Everything we do at St. John's centers on the message of what Jesus Christ has done for us.
We are a member of a worldwide Christian denomination called the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (www.wels.net). WELS operates the fourth largest private school system in the country.
No, you do not need to be a member.
However, your child will learn about what our church believes about the Bible.
You might find it beneficial to take our Faith Builders Bible Class to learn more about what we believe and the principles upon which our school is built. Going through this class does not obligate you to become a member.
Currently, our average class size is 15 students. Class sizes in grades 1-8 are limited to 24 students.
We strive to keep Kindergarten class sizes to 12 students. If preschool classes go beyond a 1:10 ratio, we add a teacher's aide to assist our staff.
St. John's students in grades 1-8 participate in NWEA MAP Testing throughout the school year. Student progress is recorded both individually and as a class.
St. John's students generally perform above the national average for their grade levels.
Parents are encouraged to come and visit their child’s classroom. Simply reach out to your child's teacher to schedule a classroom visit.
Classwork is assigned every day. The amount will change day to day and vary by grade level.
A time-honored rule of thumb is the "Rule of 10." Students can expect 10 minutes of classwork for every grade level. For example, 1st grade = 10 minutes, 4th grade = 40 minutes, 7th grade = 70 minutes.
When the classwork isn't finished at school, it is expected to be completed at home. Some students rarely have homework, some students regularly have homework.
If a student is regularly spending more time than the "Rule of 10" suggests, the parents and teachers will partner together to make adjustments or accommodations to meet the student's needs.
St. John's offers a 1:1 technology environment. Chromebooks are used in grades 3-8 and Chrome tablets are used in grades K-2.
In our world of ever-advancing technology, we try to balance students use of technology with traditional learning tools. The devices are specifically used as educational tools meant to enhance the learning experience, not replace the teacher and social environment.
Student Life Questions
No, St. John's does not require school uniforms, but does have a dress code policy in place as outlined in the School Handbook.
St. John's Hot Lunch Program is offered for grades PK-8, three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).
The program is led by one part-time cook with many faithful volunteers.
Hot lunch orders need to be placed in advance, each month for students wishing to participate in the hot lunch program.
St. John's offers a variety of sports and extracurriculars for kids in grades 5-8 to participate in. Students are also taught both life and sports skills as part of our regular curriculum.
Students currently have the opportunity to participate in: Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track, Softball, Piano Lessons, Choir, Handbells, Chimes, KML's Elementary Band Program, Forensics, Art Fairs, Science Fairs and KML's Academic Bowl.
Application & Tuition Questions
Families can choose between a full payment option, paid at the beginning of the school year, or through regular ACH payments withdrawn from your bank account.
GoRiteway Bus Co. (West Bend School District) and Johnson Bus Company (Kewaskum School District) provide bus service for students in our school’s attendance area boundaries. Students will get transportation if they are over two miles from school, or if there is a hazardous walk between home and school – such as having to cross a busy intersection or major highway.
See the School Handbook for more information about our bus policy.
Yes. St. John's offers a comprehensive Wrap-Around Care Program to help families needing before, during or after school care.
See the School Handbook for more information about how to enroll in the program.