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The Lutheran Church believes in the importance of education.

"You parents cannot prepare a more dependable treasure for your children than an education in the liberal arts. House and home may burn down and disappear, but an education is easy to carry off."
—Martin Luther

St. John's Lutheran School has enjoyed over 64 years of educating young minds. We are one of over 1,632 Lutheran Day Schools operated by congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We are a ministry of St. John's Lutheran Church of Grand Haven, Michigan.

kids We offer preschool, kindergarten, and grades first through eighth. Our curriculum complies with the standards of the State of Michigan and the Michigan District of the Lutheran Schools. The areas of learning we offer include: Religion, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. We also offer Physical Education, Media, Music, Choir, Art, Drama, and Band. We also have a full computer lab. We have athletic opportunities on campus and in conjunction with the Grand Haven Area Public Schools.

In setting us apart from other schools it is important to know that our teachers are professionally trained in Christian, synodical schools and certified by the State of Michigan. We are a sponsored and supported ministry of St. John's Lutheran Church in Grand Haven, Michigan. We are accountable to the Department of Education of the Michigan District of Lutheran Schools. Our curriculum is permeated by a Christian philosophy of education including daily instruction in religion and continuous training in Christian living.

kids reading We maintain a Christian School to fulfill a fundamental need––to help parents carry out their God-given responsibility to bring up their child "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." By doing this we also fulfill our instruction from Jesus to "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20a.

Lutheran schools give parents the opportunity to exercise their rights to religious freedom, even in their choice of their child's school. We have a tradition of excellence. Our mission is to educate the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, mentally, academically, and physically. We prepare children to succeed as moral, responsible, future leaders in their church and community.