Kindergarten - 5th Grade
At St. John’s Preschool/PreK, we believe in helping your child grow in all areas: mind, body, and spirit. Our program is play-based and developmentally appropriate to ensure your child will develop and learn in a safe, nurturing, and Christ-centered environment. We practice age-appropriate skills in physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development that will help your child grow in all areas of their life. Daily, they will learn how to interact with others, explore nature and the world, develop their vocabulary and phonics skills, and refine their fine and gross motor skills.
Elementary school: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Our goal at St. John’s is to provide each student with a Christ-centered education that prepares them for the next level of education. Each student is challenged to meet their full potential, while also being given the tools and extra help that they need to reach success. Teachers integrate the faith into each subject area as well as throughout the day. A variety of teaching strategies and classroom activities are used to engage students in meaningful learning experiences. Kindergarten – 2nd grade students have 1 to 1 iPads for use throughout the day. Each student in 3rd grade and above will receive a chromebook to use throughout the year.
Our teachers use current, up-to-date resources to teach the core subject areas. Students learn through a variety of strategies including direct instruction, hands-on activities, collaboration, and the use of technology.
Each class has a daily 30-minute faith lesson. This year we will be using the new CPH (Concordia Publishing House) curriculum, Enduring Faith. Each lesson balances biblical learning and faith application. On Fridays, the entire school joins together for chapel. Students also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as each class leads chapel once throughout the year.
We have recently integrated a social emotional curriculum called Harmony. This class takes place once a week and helps to create a positive and safe learning community in each classroom.
Students participate in the following special classes throughout the week:
- PE (twice a week)
Middle school at St. John’s Lutheran School is a transition period from elementary school to high school. Students have a homeroom teacher, but they also have the opportunity to move from classroom to classroom and learn from teachers who are experts in their chosen subjects. Students also get to explore not only the core subject areas of math, reading, science, and social studies, but they also learn and practice their skills in religion, art, library, physical education, music and, new in the 2022-2023 school year, drama and stem. The middle school years at St. John’s are designed to prepare students for their high school of choice.