Zion-st John Lutheran School

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students74 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Zion-st John Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,000
Tuition Notes$1000 for members of the Zion or St. John Churches or $1600 for non-members.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDaniel Hoey

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $3,670 for elementary schools and $9,203 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).