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Most Recent News, Events & Announcements...
Summer 2013 Newsletter, On The SeashoreDear Parents, I hope that your summer have been
relaxing and rejuvenating for you and your child(ren). Attached to this
message please find the Summer 2013 SJA newsletter, On ...
Posted Aug 3, 2013, 12:46 PM by Yulia Russiyanova
Axios!St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy is proud to announce that a former Grammar School teacher, Mr. Edward Henderson, has been ordained a Deacon in the Orthodox Church of ...
Posted Aug 3, 2013, 12:08 PM by Yulia Russiyanova
Summer Reading Lists
Dear Parents, I hope that your summer is going well. We have been busy here at school, wrapping up the previous year and gearing up for what will be a ...
Posted Jul 3, 2013, 10:09 AM by Yulia Russiyanova
New Principal ChosenIt is with great pleasure and gratitude that I convey the wonderful news
that our school's Board of Directors has chosen Mrs. Mary Najjarian to
be the new Principal ...
Posted Jun 3, 2013, 8:34 PM by Ryan Thompson
Field Day 2013
Field day, Spring 2013, ended up being our best so far! In spite of initial worries that the inclement weather would keep our activities indoors, the fog and cool weather ...
Posted Jul 2, 2013, 5:48 PM 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 LentTHE 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 LentOn
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 Ryan Thompson
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
Posted Mar 20, 2013, 7:49 AM by Ryan Thompson
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.
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