Testing. Our school administers the online NWEA MAP Growth testing program to students in Grades K-8. MAP Growth is given three times each year to measure academic growth in reading and math.
ACADEMICS and TESTING
Learning and Instruction at St. John’s:
enable students to be active in their learning
recognize and celebrate individual differences and creativity
encourage growth of the whole child
create a collaborative process among teachers, students, families, and the community
focus on both content and skills
Students attending St. John's consistently score above the national average in standardized testing. Our 8th grade graduates are readily accepted into Lutheran High School South and all local high schools, often moving right into various honors and Advanced Placement classes.
We are committed to an excellent education for your child. Our curriculum meets or exceeds national and Missouri learning standards and it provides students with a Christian education that prepares them to live complete lives of service to God and others.
Religious Life. Students attend religion classes, participate in daily classroom devotions and prayers, and attend weekly chapels. The religion curriculum is based on Lutheran teachings; families of other Christian churches find that St. John’s provides great support to raise their children in the Christian faith.
Textbooks and other learning materials are chosen to support our curriculum goals on the basis of their educational value. When there is disharmony between Biblical teaching and the textbook, teachers at St. John’s are trained to handle the difference in line with our school’s mission.