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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Primary Division

Setting Building Blocks for Learning

Grades K(4) & K(5)

We embrace a philosophy and approach that recognizes that each child comes to us with unique backgrounds, dreams, and goals, and that it is our responsibility to provide a nurturing environment that helps each student be successful. What distinguishes St. John’s is that we provide a safe and nurturing environment in which each child is encouraged to take risks, to stretch their thinking, and challenge themselves to their fullest potential.

Ana Ibanez, Head of Primary Division

Primary Division is the beginning of the St. John’s experience. The program is built upon the belief that young children develop curiosity and love for learning when they explore at their own pace and experience success at their developmental level. Our children experience joy and delight as they grow and develop in a nurturing environment in which experiential interactions with materials, ideas, and other people are emphasized.

We love St. John’s! After touring multiple schools we fell in love with St Johns, it’s a wonderful community school. The teachers at the primary campus are so warm and nurturing and they create fun learning environment for our children. Our boys are excited to go to school each morning.

Jen Diasti
Current Parent

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Jennie Fenley

Jennie Fenley

Administrative Assistant
Ana Ibanez

Ana Ibanez

Head of Primary Division