St. John Lutheran School

St. John Lutheran School will integrate all learning with faith in Jesus Christ and his redeeming work on the cross.
The purpose of St. John Lutheran School is to assist families and congregations in building a well-rounded solid Christian foundation in the life of each student.
The school provides quality education; the students typically receive high scores on national achievements tests.  The staff consists of qualified and caring teachers.

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St. John Lutheran School places among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students18 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. John Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,340
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Bible Bowl, Christmas Program, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Track Meet, Volunteer/Service Opportunities

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. John Lutheran School is Heritage Christian School (37.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thief River Adventist Christian School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Bernard's School (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Thief River Falls
    Thief River Adventist Christian School
    Alternative School (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: 5-8 | 5 students
    1.5 miles
    1004 Tindolph Ave S
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    (218) 683-1000
    1.5 5-8
  • Thief River Falls
    St. Bernard's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-5 | 104 students
    2.3 miles
    117 Knight Ave N
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    (218) 681-1539
    2.3 PK-5
  • Crookston
    Grades: PK-6 | 78 students
    30.9 miles
    702 Summit Ave
    Crookston, MN 56716
    (218) 281-1835
    30.9 PK-6
  • Crookston
    Our Saviors Lutheran Day School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-6 | 56 students
    31.6 miles
    217 S. Broadway
    Crookston, MN 56716
    (218) 281-5191
    31.6 PK-6
  • Karlstad
    Grades: K-12 | 54 students
    37.4 miles
    116 Harding St. S
    Karlstad, MN 56732
    (218) 436-2144
    37.4 K-12

School Reviews

I am so thankful for St John Lutheran School! We chose this school so that their education can be entwined with our christian faith. Their education has exceeded our expectations. Not only is their knowledge years beyond their grade level, their foundation of faith is solid. Included in their education is music, arts, chapel, etc. From learning to speak German to track meets and spelling bees the extracurricular education is A+!!
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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $4,393 for elementary schools and $12,061 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minnesota is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).