May 10, 2007
St. John Lutheran School in New Orleans, Louisiana is the best school I have ever come into contact with. My son attended St. John Lutheran from Kindergarten through the very beginning of 3rd grade, when Hurricane Katrina flooded the school and forced its closing. They've since re-opened, but only with the primary grades, so I had to send my son to another school. But he would not be going to the school he is attending right now if St. John Lutheran didn't suffer its fate and was able to fully re-open to all grades. I still live in the same neighborhood, and every time I pass by St. John Lutheran, all I can say to myself is 'I want my school back!' I wish with all my heart and soul that my son was still able to attend there. From day one, as parents sending their young child off to 'big school' for the first time, we were met by the staff of St. John Lutheran with warmth, kindness, understanding, and welcoming arms and hearts. The faculty of St. John Lutheran and the families associated with it are some of the most amazing people we have ever met and have had the privilege to work with. Our son received the utmost in Christian and academic training at St. John and, along with his parents, became part of a much larger entity: a true family that nurtured, guided, taught, loved, and inspired every single day. I cannot say enough about what a fabulous educational and Christian organization St. John Lutheran is. I pray for them every day in their efforts to re-establish their place in Mid-City New Orleans as a beacon of hope to the community and its children. If I could send my son back to school there tomorrow, I would without a moment's hesitation. St. John Lutheran is quality, Christian-based education but, more importantly, a loving, caring family-oriented place that is a true blessing to all who are associated with it.
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