Day School Curriculum Overview 

The St. John's Lutheran School curriculum is Bible centered.  The Christian faith is taught, not as an added subject, but as a way of life and it permeates the total curriculum.  All subjects are taught from a Christian frame of reference and given a Christian interpretation.  The anti-Christian tenets of secular humanism are totally rejected.
As a student progresses through the grades, the chief doctrines of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod are taught and Bible verses and hymns are memorized. Textbooks are evaluated regularly and purchased on the basis of the best available product in any given area. A well rounded program of studies includes religion, language arts, math reading, social studies, science, computer, music, art, outdoor education, and physical education. The curriculum at St. John's meets the requirements of the State of Illinois.

RELIGION

Worship, Bible Study, Catechism, Memory Work, Church History, Service Hours.

MATHEMATICS

Arithmetic, Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and related areas. 

MUSIC

Rhythm, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Participation in Sunday Worship services, Musical Instruments.

ART

Drawing, Painting, Creative Expression, Mixed Media, Appreciation.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading, Phonics, English, Spelling, Literature, Handwriting, Creative writing.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish is taught in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. 

SCIENCE

General Science, Experimental Approach, Health, Safety.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Geography, History, Citizenship, Current Events, US and State Constitutions. 

COMPUTER

Typing skills, Word Processing, Computer generated activities.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Outdoor education opportunities will be provided in the curriculum for children in the middle or upper grades.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Exercise, Physical Fitness, Group Games, Team Sports, Recreation. Gym uniforms are required in grades five through eight (available through the school office).

CONFIRMATION

Our 7th grade students will be taught by the Pastor of St. John's Lutheran School.

OTHER CO-CURRICULLAR ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES 

Fourth through eighth grade students may participate in the Chicago Lutheran School League. 1st through 4th grade students may participate in the basketball league lead by the Athletic Directors of the surrounding Lutheran schools.  Games are played after school and on weekends.

CHEERLEADING

Students in grade three through eight have the opportunity to be on the Cheerleading teams.

CHOIRS

Handbell Choir(s), Vocal Choir(s), Band (Grades 4-8), and instrumental instructions are made available for students in our music program. Choirs will participate in worship services. Band instructions take place throughout the school day and may be involved in weekend competitions and concerts.