Our Philosophy

     At St. John Lutheran School our philosophy is to assist parents in providing a Christ centered and academically sound education for their children.

     Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

 Proverbs 22:6


Our History

    From its inception as Lutheran Church St. John has maintained a parochial school.

    In 1849, Sigmund Butterman, St. John's first pastor, open the school in the basement of the parsonage.  Pastor Butterman was the school’s only teacher.  By 1863, there were 110 pupils enrolled.  A new school was dedicated in 1914.  In 1942, an addition was made to the back of the existing school.  Since then, many modifications and improvements have been made to the building.  In 1893, the St. John Veterans Memorial Parish Hall was built and provided our school and church with a much larger gym and dining facility.


Spiritual Nurturing

St. John offers:

    Daily devotions, weekly chapel services, learning and growing together in a Christian environment.


Academic Nurturing

    St. John offers a physical education program for grades kindergarten through eight, Computer Lab , Primary Choir grades one through four, Children's Choir  grades five through eight, Art grades five through eight, Band in conjunction with the local public school and, Accelerated Reader.

    A staff of Christian educators is dedicated to developing the whole child.  The spiritual, intellectual, physical, creative, and social needs of each child are recognized and nurtured.  St. John's recognized by the Illinois state Board of Education and offers a progressive curriculum with age-appropriate material.



    St. John offers participation in the National Junior Beta Club. Participation is offered in the following: Literary Contests, Young Authors, Music, Art, Olympiad and Scholar Bowl.  Field Trips are offered. 

    Sports programs: Participation is offered in Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, and Track.




Welcome Day 1


In line with the mission, vision and objectives of Christian education at St. John, regular church attendance on the part of the children and their families is strongly encouraged.

Not only should we teach the Third Commandment and its implications, but we should also diligently

practice it by holding God’s Word in love and esteem. In order to set a good example, parents should bear this in mind and 

attend church with their children. A formal record of church attendance is kept through the attendance