While the school was founded and broke ground in the summer of 1887 under the name of Episcopal Military Institute Association the Board of Directors named the school St. John’s School in october 1888. Therefore laying the groundwork for the first class to graduate on June 8 1890. The first commencement consisted of 38 cadets and 2 graduates.

Schedule for 2019 Graduation/Commencement Ceremony:

Commencement Senior Class of 2019

May 11, 2019


“Jack” Vanier Hall

Concert                                              First Infantry Division Band-Ft. Riley, Kansas

Processional                                        131st Corps of Cadets, Trustees, Faculty and Staff

Pomp and Circumstance                  First Infantry Division Band-Ft. Riley, Kansas

Welcome                                             COL William J. Clark, President

Star Spangled Banner                      First Infantry Division Band-Ft. Riley, Kansas

Posting of the Colors                         SJMS Color Guard

Invocation                                          Father Randy McIntosh, Chaplain

Parade of Flags                                   First Infantry Division Band “You’re a Grand Old Flag”

Greetings from Trustees                  Randall Hoppe, Chairman of the Board

Special Remarks                                 D. Dale Browning

Cadet BN CDR Farewell                  Phillip Tabor, Battalion Commander

Salutatorian and Valedictorian           Presented by Ginger Wooten, Vice President

Senior Diplomas                                Presented by Ginger Wooten

The Handle Ceremony                        Tom Wilson, Class of 1962

  Special Music                                   TBD

    “God Be With You”                       First Infantry Division Band

    “SJMS Alma Mater”                    First Infantry Division Band

Final Review                                       131st Corps of Cadets

Pass-in-Review                                  Battalion Commander, Phillip Tabor

Forming of “F Troop”                         TBD

Casing of Colors                                Past & Present Leaders

“Amazing Grace”                               Bagpiper

Benediction                                       Father Randy McIntosh

Dismissal of the 131st Corps             Phillip Tabor, Battalion Commander

  & Corps of Cadets Forever!