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We at St. John strive for academic excellence through our individual attention and smaller class sizes. Most all our students score at proficient or advanced proficient on the Wisconsin mandated assessments.

The curriculum and courses of study at St. John Lutheran School comply with the standards of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the core of the curriculum is our Bible-based religious training program.  Faith permeates all life as we think of God the Father who created us and still preserves us; God the Son our Redeemer from sin and death; and God the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier who helps us show our love to God by using our gifts and talents to help spread the Word of God.

All students will participate in the religious instruction program of the school. Our curriculum offers instruction in: Religion class, 5th-8th Confirmation class, Math, Reading, Science, History, Geography, and Government, Language arts/Writing development, Music, Art, Physical education and Computer science.

Test & Progress Reports
Teachers will assess learning in each subject during the regular classroom schedule.  Standardized testing will be administered each year and a copy of those test results made available to the parent.

Progress reports are issued at the end of the four quarters.  Teachers are expected to inform parents of any difficulties a student is experiencing in achievement.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are usually scheduled after the first quarter and at other times to discuss student progress; this will be done for both the K – 8 and the pre-school.  If parents or teachers wish to have any additional conferences, they may do so by making an appointment with the teacher.  The office staff can help schedule these appointments.

 Academic Achievement                                                                                                                                      

St. John makes an effort to recognize God-given talents, citizenship, and academic achievement in each individual student.  Awards or special recognition include:

  • Regular Church Attendance
  • Perfect School Attendance
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • 7th grade Christian Character Award
  • 8th grade Wilmer Gresens Award (highest GPA from grades 5-8)
  • Presidential Academic Fitness Award (minimum 3.5 GPA)
  • 8th grade American Legion Citizen Award




Chapel Service

Chapel services are held every Wednesday morning from 8:15 – 9:00.  Children are given envelopes to be used for their mission projects chosen for the year. Chapel Services are open to all parents and congregation members. 

Science Fair/ Social Studies Fair 
Every other year St. John Lutheran School will hold either a science fair or a social studies fair.  


We offer choir as a part of our music curriculum.  Students attend music/choir classes once per week.  They are asked to sing at various worship services or public gatherings.  This is a great opportunity to witness their faith.  We encourage attendance.  The goal is to have the school choir sing once a month at St. John Lutheran Church for the congregation.   The choir teacher is in charge of the students when they are singing, the classroom teacher of the participating students are encouraged to attend. 

Field Trips
Field Trips are encouraged as a wonderful educational experiential tool.  All field trips are usually accompanied by a transportation and/or admission charge. 

Extra-Curricular Activities
In keeping with the growth of and self development students at St. John Lutheran School have a variety of extra-curricular activities to enhance the cultural, physical and spiritual advancement and education of our students.   Some extra-curricular activities are sports, music, and yearbook. 

Class Day
The class day begins at 7:45.  Mid-day recess is from 11:10 - 11:45 (optional study hall for 7th & 8th grade students), and lunch is served at 11:50.  Classes are dismissed at 2:45.  Chapel is held each Wednesday from 8:15-9:00.

P.T.L. and $CRIP
Upon enrollment parents are automatically enrolled in the P.T.L. program of the school.  You are not required, but are encouraged to take an active part.  Watch the school newsletters which are sent home on Wednesdays and Thursdays for more information.

The $crip program is one of the main school fund-raisers for the year.  You are invited to take part in this program.  There is nothing to sell.  You simply purchase a gift card to use at a local business, (gasoline, groceries, etc…), and the school receives a certain percent donated by the business.  The other wonderful thing about using $crip is that you can earn credit toward your child’s tuition.  Contact the school office for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are always welcome at the school.  Volunteers are the strength of our program and contribute to the success of our students and school. 

Ideas for volunteering: 

  • Library helper
  • Tutoring
  • Classroom assistance
  • Book fair coordinator
  • Yearbook
  • Photographer
  • Photocopying
  • Collating newsletters
  • Cutting labels
  • Putting up bulletin boards
  • Chaperoning field trips and sporting events
  • Running errands
  • Organizing and submitting classroom book orders
  • Lunchroom server
  • And many other things that make school go smoothly..................

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St. John Lutheran Church & School E10723 County Road Z Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-842-5212