St. John's School (Vancouver)

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St. John's School
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2215 West 10 Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 2J1
Coordinates 49°15′46.9″N 123°9′20.4″W / 49.263028°N 123.155667°W / 49.263028; -123.155667 (St. John's School)Coordinates: 49°15′46.9″N 123°9′20.4″W / 49.263028°N 123.155667°W / 49.263028; -123.155667 (St. John's School)
School type Independent
Motto "Ad Futura Cum Spe"
(To the Future with Hope)
Established 1986
Head of school Blayne Addley
Faculty 70
Grades JK-12
Enrollment 570
Campus Urban
Colour(s) Black and Burgundy          
Mascot Bald eagle

St. John's School, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an independent, IB World School for boys and girls junior kindergarten to grade 12.

St. John's School is accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and is a member of the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA). St. John's offers the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.

History and future expansion[edit]

St. John’s was founded in 1986 as St. Andrew's School Society with fewer than 100 students from grades 3-10. In 1996, St. John's School purchased the present school facility in Kitsilano and, as part of the school's growth and expansion, land adjacent to the current location has been acquired and developed. The building of a new senior school facility was completed in September 2011. The building includes 11 classrooms and the largest gym of any independent school in the Lower Mainland,[citation needed] in addition to the older gym next door. In 2017, St. John's School will build a connecting building between the junior and senior school for arts and science programmes.


There are 570 students in grades junior kindergarten to 12, with the junior school running from junior kindergarten to grade 5 and the senior school from grades 6 to 12.


St. John's School is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (JK to grade 5), Middle Years Programme (grades 6 to 10) and the Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12).

St. John's is a university preparatory school. Full-time university advisors provide students with support as they apply to university.


Basketball in the Gunn Gymnasium

St. John's athletics teams compete in the Greater Vancouver Independent Schools Athletic Association (GVISAA), which is recognized by BC School Sports, the Independent Schools Association (ISA), the Independent Schools Elementary Association (ISEA), the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and provincially at the Single A level.

St. John's has a variety of sports teams including:

St John's also has academic clubs such as Debate, Reach for the Top, and offers The Duke of Edinburgh's Award program.


The school year runs September through June and is composed of three terms. Most courses are linear (year-long) in nature.

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