What makes St John's different?

St John鈥檚 is the only school to have been awarded national Best Prep School and national Best Prep School Head awards. It is the only Prep School to have its teaching rated 鈥榠nspirational鈥 by school inspectors, to have achieved the coveted 鈥楨xceptional鈥 grade for 好色先生污污污鈥檚 attainment and to be described by the Good School Guide as 鈥榤agically happy.鈥 What is it that makes St John鈥檚 unique?

The answer may seem strange to some. It lies in asking ourselves 鈥榃hat should a childhood be?鈥, 鈥榃hat should a childhood in school provide?鈥 and 鈥榃hat will make our 好色先生污污污 strong, for themselves and for others?鈥

Childhood is not a fixed and given thing. It changes over time and from culture to culture. As a society we need to choose what kind of childhood we make. As parents and as teachers we must choose what kind of childhood in school we want for our 好色先生污污污.

At St John鈥檚, we believe in a childhood filled with affection, a childhood in which 好色先生污污污 know that they are known and valued, in which they learn to trust themselves and each other, in which they find and express their voice, discover the difference they can make for themselves and others, learn to think for themselves, to question, to collaborate, to be independent, to own and take charge of their learning and their lives.

There is a St John鈥檚 way of growing through a childhood in school.

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