Equipping God's Children to Take on the WORLD!
Welcome! We're so glad you're here! St. John's Lutheran Ministries operates a Preschool - 8th grade school that has proudly served families in the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley since 1983. St. John's-Hemet is one of 133 Lutheran schools served by the Pacific-Southwest District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; as such, we have access to an astounding array of resources available to our staff and families. St. John's-Hemet offers a warm, safe, friendly environment that prepares our students for the rigors of high school and their lives beyond.
St. John's Lutheran School is a WASC/NLSA Accredited School
St. John’s School Philosophy
St. John’s Lutheran School, operating as a mission outreach of St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, holds these beliefs as our philosophical framework:
* We believe that the primary purpose of St. John’s Lutheran School is to share the gospel message of our savior, Jesus Christ with the children and families that we serve.
* We believe that each child is a gift from God, with unique talents and a purpose designed by their Creator.
* We believe academic success is dependent on a rigorous instructional program that is relevant and responsive to student needs.
St. John’s School Mission
St. John’s Lutheran School will serve the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley as a Christian school of academic excellence, committed to:
* Shaping disciples of Jesus Christ
* Preparing students to be Godly leaders and confident scholars
* Implementing research-based teaching and learning strategies
* Helping students recognize and nurture their God-given gifts and talents
What exactly does Lutheran mean?
Lutherans are Christians; believers in Christ Jesus who respond to the love of the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, revealed in the Word of God, the Bible. The teaching of Martin Luther can be summarized in three phrases: GRACE alone, FAITH alone, SCRIPTURE alone. Every Christian denomination has its unique emphasis within the Body of Christ; for Lutherans, it's GRACE!
Does the school offer extended care?
Yes. Our school offers extended care from 6:45am-8:20am and from 3:00-6:00pm Monday - Friday. We also offer "Vacation Camps" during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Presidents Day, and Spring break periods.
Does the school offer a Hot Lunch program?
Yes. We offer hot lunch 5 days a week. A Hot Lunch calendar will be sent home with your child and you can choose which lunch you would like to purchase for your child. The cost for each pre-purchased lunch is $3.50. Emergency hot lunch is also available for a cost of $5.00.
Does St. John's have a PTA?
Yes, St. John's Parent-Teacher League meets monthly and is an organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation at St. John's-Hemet. This organization is responsible for planning and managing the majority of our annual school fundraising events. They also arrange for school assemblies and support the students and teachers in the classroom.
Does St. John's Lutheran School use Common Core?
Common Core is not a curriculum model; Common Core is a set of standards. California has adopted Common Core; St. John’s adapts these standards to fit our educational model. Relying on Godly wisdom and discernment, St. John’s administrative and teaching staff makes reasoned judgments about the instruction implemented. Our student learning outcomes provide excellent guidelines for rigorous academic instruction to meet or exceed the academic requirements for each grade level.
21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. Our goals include developing critical and creative thinking, communication skills and collaborative learning opportunities. As part of the effort to address these skills, St. John's-Hemet is excited to implement a new educational technology plan in 2015-2016. Partnering with the Beyond Technology Education team, we will implement a plan integrating relevant, available and future technologies into the classroom curriculum; training and guiding students to use technology for learning purposes; and assessing, coaching and supporting classroom teachers.