Embracing our diversity in nationalities

As an international school, we naturally have many nationalities represented, usually between 50 and 60 in any given school year. This school year, we are delighted to welcome some new nationalities among our students, including China, Syria and Costa Rica. Our new accounting assistant Toky, however, is probably the most remarkable new nationality addition to our community as she is from the small island of Madagascar!

It is such an enrichment to our community to have students, parents and teachers from so many different countries and backgrounds learning together and building friendships at St. John’s. Our students would not want it any other way as this is all they know: kids from all over the world getting along and enjoying their childhood together, regardless of religion, skin color or background. Just imagine, though, if every child could have the privilege to learn about, experience, understand and celebrate these different cultures. How different this world could be…