Academics & Activities


Sports Philosophy

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The philosophy of the St. John’s Lutheran School after-school sports program is an extension of the overall philosophy of the school. Through athletics we hope to prepare students for full participation in their adult lives. We, as coaches and school officials, seek to develop the values which determine the athlete’s relationship with self, others and ultimately with God.

Participation in the St. John's organized sports program is voluntary. It is a privilege, and a participant has the responsibilities of courtesy and sportsmanship on the playing field and at school. St. John’s sees the organized sports experience as a platform for developing athletic, social and spiritual skills.

St. John’s Lutheran School recognizes the value of participation in athletic activities, not only for physical fitness, but in sportsmanship, team building and leadership development, as well. It is the intent of St. John’s to provide this opportunity to students who meet and maintain eligibility based on academic, behavioral, and physical qualifications.

Students in grades five (5) through eight (8) have numerous opportunities to participate in after-school athletics.

Team Schedules

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Fall Sports

Boys — Flag Football

Girls — Volleyball, Cheerleading (6th, 7th and 8th grade)

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Winter Sports

Boys — Basketball

Girls — Basketball,  Cheerleading (6th, 7th and 8th grade)

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Spring sports

Boys — Volleyball

Girls — Flag Football (8th grade only)

Boys and Girls — Track

If you would like additional information, please contact Athletic Director Dave Stuewe at 714-288-4406.

Special Athletic Activites

St. John’s Invitational Basketball Tournament





For over 50 years, St. John’s has hosted a 7th and 8th grade boys basketball tournament that takes place in the Walker Hall gym. In recent years, there have been 16 teams competing. We also have a small snack bar run by volunteers, with proceeds benefiting the school. Contact Dave Stuewe

Track & Field Day

Grades K-4th participate in a fun day filled with events designed to encourage, engage and energize their bodies. Events include the 50, 75, 100 and 200 yd dash, long jump, standing long jump, jump rope, shoe kick, softball throw, and hot shot basketball throw. Parent volunteers are needed to record times, distances, etc. and to organize and wrangle kids!

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Physical Education (PE) Classes


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Do you not know that in a race all the runners run,but only one gets the prize?
Run in such a way as to get the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24


The St. John’s Athletic Booster Club (ABC) was created in 2014 and is organized and operated for the charitable purpose of promoting and supporting St. John’s Lutheran School athletics and participating athletes.

ABC events include representation at the Annual Ice Cream Social, representation at St. John's tournaments, and an end of year Athletic Banquet. Other events and fundraisers are being discussed, so watch your email for an announcement!

We are always looking for people to serve in support of St. John's Athletic Booster Club. If you are interested, please contact ABC President Amy Maas.

Please support St. John’s outstanding athletic program by becoming a St. John’s Booster Club Sponsor. Donations support uniforms, supplies, referee and tournament fees, rental expenses and underwrite the end of the year Sports Banquet. With your tax deductible sponsorship, you will be recognized on the sponsor banner in the gym for helping continue the tradition of developing St. John’s student athletes learning to do God’s work through sports. Please click the link below for more information.