Learning that is tailor-designed for your student.

Students are naturally growth-minded, eager to become life-long learners and achievers. This mindset inspires our educational approach. At St. John, students experience personalized learning tailored to their unique gifts, strengths, and individual needs.



What Personalized Education Looks Like

Individualized Learning

St. John School provides a program structure that enables students to have more voice and choice in the direction of their learning. Students plan their own days in an environment that’s comfortable for them.

Project-Based Learning

Utilizing the project-based approach of instruction provides students with a solid foundation for understanding key concepts and challenges them to take purposeful action with what they are learning.

Social-Emotional Learning

We seek to empower students by fostering a community where they feel supported and encouraged to stretch themselves, dig deeper, and feel comfortable in each learning opportunity.

The St. John School Difference

Research has shown that a project-based, learner-driven approach to education is the most successful at cultivating real-life success skills in students. Results show students performing above grade level and growing in social-emotional skills at exceptional rates.

A Place For Spiritual Growth

Our goal as a top private school in St. Louis County is for each child to develop a relationship with Jesus as their personal Savior and friend. We focus on character development by modeling Christ-like behavior. Through daily Jesus time, prayer, mission projects, and group worship, children learn about God’s love for them and others.

2 Years Old through Jr. Kindergarten

Our Early Childhood Center offers a distinctive Christian preschool program where classrooms are filled with beauty, students’ minds and hands are challenged to think and explore, and teachers radiate love for their students and Jesus.

  • Full- and half-day program options.
  • Exceptional teacher-to-student ratios (7 to 1) as well as teacher assistants in most classes.
  • Faith foundation to develop God-given abilities.
  • Project-based learning with certified teachers in creative design studios.
  • Unique learning opportunities with an introduction to Spanish and computer skills as well as off-site field trips for children starting at 3 years old.

Early Childhood Center

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Students are naturally curious, creative, and eager to learn. At St. John School, Kindergarten–2nd Grade fosters this value through a program that empowers student voice, provides age-appropriate choice, and utilizes hands-on activities that align with our personalized approach. Students experience a private school education that is tailored to their unique gifts, strengths, and individual needs.

  • Equip students for a changing world.
  • Personalize learning around your child’s strengths and needs.
  • Focus on real-life success skills, teaching communication, collaboration, critical thinking skills, as well as how to be self-directing and self-advocating.
  • Encourage the growth of the whole student, academic, emotional, physical, and spiritual.
  • Build a community where students are encouraged to stretch themselves, dig deeper while still being supported.

3rd – 5th Grade

Students enter a studio classroom environment. It’s here they experience increased opportunities for self-direction and self-advocacy. Core content is delivered through a team-teaching approach and in multiple ways (digital and analog methods); reinforced through project-based learning experiences. Academics, real-life success skills, and social-emotional learning skills are prioritized through 1-on-1 advisory time with teachers.

  • Personalized learning tailored to each student’s unique gifts, strengths, and individual needs.
  • Modern, interactive education in a warm, comfortable environment.
  • Cultivation of the whole person – academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
  • Life success skills development that prepares students to be communicators, collaborators, and critical thinkers.
  • A supportive community, where students are encouraged to stretch themselves, dig deeper, and feel comfortable.

6th – 8th Grade

As students enter upper-grade levels, they continue to hone the success skills they have been learning as they prepare for their transition to high school. Students experience a rigorous, personalized curriculum, rotating through different learning spaces and teachers, and real-life project work that reinforces core concepts and competencies. Students continue to build independence and self-regulation by taking greater ownership of their schedules and coursework. The upper-grade levels have an increased focus on social-emotional learning to help students become confident learners and leaders in any high school environment.

  • Students in 6th grade begin exploring electives.
  • Students in grades 7 – 8 experience a full rotational block schedule.
  • Continued growth in communication skills, problem solving, creativity and faith during this important time in their lives.


Do students need to bring laptops to class?

Students in 3rd-8th grade bring a personal technology device of their choosing as part of the regular school supply list. If you’re looking for updated and specific information regarding our middle school BYOD program, please reference the “Introduction to BYOD” course found at our school community’s Canvas site.

What is the BYOD program at St. John?

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. Each student can bring a computer of their choice to use during school. This program aligns with our school technology philosophy which states: At St. John Lutheran School, it is our intent to equip students to be life-long, creative, and innovative learners within the context of digital age skills and tools. As citizens of a world beyond our walls, the characteristics of life-long learning and creative and innovative thinking are key skills needed to provide students with a digital-age education. To this end, technology is our tool of choice.

Learn More About BYOD

Are there extracurricular classes at St. John School?

Yes, we have many extracurricular activities for students to explore.


Is St. John School accredited?

St. John School is accredited at the state, national, and international levels. St. John is also a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School belonging to the Lutheran Elementary School Association and American Christian School International agencies.


Schedule a Tour

Schedule a time to tour St. John School and discover how personalized learning can maximize your child’s potential.