St. John Evangelical Lutheran School

Nurturing the roots of lifelong literacy

St. John Lutheran School has served local families by providing a quality, faith-based education to students since 1855. Our early childhood, lower elementary, and upper elementary students experience a balance of digital and offline, indoor and outdoor, individualized and collaborative learning. The school day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 2:45 pm. Bus transportation is available for families in the Random Lake School District. We also offer before school, after school, and summer care to meet the scheduling needs of our families. 


St. John’s Lutheran School, Random Lake, is opening an infant care room as soon as possible. Immediate full or part-time positions are available. The ideal candidate has EC-I and/or EC-II certification or willingness to acquire, can pass a background check, is a team-player, follows directions, is detail-oriented, easily develops a rapport with parents and children, and has reliable transportation. If you have experience or interest in any of these positions, please contact Marla Kipp at 994-9190 or [email protected]

Infant care available soon at St. John’s Lutheran School, Random Lake. Call or email now (920.994.9190 or [email protected]) to reserve your child’s spot.

Early Childhood – Jr. PreK-Kindergarten

4K student building lego skyscraper

Our early childhood program offers flexible fullday and half-day schedules for Junior PreK (18 mos.+), 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten. Teachers use a unified competency-based assessment plan to share progress with parents within the five domains of the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. In additional to literacy development activities, students learn and grow through art, music, physical education, and weekly chapel. Time spent outdoors is a priority.

Literacy Focus: Biblical, traditional (reading, writing, speaking, listening), mathematical

Lower Elementary – Grades 1-4

1st grade math learning activity in classroom

Experienced teachers guide lower elementary students to develop spiritually, academically, socially, and artistically. Small class sizes allow for individualized attention to student growth. Students have access to current digital learning tools with 1:1 technology device ratios.

Literacy Focus: Musical, visual, digital, environmental + Biblical, traditional, mathematical

Upper Elementary – Grades 5-8

Grades 5-8 math students with flexible seating

Upper elementary students experience an academic environment intentionally designed to ease the transition from elementary to high school with the guidance of a lead teacher and departmentalized teachers for religion, math, and music. To meet unique student needs and prepare them for a wide range of high school approaches, students participate daily in digital and offline, collaborative and individual learning activities.

Literacy Focus: Media, information, financial, community + Biblical, traditional, mathematical, musical, visual, digital, environmental

Tuition and Fees (2020-2021)

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PreK Fees

Jr. PreK$20 per half day
3K$13 per half day
4K$11 per half day

Child Care Rates
– Includes Summer care, before/after care, and days off school care.

Jr. PreK$20 per half day
3K/4K$4.20 per hour
K-8$3.20 per hour

St. John Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the church and school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 

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Summer Care at St. John

Summer childcare is available for children going into 3K-8th grade Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM- 6PMthroughout June, July, and August. Summer care for children attending Junior PreK (18 mos.+) at St. John Lutheran School in 2019-2020 may be available upon request as staffing allows. Care is provided by a combination of faculty and summer … Continue reading Summer Care at St. John

Our Staff

Rev. Christopher GillespiePastor & Catechist Pr. Christopher R. Gillespie was ordained into the Office of Holy Ministry on July 25, A+D 2010. He earned a Masters of Divinity in 2009 from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has previously served congregations in Indiana and Chicago. Pastor and his wife, Anne, have been blessed with nine children. He … Continue reading Our Staff