St. John School exists to "Connect people in the heat of Jesus." We strive to prepare our students academically, socially, physically, mentally, but most importantly spiritually for the world around them.
We begin our day with an all-school prayer. Students are then greeted over the speaker and recite a Bible verse of the week together. Classes engage in daily prayer, religion lessons, scripture memory recitations, and devotions. Chapel services are held once a week.
Our congregation subsidizes nearly 70% of the cost to educate regardless of the students' church affiliation.
St. John excels in academics boasting of 3-years running with a school-average MAPs test score at or above the 90th percentile nationally.
Our students have the opportunity to engage in the athletic arena in the areas of football, volleyball, wrestling, cross country, basketball, and track & field. In 2022, our girls basketball won the class A Lutheran State Tournament and won a bid to the National Tournament in Indiana.
On-site childcare is available from 6:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. via the St. John Early Learning Center.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NE School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,550
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • St. John Lutheran Elementary expansion project - 06/17/2020
    News Channel Nebraska Coverage of St. John's 2020 Expansion Project:
    "We`re seeing the growth, and it`s been sustained," said St. John Lutheran Elementary School Principal Nicholas Onnen. "It`s not just a ...moreone-year thing, it`s been something that`s been ongoing for the last 8 years or so, and so we`ve had to accommodate." hide
  • St. John’s begins $1.2M expansion to keep up with student enrollment - 06/15/2020
    BATTLE CREEK - Just three years after completing its last remodel, St. John`s Lutheran School is back at it again to accommodate its ever-growing student enrollment. The Battle Creek school ...morehad to convert a computer lab and the principal`s office into a classroom this year because it ran out of room. hide
  • School has history of changing with the times - 08/20/2018
    St. John adds an outdoor classroom space for hands-on learning outdoors.
  • Battle Creek teacher honored with award - 02/24/2018
    Kindergarten teacher, Cherie Werner, reluctantly accepts Concordia University Master Teacher Award.

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Yes
Year Founded
1886

Student Body

Total Students
161 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
St. John Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The congregation subsidizes over 70% of the costs for all students.
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
schoolsecretary@stjohnbc.net

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. John Lutheran School cost?

St. John Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $1,550 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. John Lutheran School?

The acceptance rate of St. John Lutheran School is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 94%.

What sports does St. John Lutheran School offer?

St. John Lutheran School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

What is St. John Lutheran School's ranking?

St. John Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nebraska for: Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. John Lutheran School?

The application deadline for St. John Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NE School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,550
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nebraska is $3,645 for elementary schools and $7,880 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nebraska is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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