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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,450
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1886

Student Body

Total Students
146 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Johns Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
neat, clean, inoffensive, business casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Includes Instructional materials fee of $450. Discounted rate for members of supporting congregation (St. John's Lutheran Church)
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,200
Acceptance Rate
83%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Lynn Kahl
Admissions Associate
Stephanie Johnson

Extracurriculars

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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,450
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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