St John’s School (Püha Johannese Kool) is a fresh addition to the educational landscape of Estonia. It aims to stimulate learning through an atmosphere that values each pupil as a person.
The school is based on the initiative by a group of parents and teachers who wanted to have a school for their children that would enable to get a good education but not at any cost. Good education cannot be boiled down to measurable results only. The OECD's Pisa survey shows that the results of Estonian schoolchildren rank relatively high in the international comparison. However, unlike in the neighboring Nordic countries, the children's motivation and satisfaction with school is low. The new school endeavors to unite high academic results and the joy of learning.
The school based on co-operation, not competition. There are no admission tests for entering the school, no numerical assessment is used for evaluation during the first six years. A new school starting from a blank sheet has more chances in carrying out the new National Curriculum’s goal of turning the Estonian educational system more value based. We are building on the positive experience on the educational landscape combining Christian values and innovative school practices.
The news about the school has spread fast and the fact that parents have signed up their children shows us that the initiative is needed. In September 2013 two parallel classes of first graders along with three sets of pre-schoolers started their studies on rented premises in Viru Street, downtown Tallinn.
Creating a new school is a challenging process. It requires careful planning, hard work and dedication. The initiators of the new school have been working on a voluntary basis since the beginning of 2012. We have been active in raising funds to purchase our own building.
By helping us you will join a community of supporters and will receive regular information about the developments.
To make a donation to the St John the Evangelist School Foundation please use the following account:
For international transactions in euros (SEPA): Püha Johannese Kooli Sihtasutus, EE571700017003217508
For external payments: Püha Johannese Kooli Sihtasutus, IBAN: EE571700017003217508, SWIFT/BIC: NDEAEE2X, Nordea Bank Finland Plc Estonia Branch, Liivalaia 45, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia