As our world continues to face constant turmoil, it is more important than ever that we teach our children at a young age to trust in our Lord and Savior. In a Christian environment along with a strong academic structure we can learn to work through trials and tribulations with the backing of the Gospel, teaching us ways to live in a turbulent world. Keeping worldly distractions to the side of what is really important and that can easily be considered as "normal" but do not always fit into a Christian lifestyle. Surrounding our children with a Christian environment of prayer, superior teaching skills and Christian role models we can continue to keep our eye on the cross and not waver from it. May God bless our efforts as we work with His children at St. John's Lutheran School.

Our Mission

St. John's Lutheran School exists to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to assist families in following our Lord's commands to provide sound Christian training for children.

"...Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14

"And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children..." Deuteronomy 6:6-7

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it..." Proverbs 22:6


Our Philosophy

We, at St. John's Lutheran School in Buckley, Illinois, believe that each child is a child of GOD; created by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, empowered by the congregation and supported by the children's parents, we teach using integrated developmentally appropriate methods and practices. Our goal is to fulfill each child's potential by teaching excellence in character, education, and leadership throughout the curriculum using sound Lutheran doctrinal principles based upon scriptural truth.