St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School prepares each of its students for lifelong intellectual and spiritual growth by providing a superior educational experience within a nurturing Christian environment. Situated in Hyde Park and near Downtown Tampa, St. John’s is a co-ed, Episcopal K(4)-8 independent school with a rich 68-year tradition of exceptional academic achievement. Founded in 1951, St. John’s is Tampa’s oldest Episcopal school.

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Welcome to the St. John’s Website! Thank you for your interest in our wonderful school.

An exceptional life begins with an exceptional education. The early years are crucial, and at St. John’s, we believe children are best served and childhood honored via values-driven teaching and learning in a joyful and spiritual environment.

Through a widely acclaimed, vigorous academic program, our enriched curriculum purposefully educates and nurtures the whole child, challenges our students to explore and ask questions, and rewards them not only for subject mastery but also for intellectual risk-taking. They are scholars, athletes, stewards of the environment, community-servers, inquisitive problem-solvers, and children of impressive character.

Education is the single most important investment parents make in shaping their child's future. St. John’s families know their children enjoy a transformative and unparalleled academic experience without the expectation of inordinate financial cost. Moreover, as a school purposefully 'sized' to ensure each child receives the attention and support they need to thrive, children do not 'fall through the cracks' at St. John's. 

A website can only give a window into the life of a school. I invite you to come and see for yourself the good and the great at St. John’s, and how our graduates are prepared for lives of learning and service. It would be wonderful to meet and spend time with you. Go Eagles!

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Hugh Jebson
Head of School

Hugh Jebson 
Head of School

Hugh Jebson brings to St. John's 29 years of service to independent and Episcopal/Anglican education. He is an energetic and visible leader, team builder, mentor, lifelong learner, collaborator and global-minded visionary with demonstrated success in PS-8, 8-12, Pre-K-12 day and boarding schools in the U.S. and England. Jebson is recognized nationally for excellence in teaching; a frequent speaker at educational conferences; author of over forty published titles; and a former NCAA Division I student-athlete (Football).