St John Lutheran School

  • 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 80% 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.
  • On-site childcare is available from 6:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. via In His Arms Childcare.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1886

Student Body

Total Students161 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St John Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,300
Tuition NotesThe congregation subsidizes over 70% of the costs for all students.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
FootballTrack and Field,

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  • Lincoln
    Grades: PK-12 | 204 students
    90.9 miles
    4400 N 1st St
    Lincoln, NE 68521
    (402) 474-5820
    90.9 PK-12
  • Lincoln
    Grades: PK-8 | 376 students
    95.8 miles
    7601 Vine St
    Lincoln, NE 68505
    (402) 486-1860
    95.8 PK-8
  • Norfolk
    Christ Lutheran School
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    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-8 | 330 students
    9.5 miles
    511 South 5th Street
    Norfolk, NE 68701
    (402) 371-5536
    9.5 PK-8
  • North Platte
    Our Redeemer Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 62 students
    173.7 miles
    1400 East E Street
    North Platte, NE 69101
    (308) 532-6421
    173.7 PK-8
  • Martinsburg
    St Joseph School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 306 students
    1040.3 miles
    110 E. Stephen St.
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    (304) 267-6447
    1040.3 PK-8

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The average private school tuition in Nebraska is $2,992 for elementary schools and $7,158 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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