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Summer Reading Assignments for Grades 2-12

posted Jun 21, 2017, 8:23 AM by Yulia Russiyanova   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 8:24 AM ]

Dear Families,

Attached please find summer reading assignments for grades 2-12.  As always, students should complete assignments for the grade that they will be entering. 

One thing that is different from previous years is that we ask that all required essays be sent to the appropriate teachers via e-mail rather than physical copies to the school.  Each teacher's e-mail is listed at the end of the assignment.

Happy reading and all the best for a safe summer!

Mary Prokopienko-Najjarian,
The Principal

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

posted Apr 7, 2017, 11:54 AM by Yulia Russiyanova   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:55 AM ]

Please join us in celebrating Mothers on May 14th!

Our annual Mother's Day Champagne Brunch is one of the highlights in the series of extra-curricular activities at St. John's Academy. This event is a bright and elegant morning and afternoon which honors our mothers and friends, featuring a superb menu created by the Parents Association. Not only is this one of the Academy's flagship annual fundraisers, it is also one of the year's most popular events. We do hope you will be able to join us - and don't forget to invite your mother, along with friends and family!


St. John's Orthodox Academy Annual Gala

posted Sep 27, 2016, 8:47 AM by Yulia Russiyanova   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 8:53 AM ]

Mark your Calendars: St. John's of San Francisco Orthodox Academy Gala

- An Evening in the Mediterranean - Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 5p.m.

Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church
Address: 900 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Tickets are available for sale through the office or online:

Purchase Online
Call us: 415-221-3484

Please share the event widely and come to enjoy dinner and appetizers from around the Mediterranean, performances by students, silent auction including hotel stays, Bay Area activities and our students' artwork, and a no-host bar.

After School Program and Extended Care

posted Sep 2, 2016, 11:50 PM by Yulia Russiyanova   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 12:01 AM ]

Dear Parents,

By popular demand, we are offering both After School Club (until 
3:45pm) and Extended Care (until 6:00pm) this year. Please see details and contact Mrs. Musleh for questions and to obtain the registration forms.

After School Program (2:30 - 3:45p.m.)

Extended Care (2:30 - 6p.m.)

Samar Musleh: /415-221-3484

WASC Re-Accreditation

posted Jul 6, 2015, 9:05 AM by Yulia Russiyanova

St. John's Academy has been granted the maximum term of accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC): 6 years of accreditation with a one-day visit mid-cycle. Thank you to everyone, as it is through the constant efforts of students, staff, and families, that we are able to maintain the Academy as a place which nurtures students both academically as well as spiritually.  It is nice to receive this outside recognition!  Thank you again, as this is a great starting point for our next two decades of providing quality education to our community!

In Christ,
Mary Najjarian,
the Principal

Great American SpellCheck at St. John's Academy

posted Mar 25, 2015, 12:40 PM by Yulia Russiyanova   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 1:09 PM ]

Great American SpellCheck at St. John's Academy

Chosen from all of the schools in the Bay Area, St. John's Academy was featured on Channel 5 KBIX. A film crew was on site for a day to film the Spelling Bee contest and interview students and teachers.

> Great American SpellCheck Spelling Bee - Photo Album

St. John's Academy's 20th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner and Reunion

posted Oct 24, 2014, 2:04 PM by Yulia Russiyanova   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 5:59 PM ]

St. John's Academy is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary! 

Please join us on November 16th in celebrating our Academy's 20th Anniversary. Tickets are now sold to Fundraising Dinner and Reunion - please contact the office.

415-221-3484   |

"We Made This For You" Experiential Learning/Fundraising Project

posted Oct 22, 2014, 3:37 PM by Yulia Russiyanova

SJA's "We Made This For You" experiential learning/fundraising project this year: using the art of craftsmanship to provide permanency to paper icons. Each newly-mounted icon was made with prayerful, loving hands and hearts. 

Wine, Chocolates & Cheese Fundraiser

posted Oct 22, 2014, 1:24 PM by Yulia Russiyanova

Thank you to those who joined us on October 12th in celebrating the Academy's feastday with a wine, chocolates, and cheese fundraiser! The evening featured good company, elegant decor, local wines and delectable chocolates and cheeses from around the world.

Part-Time Teaching Positions Available for 2014-2015

posted Jun 27, 2014, 10:15 AM by EstherMary Prokopienko-Najjarian   [ updated Oct 21, 2014, 4:46 PM by Yulia Russiyanova ]

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 and Physics, and Religion.  Visit our 'Employment Opportunities' page to learn more.

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