St. John’s Lutheran School provides the secure, nurturing environment that elementary school-age children need to explore and experiment. Our Christian-based programs strive to instill a life-long love of learning and a quest for knowledge among elementary school students from Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Our reading program uses sight words, contextual clues, and phonics. The goal of our math program is to develop a solid foundation through hands-on experiences and discussion. Students learn to excel in solving problems, engaging ideas and creating solutions. Our students become active thinkers, makers and explorers of ideas. They accomplish this through academic skill development, imaginative abstract thinking, and organization and discipline.
Students are taught in self-contained classrooms with some departmentalization. Students annually celebrate a variety of traditional and special events. Parents are always welcome to participate in class activities.
Students and parents have the opportunity to visit sights that are currently being taught in fourth grade. This is also the ﬁrst overnight experience students have as a grade group, and the excitement on the plane ride to Sacramento and on the buses together with their teachers and Principal is absolutely palpable!
Students will visit the California State Capitol Building and surrounding gardens, Sutter's Fort, James Marshall Gold Discovery Park (where they will pan for gold and make a leather pouch tokeep their treasures), Old Sacramento Waterfront, California State Railroad Museum, and the Old Yellow School House. Free time is given in Old Sacramento to explore this historic district.
Cost for this trip is approximately $800.00. The price includes admission to all sites visited, round-trip airfare, ground transportation, lodging, one breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner. It is important to us that all students participate in the program. Students in need of ﬁnancial assistance should contact the school ofﬁce.
The Revolutionary War Overnight on the grounds of Colonial Chesterﬁeld at Riley’s Farm combines a Revolutionary War Adventure with living history fun in a ”New England farmstead” from the 18th century. During the stay, students can expect plenty of authentic characters, great food, fun activities and contests with delicious prizes!
Students will explore some of the farm’s vast 760 acres by reconnoitering the top of a local hill and standing watch for the British army, skirmishing with the redcoats, enjoying a full meal accompanied by live 18th century music in the Hawkshead Public House, and to top it all off, an inspirational visit by the legendary Patrick Henry, while rounding out the evening with apple crisp!
The cost is approximately $185.00. The price includes transportation by bus, meals, and registration for the program. It is important to us that all students participate in the program. Students in need of ﬁnancial assistance should contact the school ofﬁce.