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Over the past century, Saint John’s School has distinguished itself for the superlative quality of its educational experience. We pride ourselves on creating a unique learning environment that actively encourages the potential for individual excellence in every student.  

The Presidential Scholars Program recognizes the top graduating seniors from the entire nation.  Every year, candidates are selected from the top 1% of all students taking the SAT.  Two Scholars from Puerto Rico are chosen based on leadership, academic excellence, and service.  Saint John's is the school in Puerto Rico with the highest proportion of Candidates and Scholars.  Last year, candidates comprised 20% of the Senior Class.  This year, candidates for the Presidential Scholar Award comprised 23% of the Senior Class.  National Merit Scholars are selected from the top PSAT scores on the island.  Over the past five years, Saint John's School has had 13 National Merit Scholars.  
 
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Only 108 awards are given each year, recognizing those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Saint John's School is fortunate to have four of its faculty members chosen throughout its years. Three of these awardees are currently part of the teaching staff.

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  • Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

    Saint John's School
    San Juan , Puerto Rico
    2015 Award | 7-12 Mathematics

    Saint John's School
    San Juan , Puerto Rico
    2014 Award | K-6 Mathematics

    David Henner 
    Saint John's School
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1993 Award | 7-12 Science

    Adele Mouakad 
    Saint John's School
    Santurce , Puerto Rico
    1988 Award | 7-12 Science
  • Presidential Scholars

    2016 Luisa Báez
    2015 Nirvana Domínguez
    2014 Yaelle Shaked
    2010 Thalia Rothenberg
    2009 Mariana Ramírez
    2009 Ridge Olivieri
    2006 Roberto Ferdman
    2005 Cristina Esteves-Wolff
    2003 Jason Borschow
    2001 Isabel Bernal
    1998 Virgil Calejesan
    1997 Edward Calejesan Reyes
    1994 Andrea Hulser
    1993 Natalie Adsuar
    1992 Bertie Ferdman
    1983 Carmen B. Torruella
    1980 John Zerbe, III
    1968 Denise Maillet

  • Presidential Scholar Candidates

    2016
    Maria P. Larrea
    Isabelle E. Termaat
    Alanna M. Farrell
    Katia G. Carrady
    Chunxiao Gao
    Fabián A. Colón
    Alvaro Rivera
    Carola I. Reyes
    Alexander Grossman
    Jonathan L. Fusté
    Luisa G. Báez

    2015
    Natalia Morales
    Nirvana Domínguez-Singh 
    Gustavo Avilés
    Sophie Helmers 
    Tatiana Meduña 
    Carlos Grau
    Ramón Pericás
    Andrea Contreras
    Rosie Eidelman
    Mónica Reichard
    Miranda Rivera-Lynch
    Richard Sinz

    2014
    Daniel Hull
    Yaelle Shaked
    Kayla Kaufman
    Sara Blagburn 
    Carlos Albors
    Juan Carlos Cancio
    Thomas Farid
    Stephanie Reynolds 
    Orie Cepeda-Willgerodt
    Beatriz Martínez-Godás 
    Soraya Ferdman
    Ignacio Fernández



  • AP Scholars

    AP Scholars with Distinction

    2015
    Gustavo Avilés
    David Burgos
    Andrea Contreras
    Jan M. De Jesús Ubiñas
    Nirvana Domínguez-Singh
    Rosie Eidelman
    Jorge García
    Carlos Grau
    Miranda Rivera-Lynch
    Annika Schroder

    2014
    Carlos Albors
    Thomas Farid
    Claudia Garrote
    Adliani López
    Verónica Ortega
    Yaelle Shaked
    Kvon Shakil

    AP Scholars with Honor

    2015
    Juliana Charak
    Anna Marrero
    Natalia Morales Shehab
    Mónica Reichard
    Myrna Suárez

    2014
    Laura Bou
    Marcella Cimino
    Manuel De Juan
    Ignacio Fernández
    Daniel Hull
    Kayla Kaufman
    Carolina Licalzi
    Maria Lugo
    Jennifer Shub
    Gabriela Snelders


     
    AP Scholars

    2015
    Sofía Cintrón
    Javier Cuevas
    Paola Díaz
    Darius Griebenow
    Sariemma Méndez
    Tatiana Pelegrina 
    Nicole Shapiro
    Richard Sinz

    2014
    Steven Abadi
    Joseph Barlia
    Sara Blagburn
    Ana Colón
    Soraya Ferdman
    Mark Hequin
    Andrea Ocasio
    Nattalya Pacheco
    Emily Ramírez
    Stephanie Reynolds
    Christian Rivera
    Gabriela Roca
    Claudia Roldán

  • National Merit Semifinalists

    2015
    Andrea C. Contreras
    Rosie Eidelman
    Carlos R. Grau
    Sophie P. Helmers
    Ramón Pericás
    2014
    Carlos Albors
    Sara Blagburn
    Juan Carlos Cancio
    Kayla Kaufman
  • National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

    2015
    Andrea Contreras
    Rosie Eidelman
    Carlos Grau
    Jorge García
    Natalia Morales
    Ramón Pericás
    Richard Sinz
    2014
    Carlos Albors Riera
    Sara Blagburn
    Thomas Farid
    Ignacio Fernández
    Daniel Hull
    Kayla Kaufman
    Stephanie Reynolds
    Jennifer Shub
  • National Merit Scholars

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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.

Profile of a Saint John's School Graduate

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  • Culturally appreciative person

    • Embraces diverse works of literature, visual and performing arts, and music as expressions of creativity, social reflection and the human condition.
    • Comprehends global cultures and explores the accomplishments of societies throughout history.
    • Understands and respects different cultural contexts and perspectives.
  • Engaged global citizen and agent of change

    • Makes ethical choices.
    • Exercises leadership.
    • Consistently participates in meaningful service to others.
    • Advocates social justice.
    • Protects and conserves the environment.
  • Excellent communicator and productive collaborator

    • Masters listening, speaking, reading and writing in both English and Spanish.
    • Respects the opinions, values and beliefs of others and practices self-reflection.
    • Ably engages in debate as a tool for helping a group move forward.
  • Healthy and balanced individual

    • Nurtures both mind and body.
    • Lives a balanced life.
  • Life-long learner and critical thinker

    • Actively pursues personal growth and develops individual talents and abilities.
    • Exhibits curiosity and creativity.
    • Displays resourcefulness and resiliency.
    • Uses sources appropriately to find information and gain knowledge.
    • Demonstrates mathematical, scientific, and technological expertise.
    • Analyzes, evaluates and synthesizes information.
    • Solves problems effectively and adapts to changing circumstances.