Middle School

Independent Thinkers, Future Leaders 

In the St Johns Middle School we create opportunities for our students to be lifelong learners both in and outside of the classroom.  We seek to nurture teacher and student relationships based on the common goal of learning and growth. Through these classroom experiences our faculty and staff understand that cultivating a sense of connection and belonging with and among our students is a critical step in enabling our students to grow cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

 

 

Science Olympiad

Offered as an after school activity at no additional charge, the robotics team teaches students how to build and code robots in a fun, collaborative environment. The group prioritizes the importance of teamwork and innovation and, is open to all Middle School students regardless of experience. Each spring, the team participates in a competition against schools from all over Northeast Florida.

Model UN

Starting in Grade 8,  Model United Nations (MUN) teaches pressing global issues _such as climate change, poverty, global inequality, and sustainability _ while also developing internationally-minded, informed citizens of the world. Participants will draft resolutions, form committees, chair conferences, and argue for their positions to forge a better world. 
 

 

Class Trips

Experiential learning opportunities develop life-long skills and create bonds with teachers and classmates. The Grade 8 Mountain Trip serves as the pinnacle of the Middle School experience and is one of our alum's most cherished memories of St. Johns.  

 

"At St. Johns, our deep sense of community and character-building is infused in every element of the Middle School experience. Our advisory program provides time each week for Character Foundations activities in small student groups, and even beyond that, St. Johns' curriculum is carefully designed to relate to the social-emotional needs of teens and our faculty make topics relevant and timely. The character of our students is evident in the way they treat one another, the respect they show for others, and their pride in their school. "

~ Thea Burke, Middle School English Teacher 

 

2022-2023 Curriculum Guide

 

Middle School Administration & Staff

Kimberly Kurnitsky

Kimberly Kurnitsky

Middle School Administrative Assistant, Middle School Cheer Coach
Ben Magidson

Ben Magidson

Head of Middle School
Patrick Rodifer

Patrick Rodifer

Middle School Assistant Head, Dean of Middle School