St. John Lutheran School is a ministry of St. John Lutheran Church. SJLS currently offers classes for three year olds through fifth grade. Our mission is to reach children and families through a program of Christ-centered, quality education so as to equip them academically, socially, emotionally, and physically for life. We do this by adhering to Oregon as well as Lutheran School curriculum goals and standards, and also by providing low student to teacher ratios.
St. John Lutheran School's budget is structured in a manner to keep school tuition affordable for as many families as possible. School tuition and registration supply 75% of the annual budget; 10% is met by a mission offering from our St. John Lutheran Church congregation; and 15% is raised through fundraising efforts. The monies donated through fundraising help supply our current year's operating costs and are a vital part of keeping tuition costs affordable for Upper Rogue families.
In addition to our annual fundraising events (SJLS Annual Dinner & Benefit Auction, See's Candy Fundraiser, Golf Tournament, etc), we also offer opportunities for individuals and businesses to partner with St. John Lutheran School on an ongoing basis. All donations to SJLS are tax deductible.
Want to help with something specific? Here are some ways that you can partner with SJLS to support our students and families:
-Our number one current need above and beyond normal operating costs is upgrading the heating and air conditioning units in our classrooms. After speaking with the Oregon Energy Trust, they have share with us that moving to more energy efficient models would allow our ministry to save $1,500 per year (or more!) in heating and cooling costs. The total cost for upgrading all four existing units would be around $10,000.