What schedule options are available in Early Childhood?
How is technology incorporated at each grade level?
Does St. John's have extended care?
Where do St. John's students attend high school?
The average classroom size at St. John’s is 13 students. We cap our PreK-3 classroom at 15 students, our PreK-4 and Kindergarten classrooms at 20 students, and our 1st-8th grade classrooms at 24 students.
The teacher to student ratio is 1:8 in PreK-3, 1:10 in PreK-4 and Kindergarten, and about 1:13 in grades 1-8.
For PreK-3, students must be three-years-old by September 1st, for PreK-4, students must be four-years-old by September 1st, and for Kindergarten, students must be five-years-old by September 1st.
St. John’s does offer financial aid to families based on need. The financial aid application is available when families submit an application to enroll at the school. Over the last four years, families have received anywhere from $600 to $2,000 in financial aid. St. John’s also offers a number of scholarships and families canlearn more at this link.
Your family does not have to be Lutheran to attend St. John’s. In fact, more than one-half of St. John’s families identify as non-Lutheran and attend other Christian churches.
A typical school day begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:15pm. Half-days in PreK-3 & 4 are from 8:15am to 11:30am.
In PreK-3, St. John’s offers a five full-day option, a five half-day option, a three full-day option (M, W, TH), and a three half-day option (M, W, TH). In PreK-4, St. John’s offers a five full-day option, a five half-day option, and a three full-day option (M, W, TH).
Technology is incorporated at each grade level in an age-appropriate way and is based on developmental level. In early childhood, technology is used occasionally to supplement the students’ learning. In grades 1-2, students spend some time learning how to use Chrombooks, which are primarily used for testing throughout the year. In grades 3-5, the time on technology is increased, and about 25%-40% of a typical day is spent using Chromebooks for various activities. Chromebooks in grades 6-8 are used regularly as tools to complete homework, conduct research, and to supplement their learning.
St. John’s before care program begins at 6:45am and the after care program runs till 6pm. St. John’s extended care program provides a safe and nurturing environment for students to play, complete homework, study, relax, and participate in a variety of enriching activities.
Before Care Rates: $21.25/child, $35/two children, $40/three children
After Care Rates till 4:30m: $21.25/child, $35/two children, $40/three children
After Care Rates till 6pm: $40/child, $67.50/two children, $78.75/three children
95% of St. John’s graduates place into their #1 choice of high school. Some of the high schools that St. John’s students regularly attend include Lane Tech, Northside College Prep, Von Steuben, William Howard Taft IB, The Chicago High School for the Arts, DePaul College Prep, Loyola Academy, Chicago International Charter School, and Disney II.