Our School at a Glance

St. John's provides a Christ - centered education for children in 4 Year Old Kindergarten through grade 8 in a safe, caring environment.

St. John's Lutheran School teaches children through strong academic programs using up-to-date and innovative methods and materials.  Our school is able to provide a low student - teacher ratio.


 

What can you expect at St. John's?

  • Children arrive at St. John's beginning at 8:00 AM.  Bussing is provided by the Waupun and Randolph School Districts.
  • Classes begin at 8:15 AM.
  • Each classroom follows its own schedule.
  • Classes are divided into multi-age classrooms.  Our classrooms are divided into the following groups:  4K & 5K, Gr. 1 - 2, Gr. 3 - 5, and Gr. 6 - 8.  Please see below for some of the advantages of multi-age classrooms.
  • The children have a milk break mid-morning.
  • Our extended learning teacher teaches Social Studies, Science, and Spelling to grades 5 - 6 four mornings a week.  He also provides extended learning opportunites as deemed appropriate by the classroom teachers.
  • The 4K children have classes on Monday through Friday from 8:15 - 11:00 AM.  At 11:00 AM, the 4K children are dismissed to their busses or caregivers. The 5K children join the 1st and 2nd grade class in the afternoon.
  • Children in grades 5K - 8 may purchase hot lunch two days a month (ususally on Thursday).  The children bring their lunches for the other days of the week and eat in our Fellowship Hall. Children have the option of purchasing milk for lunch.
  • Dismissal is at 3:05 PM.  Once again the children go home on the appropriate buses, with caregivers, or walk home if they are within walking distance.


What are some benefits of multi-age classrooms?
  • Children are able to spend more than one year with the same teacher. This allows the 
    teacher to develop a deeper understanding of a child’s strengths and needs, and is therefore 
    in a better position to support the child’s learning.
  • Children develop a sense of family with their classmates. They become a "family of 
    learners" who support and care for each other.
  • Older children have the opportunity to serve as mentors and to take leadership roles.
  • Older children model more sophisticated approaches to problem solving.
See Some Benefits of Multi-Age Grouping by The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) for more information on Multi-Age Grouping.

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Will my child be prepared for high school after attending St. John's?
  • St. John's students are tested through national testing programs and have traditionally scored above average.  Please contact the Principal for information concerning test scores.
  • WELS schools are known for academic sucess.  Please see the attached article.


Where do students attend high school after graduating from St. John's?
  • St. John's Congregation is a member of the Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) Association.  This is a Lutheran High School in Fond du Lac, WI.  Many of our students attend WLA.
  • Some students attend Luther Preparatory School (LPS) in Watertown, WI.  
  • Students may opt to attend Waupun Area High School, Randolph High School, or Beaver Dam High School, according to their residence or open-enrollment choices.
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