As a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran School responds to God’s command in the Scriptures to bring up children in the training and instruction of the Lord so they can model the Christian lifestyle and strive for academic excellence. The school, student, home, church, and community partner to carry out the God-given responsibility to "feed My lambs.” John 21:15

Q: How long has St. John’s Lutheran School been operating?
A: The school opened in 1848. Lutheran schools have been offering excellence in Christian education in the United States since 1847.

Q: To what synod does St. John’s Lutheran belong?
A: St. John’s Lutheran Church belongs to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Q: Do you have to be a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church to attend the school?
A: No, you do not have to be a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church; however, worship attendance is encouraged either at St. John’s Lutheran or your own church.

Q: What grade levels are offered at St. John’s Lutheran School?
A: SJLS offers 3-year-old preschool through Grade 8. Children must be three years old by the program starting date to enter preschool and five years old by July 31 to enter kindergarten.

Q: What hours is your school in session?
A: School begins each day at 8:15am and dismissal is at 3:00pm.

Q: Is St. John’s Lutheran School accredited?
A: SJLS is fully accredited by the Missouri Nonpublic Schools Accreditation Association and the National Lutheran School Accreditation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Q: What curriculum do you use?
A: State approved textbooks are used for subjects other than religion; the curriculum is reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Integrating the Faith, a curriculum guide for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod schools, is used at all levels.

Q: Does your school offer computer education?
A: Computer education is part of the daily curriculum at SJLS for all students.

Q: How many students are in a class?
A: Our preschool classes are limited to 20 students depending on the age of the children. To ensure a quality school program, our normal class size is 20 students per class, K-8. A teacher assistant is available in the primary classrooms and in larger classes at the discretion of the administration and School Board.

Q: Are standardized achievement tests administered?
A: Each year the national Stanford 10 testing program is administered to students in Grades 1-8; classes at SJLS consistently score above the national average. Graduates of SJLS enter high school well prepared to take grade level, accelerated, or honors classes.

Q: Are field trips offered?
A: Appropriate field trips are offered for all students at various grade levels. Students in Grades 8 participate in multi-day trips to Chicago.

Q: Is there a dress code?
A: Yes, SJLS has a standardized school uniform dress code; all students are expected to follow the dress code with parental support.

Q: Do you have parent-teacher conferences?
A: Formal parent-teacher conferences are held at the end of the first quarter of the school year; additional conferences are scheduled as needed.

Q: Do you have after-school sports or other extra curricular activities?
A: After school sports are offered to students in Grades 5-8. There are also a wide variety of other curricular activities including choir, programs, concerts, and drama.

Q: Do you have a hot lunch program?
A: Our daily hot lunch program complies with the National School Lunch Program guidelines.

Q: Does St. John’s Lutheran School offer before and after school care?
A: SJLS offers before school care starting at 6:30am on school days, and after school care is available until 6:00pm. Contact the school office for information and fees.

Q: What are your enrollment procedures?
A: Parents desiring to enroll their child are requested to make an appointment with the Admissions Counselor. The purpose of this meeting is to get to know each other and to acquaint new parents with the purpose and goals of our school, and we can answer any additional questions in regard to the school or its program. The Admissions
Counselor will assist the family with the enrollment process.


St. John's Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, enrollment policies, athletic policies, and other school-administered programs.


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