St. Johns Lutheran School

We believe that the development of a child is a dynamic process involving mind and body, spirit and relationships.
The Bible teaches us about growing up with this holistic perspective.
Jesus said it this way, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." (Mark 12:30).
This is the foundation of St John's Lutheran School and its philosophy of education.
Your child will be well prepared to excel in high school given St. John's combination of traditional personal instruction enhanced by modern educational technology.
Our curriculum is chosen to not only teach basic skills, but also to promote critical thinking.
Learning is enhanced through the Accelerated Reader Program, science labs, computer science, and educational field trips.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1886

Student Body

Total Students146 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Johns Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(neat, clean, inoffensive, business casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,450
Tuition NotesIncludes Instructional materials fee of $450. Discounted rate for members of supporting congregation (St. John's Lutheran Church)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Lynn Kahl
Admissions AssociateStephanie Johnson


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Echoes of Praise Audition Choir, Family Music Theater, Joy Handbells, Jubilee Handbells, Junior Choir, Piano, Primary Choir, Strings

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading, Cross Country, Intramural Volleyball, Track, Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball, Varsity Volleyball

School Notes

  • Small classes provide for differentiation of learning.
  • High expectations and achievement are a hallmark of St. John's.
  • Students have many opportunities for sports and clubs.
  • All students have daily Physical Education classes taught by certified P.E. teachers.
  • Students all participate in choirs.  They may join handbells choirs, and take band, string, or piano lessons within the school day.
  • St. John's has a comfort dog ministry with Angel, our church and school comfort dog.
  • St. John's students consistently score well on standardized tests.
  • Graduates enter high school excellently prepared to handle the rigors of high school.
  • The school is supported by the church with many adult volunteers assisting with extra programs for the students.
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