There are age requirements for the following grades:

  • PreK students must be at least 3 years old before Sept. 1 and potty trained, meaning fully independent in the bathroom

  • Kindergarten students must be at least 5 years old before Sept. 1

  • 1st grade students must be at least 6 years old before Sept. 1

New students will be accepted only at the beginning of a school year, at the start of a new term, or when a family moves into the area.  Parents who are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church have the right to enroll their child at any time of the school year and do not require Board of Education approval.

The school reserves the right to place a child in an appropriate grade based on records, school documentation, and parent interviews.

The school is not fully equipped to handle students with moderate to severe special needs.  Enrollment of students with special needs is dependent upon the student needs and resource teacher support available.  Special needs testing is done through School District #279. If a student qualifies for an Individual Education Plan (IEP), District #279 and St. John’s Lutheran School will implement the service required under this legal document. Students who qualify for special services may spend part of the school day at St. John’s and be transferred to/from a District #279 school for part of the day.  Students who do not qualify for special services through District #279 may still receive resource teacher support through an Individual Growth Plan (IGP) at St. John’s Lutheran School.

The school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs.