Our vision as a school ministry is to provide a quality, Christ-centered education that also provides a strong academic foundation to prepare all students with 21st century learning skills: collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
To reach our vision, our students will develop into responsible, Christ-centered citizens, who make good decisions and witness their faith to others. We want our professional educators to be well-prepared to teach students in a digital age and have a great understanding of Christian doctrine and practice; the School Board and administration share in the responsibility to ensure that adequate staff development is provided to help keep teachers current and professionally prepared. And our commitment to a quality education program allows St. John’s to be a "school of choice” for many students and families, providing opportunities for every child in our school to grow, learn, and find success in school.
Developing a spirit of trust, partnership, and collaboration with parents plays a vital role in the education of students and within our entire school community. Teachers must show love and respect for the many different family situations, accepting the various learning needs of students and appreciating that not all students will have the same talents, skills, or aptitudes. Being flexible and adapting to meet the individual needs of students is critical to the academic success and spiritual development of all students. Parents must also be cooperative and supportive of the efforts of our faculty and staff and handle conflicts and all situations with Christ-like love.
As partners, it is important that all stakeholders within the St. John’s community (parents, students, faculty, and congregation) display a positive attitude toward our school ministry. Concerns and opportunities for improvement should be addressed in productive ways through the proper channels. All members of the school community play the role of "advocate for the school" and should share our common mission, core values, purpose, and vision. They are responsible for sharing the strengths and positive components of our school ministry to the people of Arnold and beyond.
The end desire for St. John’s Lutheran School is to be "a great school for teaching and learning", providing students with a meaningful, quality preparation for life in a caring and passionate way, producing children who live productive Christian lives of service to our Lord and mankind.