For over 125 years, St. John’s Lutheran School has been empowering students to be successful in today’s world through academic excellence, faith formation, character development, and service. Our rigorous, Christ-centered curriculum combined with an outstanding variety of extracurricular activities provide success for our students now and in the future.
St. John’s Lutheran School Mission
St. John’s Lutheran School is built on a foundation of Christian values, reinforced by teachers who take time to establish a trusting and caring connection with their students. We exist to equip the members of God’s family to extend Christ to the whole world. We do this through:
St. John’s believes in the importance of a well-rounded education focused on academic excellence based on Christian principles and enriched with a range of service opportunities and extracurricular activities. We believe it is important to have our students and staff actively on the Mission of sharing Jesus Christ with those in our community and beyond. Our students Preschool through Eighth Grade carry on the work of Jesus together throughout the year.
Our Missions include:
Our classrooms take turns throughout the year providing food for our area’s less fortunate. Our students bring the food, prepare the meals, and individually package them during the school day.
Our Preschool students bring food offerings each week for our Chapel service. This food supports our church food pantry. Twice a year, at Thanksgiving and Easter, our entire school donates food which provides an entire holiday meal for several families, plus additional groceries.
This is an opportunity for us to serve our own Lutheran Schools in the Rockford and Chicago areas who are in lower income areas and are struggling financially. During the month of February our students Chapel offerings are designated to this loving mission.
Our school families collect pop tabs which are recycled and turned into cash by The Ronald McDonald House Charity. They provide services to families with children who are sick and hospitalized. Their goal is to take care of the parents and family so that all they need to do is concentrate on helping their child get better.
This is a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. Several of our classes take field trips to their Naperville center to be the hands and feet of Jesus as they package and box food which is sent across the world.
Providing care and support to cancer patients. Our students make encouraging cards, and help provide various items that are practical and helpful to patients during their chemo treatments. These backpacks and bags are a way of bringing hope and comfort to those who need it most.
All year long our students make cards of encouragement and say thank you to our fire and police departments for their service.
St. John’s Children’s Choir and Handbell Choir travel to local nursing homes to share the joy of music.
Our students help purchase Spanish textbooks through Scholastic which are then delivered to the children in Nicaragua when our church mission group travels there.
Once a year our whole school works together to clean up garbage along the Prairie Path as we celebrate Earth Day.
In October our middle school students help provide a fun event for our friends at our local Easter Seals in Lombard. They set up Trunk or Treat in their parking lot and enjoy interacting with the children and their families as they get lots and lots of treats and little toys.
During the Christmas Season our entire school works together to provide Christmas for two needy families per grade in the Chicago Uptown area. Uptown is a LCMS ministry that provides services to low income families in need. Our school comes together to provide food, including their holiday meal, household items, clothing, and gifts for the whole family.