Our New Building

koolimaja fassaadThe teachers and students of St John’s School have been dreaming of their own school building for years. In 2019, the school moved a step closer to making this dream come true by purchasing a plot of land covered with old pine trees in Nõmme, a green suburb of Tallinn. In the spring of 2020 an architectural competition took place, with 19 participants. The jury selected the design by SKAD Architects as the most suitable among the projects submitted. In August 2021, the cornerstone was laid for the new school.

The school started operating in the new building in September 2022.

The design envisages preserving the existing landscape and integrating the school into it. The new school building takes into account the interests of the local community in Nõmme and develop a good relationship with its inhabitants.

The school building provides a state-ofthe-art environment for the education and development of our students. It aims to be not just a school but an educational center which is open to the local community and the wider world.

The building reflects a holistic approach to the development of the human personality. We are creating an environment for educational development which reflects both contemporary ideals and ancients traditions. It isn't only a school, but rather an koolimaja1educational centre open to the wider world. The school is organising conferences
and seminars, further education courses and sporting events. The complex includes a kindergarten, extracurricular classes specialising in music, dance, art, crafts, and sports, all of which will be open to the public. There is a cafeteria open to families after school hours.


Kivimäe 25, Tallinn






The new school building has:

/ Plenty of light
/ A chapel

/ Large, medium-sized and small classrooms
/ A library
/ Facilities for sports and physical activity
/ A theatre and dance hall
/ A science laboratory
/ A ceramics workshop
/ Woodwork facilities
/ A quiet room
/ A cafeteria