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 opening of the builidng is planned for September 2022.

The design envisages preserving the existing landscape and integrating the school into it. The schoolyard would be free from cars as the car park would be some distance from the school. The new school building would take into account the interests of the local community in Nõmme and develop a good relationship with its inhabitants.

The school building will provide 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 will reflect a holistic approach to the development of the human personality. We plan to create an environment for educational development which reflects both contemporary ideals and ancients traditions. It will be not just a school, but more of an koolimaja1educational centre open to the wider world. Conferences
and seminars, further education courses and sporting events will be organised. The complex will include a kindergarten, schools specialising in music and hobbies, facilities for dance and theatre performances, all of which will be open to the public. There will be a school cafeteria open to families after school hours.


Kivimäe 25, Tallinn

Size of the property:
2.1 hectares

Cost of the building:
6 million euros



The new school building will have:

/ Plenty of light
/ Facilities for holding lessons in the open air
/ 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
/ A school garden, including a greenhouse
/ Beehives
/ Woodwork facilities
/ A summer kitchen
/ A quiet room
/ A chapel