Standardized Testing

Since very early in the School’s history, our policy has been to serve students ranging from average to superior aptitude, ability, and achievement.

St. John’s students as a group tend to have higher achievement test scores relative to their indicated ability than do independent school students as a whole.  St. John’s curriculum is designed for a high standard of achievement, and across the board, St. John’s students have been expected to learn the techniques and value of good study habits and diligent work.

Beginning in Form V (3rd grade), parents will receive a printout of their children’s test scores from the Educational Records Bureau – a testing agency founded in 1927 to evaluate students’ progress and curricula in independent schools.  Testing is administered late in the spring; students’ completed work is sent to ERB for computerized scoring and analysis, and reports are then returned to St. John’s in midsummer.