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Our School

Our Statements

mission statement

Delivering the restorative hope of Jesus

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Purpose statement

St. John’s student scholars communicate and collaborate effectively, think critically, and use creativity throughout their academic and fine art learning. Scholars use technology and digital media responsibly and innovatively across subjects and 21st century themes to build life and learning skills. St. John’s student scholars and staff deliver the restorative hope of Jesus through connecting to God, growing together, and sharing Christ. They make responsible decisions to grow in understanding and appreciation of God’s diverse creation and people.

Vision Statement

With Christ as our leader, St. John’s student scholars will use the 4Cs to engage actively and deeply in learning, while using technology to augment and transform their learning outcomes. St. John’s faculty will integrate Christian faith and use research-based teaching and innovative technology to bring core subjects and cross-curricular themes to life for deep student learning.

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OUR SCHOOL

Our school was founded in 1882. St. John's is one of approximately 880 elementary schools under the support of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, and is located within the Pacific Southwest District.

We are blessed to have 807 total students for the 2020-2021 school year. That breaks down to 685 students K-8, and 122 students in preschool.

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Student Learner Outcomes

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St. John’s student scholars communicate and collaborate effectively, think critically, and use creativity through out their academic and fine art learning.

critical thinking
Creativity
Collaboration
Communication

Student Learner Outcomes

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St. John’s student scholars use technology and digital media responsibly and innovatively across subjects and 21st century themes to build life and learning skills.

Innovative
Responsible

Student Learner Outcomes

3/3

St. John’s student scholars and staff deliver the restorative hope of Jesus through connecting to God, growing together, and sharing Christ. They make responsible decisions to grow in understanding and appreciation of God’s diverse creation and people.

Faithful servants
Responsible citizens

WHAT WE BELIEVE

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God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

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By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

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The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

St. John's Lutheran Church and School is focused first and foremost on the gospel of Jesus Christ. This gospel declares to us that God isn't angry, wrathful or disassociated from his people. Rather God, through his Son Jesus Christ, is shown to be merciful, forgiving, loving and deeply committed to mankind in a personal manner.

The focus of our teaching is from the Holy Bible which we confess is the inspired Word of God. The Bible dictates all of our teaching and practice. We believe that the Bible's main purpose is to show us Jesus and that through Jesus we have eternal life. (John 20:21-22)  Our sermons and studies are filled with the Good News of God's love and are rooted in the Word of God.

St. John's teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

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EMBRACING A LIFE OF SERVICE

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When we SHARE Christ, our hearts are in the right place and we are becoming more and more like Christ. You have influence among those around you: family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, community members, etc. God has placed these people in your path that you might be his representative, a messenger of his grace and mercy. It is important for you to know that God has empowered you with His Holy Spirit; He has trusted you and He will work through you to influence his children around you.

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As we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, we cannot help but overflow with a life of service. There are abundant opportunities for us to serve others all around us. We want to help guide you on that journey, as you discover how he plans to use you as an agent of his grace and a proclaimer of the Gospel message.

Please scroll down for opportunities to serve in school and church ministries here at St. John's. Click on the contact's name for their email link.

St. John’s Lutheran School is accredited by:

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Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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National Lutheran School Accreditation — Exemplary Award

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Pacific Southwest District — LCMS