St. John's School (Vancouver)
|St. John's School|
|2215 West 10 Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 2J1
|Motto||"Ad Futura Cum Spe"
(To the Future with Hope)
|Head of school||Blayne Addley|
|Colour(s)||Black and burgundy|
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
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, 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.
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:
- Cross country running
- Golf (team and recreational)
- Ski and snowboard
- Track and field
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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