Lutheran Family Service began in 1901 when Lutheran churches and schools were being established all over the State of Iowa and the population was growing rapidly.
Iowa Lutheran lay leaders and pastors recognized the pressing need to find Christian homes for the many orphaned children who were not able to live with their own families because of the death of a parent, illness or harsh financial times.
The Lutheranish Kinderfreundgesellschaft was established. Children were provided with love and care until a permanent home with a Christian family could be located.
The mission of Iowa District West is Connecting, Resourcing and Partnering with our member congregations for the extension of the Gospel within our communities, throughout the District and into all the world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,000
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
74 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
Zion-st John Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$1000 for members of the Zion or St. John Churches or $1600 for non-members.
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Daniel Hoey

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,000
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $4,614 for elementary schools and $9,202 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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