What We Do


“Shaping lives for Christian service through academic excellence."

- Our Mission

St. John Lutheran School (SJL) is a coeducational institution that offers a Christ-centered alternative to public schools for residents of Plymouth and the surrounding communities. As a distinctively Christian school, we encourage each student to grow and mature in mind, body, and spirit. While we are proudly affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, we welcome students of all faiths including those without a church home.

What Makes Our School Different?

St. John Lutheran School uses the absolute truths found in the Bible as the foundation for everything that we do. Moral values are modeled, taught, and encouraged. We teach students to be good stewards of God’s created world, to value life as given by God, to serve others in joy, and that eternal life in heaven awaits as God’s free gift for all believers.

St. John Lutheran School is Christ's ministry and mission to the…


Studying scripture on a daily basis helps the student form a personal relationship with our Savior. The students experience God's love, forgiveness, and grace, which allow them to share those experiences with their peers.


Christian education reinforces what is taught in a Christian home. Three key institutions that shape a child are the home, the church, and the school. Children are served best when all three institutions guide them in the same direction.


Christians are to edify other Christians. Christ instructed His disciples to "teach them to observe all things." This Scriptural command and tenet of the Lutheran Confessions can be more effectively met in a full-time Christian school.

Christian Worldview

A secular worldview encourages people to look inward for answers to life’s challenges.  Secular psychology often claims that each person is basically good. A proper Christian worldview, as taught by St John Lutheran School, holds that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and that a Christian looks outward to God for the answers to life’s challenges.

“Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” – Colossians 2: 6-8