St. John Lutheran School (SJLS) is a ministry of St. John Lutheran Church. SJLS offers classes for Preschool through Fifth Grade.  We have been reaching children and families through a program of Christ centered quality education for over 20 years.  Let us show you how we are putting faith in education!

The mission of St. John Lutheran School is:

  • Reaching children and families through a program of Christ centered quality education.
  • Equipping children academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally for life.
  • Enabling children to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, so that they may grow in Christian maturity and boldly share their faith with others.


St. John Lutheran School prides itself on maintaining small class sizes, which allows our teachers to foster a close working relationship with each individual student. This ensures that their individual needs are met and enhances their ability to learn and achieve across all academic subjects. The maximum class sizes for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows:

Preschool = 12

Prekindergarten = 12

Kindergarten/1st grade class = 16

2nd-4th grade class = 16

Curriculum Goals

Preschool - Children have the opportunity to learn to socialize with peers, to get used to a school routine and to begin letter recognition and name writing.

Prekindergarten - Children learn letter identification, math skills, name writing, appropriate social interactions, and following a class routine.

Kindergarten - Children learn how to sound out words, read simple texts, and are introduced to all of the subjects offered in the elementary grades as they go to school every day for the first time.

First Grade - Children learn to read, explore curriculum through field trips to local sites, participate in hands-on activities, and go to  school for a full day in order to learn topics in each of the curriculum areas.

Second/Third Grades - Children still love to participate in hands- on activities that enhance learning, take on more challenging topics, and continue to grow in all areas of the curriculum.

Fourth/Fifth Grades - Children are ready for more in-depth study, complete computer-based projects, and look forward to a multi-day field trip in the spring to a location that fits with units of study during the year.

All Ages - Each class participates in at least two musical performances each year, one at Christmas and the other in the spring.

The core curriculum will include instruction in Reading/Literature, Writing, Phonics/Grammar, Spelling, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Health, Physical Education, Basis Spanish, Art, Music, and Christian Education, taught in a traditional classroom format and from a Christian perspective. The curriculum is consistent with, or higher than, the standards prescribed by the state of Oregon. Current textbooks and related materials are utilized as the content of the curriculum. Choice of textbooks is made by the Board of Christian Education, based on teacher recommendations and assessment of needs. Our religion curriculum is based on the Voyages series from Concordia Publishing House. Daily classroom prayer and devotions are also part of our Christian training. A copy of the curriculum goals for each grade level is available to parents.


Students at St. John Lutheran School attend Chapel on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Students are asked to wear their school shirt on Chapel day, and it is suggested that they bring an offering (the amount need not be large) in order to instill the importance of caring for others and reaching out in the love of Jesus Christ to those in need. The offering collected will go toward the mission project selected by the school staff--for the 2015-2016 school year, chapel offerings help support Danelle Putnam's work in the Dominican Republic.

As a Lutheran school we:

  • believe in the Triune God and His redemptive activity confessed by the one, holy and apostolic Church.
  • value our Lutheran heritage with the church universal.
  • depend on the forgiveness of sin purchased by Christ on the cross and strive to share this freedom in our interpersonal relations.
  • facilitate the freedom of the individual Christian so he or she may responsibly serve others.