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SJE Receives Historic $3 Million Donation for New Campus Plan

SJE Receives Historic $3 Million Donation for New Campus Plan

"A Place to Grow" Campaign gift is the largest in the school’s history

Tampa, FL - St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School is pleased to announce the receipt of an extraordinary donation of $3 million, marking the largest single contribution in the school's history. This transformative gift will significantly bolster the "A Place to Grow" campaign, propelling St. John's towards its vision of creating an innovative and inspiring campus for current and future generations of students.

The donor family has a deep commitment to the mission of St. John's Episcopal School. “This gift was so important to our family because the education and experience that St. John's has provided our children has been absolutely exceptional,” said the family. “These new facilities will impact generations to come and completely change this section of South Tampa in a way that will impact the entire community." This contribution reflects a shared vision for providing an unparalleled, values-driven education that empowers students to lead and serve. 

Announced in the Summer of 2023, the "A Place to Grow" campaign supports the development of a state-of-the-art campus, including a new 90,000-square-foot school building and playing field, and has received overwhelming support from the St. John's community and beyond. 

"We are humbled and deeply grateful for this generous and historic gift. It speaks volumes about our St. John’s community’s faith and trust in our mission," remarks Hugh Jebson, Head of School. “This contribution helps us build momentum for our campaign and the bright future of our school and its students."

The new campus will offer spacious classrooms designed to foster innovative teaching and learning, dedicated outdoor spaces for play and recreation, and state-of-the-art facilities for the performing arts, robotics, STEM, video production, and technology integration. 

As St. John's Episcopal School continues to work diligently towards the development of the new campus, further details about the "A Place to Grow" campaign's progress and its impact on the school's community will be shared with the public. 


The project team includes Cooper Johnson Smith Peterson Architects & Town Planners and InVision Advisors as Owner’s Representatives.

About St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School:
St. John’s Episcopal 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 tradition of exceptional academic achievement. Founded in 1951, St. John’s is Tampa’s oldest Episcopal school.