    In grades PPK – 6th grade, physical education is every other day. 
    In grades 7th – 9th grade, physical education is every day.
    · PE and/or Athletic Department shirt and shorts must be worn for all PE classes
    · PE uniforms may not be oversized or undersized
    · PE footwear – only sneakers/tennis shoes will be permitted

    Spirit Day Dress Code (pep rallies, field days, special days)
    · Class t-shirt
    · Jeans or khaki pants, shorts or skorts as per uniform guidelines
    · Closed shoes
  • Laptop Computers

    Laptops are supplied by the school for in-school use for the upper elementary students. Students in these grade levels (3rd-6th) are NOT required to bring in their own device.

    Starting in 7th grade, all students are required to have a laptop and bring it to school on a daily basis. The only specific hardware requirements for this device is that it must have wireless connectivity. IPads are not recommended for students in grades 7th-12th.
    • Software Requirements: Microsoft Office Student Edition or Office 365.
  • Lockers

    Students in grades 7th through 12th are pre-assigned lockers by the administration. Locks used must be purchased from the school, and the Dean of Student Life will have a master key for all locks in case of an emergency.
  • Medication

    If your child is taking medication prescribed by a Doctor, please inform the School Nurse and complete the Medical Consent Form. Medicines should be handed in to the School Nurse in their original containers so that the prescribed dosage is clear. These are stored in the nurse’s office. At the end of each day, they will be returned only to the parent, not the child
  • Parent Development

    Each semester different workshops are offered dealing with children at school and at home. A variety of topics including communication, mindfulness, various in school programs, and children’s literature are presented. The workshops are offered by faculty members and outside professionals.
  • Parent Readers

    A parent reading program is organized for PPK-6th grade, whereby parents/guardians are invited to read to their child’s class in either English or Spanish. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the classroom or Spanish teacher. Some parents like to bring a snack or a small educational token (pencils, bookmarks, etc.) to be given after they read. Please be advised that this is optional.
  • Parent Volunteers

    There are various events throughout the school year which depend on the assistance of parent volunteers. These activities include the annual Family Day, Thanksgiving luncheons, SJS Night @ the Movies, Noche Puertorriqueña, the Alumni Golf Tournament, and ArtBeat. In addition, the school libraries, school clubs, and individual classroom teachers count on volunteer support on an ongoing basis. At the beginning of the school year, a volunteer coffee is held where parents/guardians, can sign up to help. The date for the coffee will be posted at the beginning of August.
  • Power Hours

    This program is available to students from PPK through 6th grade and is designed to serve as a transition between school and home. It offers a supervised environment for children to complete homework assignments and engage in creative play from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.
    Registration is not required. Students who for any reason have not been picked up by 3:30 pm will automatically be escorted to Power Hours. A snack is provided at 3:30 pm and at 5:30 pm. The program is billed on a per hour basis ranging from $8.00 to $10.00, depending on the grade. For more information you may email powerhours@sjspr.org.
  • Reasonable Accommodations Guidelines

    Saint John’s School offers a college preparatory education program in which each student is expected to meet his/her grade standards. We do not offer special education programs. However, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Ley 44, Ley de Prohibición de Discrimen Contra Impedidos del 2 de julio del 1985; Saint John’s School offers reasonable accommodations that help ensure equal access to educational opportunities for students with learning disabilities.

    For more information, contact Dr. Sayra González, the School’s Psychologist at 787-728-5342, ext. 3263 or by email at sgonzalez@sjspr.org.
  • School Forms

    In preparation for the 2019-2020 academic year, every parent must complete the following required forms for each child attending SJS. Most forms will be available at the end of June. Please login to your MySJS account and complete all forms before August 1, 2019.

    • Medical Examination Form must be downloaded and completed by the student's physician and student's parents, and handed in to the School Nurse, before the first day of school in August 2019 for admission.
    • PVAC-3 Form (Green Immunization Form) New students - The Health Department of Puerto Rico requires that each child have an up-to-date original PVAC-3 on file.
    • Authorization for self-carrying medications 2019-2020
    The following online forms will be available during the month of June.
    • Medicine Administration Consent Form
    • Profile Update Form for Parents
    • Student's Emergency Contact Form
  • School Supplies

    No additional supplies are required for PPK-2nd grades. Families of students in grades 3-12 will receive supply lists during the month of June. These will also be posted on the school website. All supplies should be purchased and brought to the classroom on the first day of school.
  • Summer Reading and Summer Assignments

    Summer reading details can be found under quicklinks. Please read the following to understand the requirements:
    • Each student entering grades 3-12 is required to read at least 1 English and 1 Spanish book before entering school in August.
    • The required book titles they may choose from are provided for each grade.
    • ELE students have their own specific requirements. 
    • Students will be assessed as soon as they come to school in August. They should understand the setting, characters and basic plot of the story they chose. Students should also be able to make inferences and evaluate the books they have read.
    Summer Assignments
    • Additional summer readings and/or assignments are to be completed by students taking certain Italian and French classes. 
  • Textbooks

    Early Childhood Program & Elementary Division
    There is a Book Rental Fee included in the Tuition and Fees charged to all students in grades PPK through 6th grade. This fee includes all textbooks, workbooks, and notebooks that the students will need throughout the year.

    Secondary Division (Grades 7-12)
    Book lists for students in grades 7th through 12th are posted on the school website under quicklinks. These lists are published by department. Please make sure to check your child's schedule prior to purchasing books.

    Books can be ordered from Librería Contemporanea through their website at ordeninternet@libreriapr.com or by visiting their various locations around the island. 

    You may also purchase books from other online vendors, typically Amazon.



  • Transportation

    Saint John's School does not provide transportation services to and from school. The school may, however, help in the coordination of transportation services in the event that there is a group of students from the same area interested in the service. Please contact the bookstore manager, Rene Molina at 787-728-5343 ext. 3211 for more information.

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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.

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.