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Most Recent News, Events & Announcements...

  • Part-Time Teaching Positions Available for 2014-2015 Interested in being a part of the SJA teaching team?  Apply today!  We are currently seeking talented, enthusiastic individuals to work part-time teaching 1st grade, Mathematics, High School Chemistry ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2014, 10:15 AM by EstherMary Prokopienko-Najjarian
  • Photos Available from Play and Promotional Ceremony Photos from the June 5 production of "Our Guiding Light" and Promotional Ceremony are available at the following link:  Download your favorites today ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2014, 4:14 PM by EstherMary Prokopienko-Najjarian
  • Spotlight on: 6th Grade History at SJA February 19, 2014   This year the 6th Grade History class paid particular attention to chapters dealing with Orthodox lands and peoples. This included sections about Imperial Russia; the highlights of ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2014, 8:52 AM by EstherMary Prokopienko-Najjarian
  • School Registration 2014 - 2015 Greetings dear parents,The second semester has already begun and with that it is time to begin the registration process for the 2014-2015 school year.     Annual Re-Registration of ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2014, 8:46 AM by EstherMary Prokopienko-Najjarian
  • Christmas Program 2013 Dear Families,Our annual Christmas Program will be held on January 8, beginning at 6:30pm. Please join us for an evening of carols, poetry, music, and snacks.Wishing you ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2013, 4:41 PM by Yulia Russiyanova
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Most recent pastoral messages

  • Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos  The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos anEver-Virgin Mary is celebrated this Wednesday, December 4. Since early ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2013, 7:08 AM by Yulia Russiyanova
  • Nativity of the Mother of God  September is the first month not  only according to the academic calendar but also according to the church calendar. September has a special meaning for our church life because the ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2013, 7:39 AM by Yulia Russiyanova
  • Fasting and Great Lent THE TRIODION   The Crucifixion, fragment (Studenica Monastery, Serbia).Great Lent is the 40-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the Christian year, Holy ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2013, 3:20 PM by Yulia Russiyanova
  • Wednesday of the First Week of Great Lent On Wednesdays and Fridays (and on certain feast days) throughout the entire period of Great Lent, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is celebrated. On the first week of Great ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2013, 7:52 AM by
  • Tuesday of the first week of Great Lent “I have humbled my soul with fasting”, says David the Psalmist. The goal of every Christian is to prepare his soul for eternity, for life with the Lord; because we ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2013, 7:49 AM by
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Offering the highest quality K-12 education to the Orthodox Christian community

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Saint John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy is an Eastern Orthodox Christian, coeducational, non-profit, college-preparatory, full-time day school founded in 1994 for grades K-12. Our academic calendar is uniquely scheduled around the calendar of feast days and services of the Orthodox Church. Located in the spiritual heart of the Bay Area Orthodox community, we attract students from various ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Our classes are conducted in English.

St. John’s aims to participate with parents in the development of Orthodox children who are well informed in both liberal arts and modern sciences, and are equipped with the knowledge of Orthodox faith and ethics that will enable them to live as devout Orthodox Christians. 

The Academy expects its pupils to be active in Church life; to develop their Christian consciousness; to practice prayer and follow Orthodox religious traditions; to maintain healthy and obedient relations with their parents, relatives, and teachers; to strive for excellence in intellectual pursuits; and to grow as useful members of society who practice true Christian love towards others and true Orthodox piety towards God. 

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

Know, understand and implement the basic beliefs and practices of the Orthodox Christian faith in one’s personal life.

Be prepared to live as a truly useful member of society who practices Christian citizenship towards others and true Orthodox piety towards God.

Be able to think critically and analytically.

Be able to express oneself in an effective and confident manner.

Acquire the motivation and ability to strive for intellectual excellence.