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St. John Lutheran School

Private | PK-6 | 120 students

We are best known for quality Christian education.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $103,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,010.

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Posted July 12, 2013

St. John Lutheran School is a great school! My children love going to school there. There is a good system for school to home communication so I always know what my children are learning about and how they are doing. I feel that the school is staffed with very caring, nurturing, Christian people and that my children are provided with an excellent learning environment and a quality curriculum. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a school that provides a quality Christian, faith based education. The small class sizes are very beneficial for students and they are given the individual attention they need. The students are provided with many different hands on experiences and activities that help them in their learning. I am glad my children have such a good school to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

St. John is a wonderful school. It is a melting pot of families from many different backgrounds where young children receive not only an excellent education but love and spiritual guidance. The teachers are all well trained and devoted to creating an enriching environment for the children. Principal Gonski and the teachers make communication with parents a high priority. The school is striving to keep up with current technology and offer the children a wide variety of educational experiences. I would recommend St. John Lutheran to anyone looking for a great education for their children from Pre-school through 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

Excellent school - Faith based as well as academic!! Very personable and has a close relationship with the parents. Would recommend this school it is great in every aspect!! My granddaughter attended this school and I feel she was able to learn more about her relationship with Jesus and also learned to value friendships and also gained a lot from her teacher in every aspect.


Posted April 3, 2008

I was a teacher at St. John until I had to relocate due to Hurricane Katrina. I loved working at St. John and have many fond memories and experiences. The teachers there were and still are dedicated to the school and the families they serve. This school is the perfect place for your child to receive a loving, Christ-centered, quality education by caring and well-qualified professionals. The Principal and Kindergarten teachers are both close personal friends of mine and have given unyieldingly of their time, energy, and money to help rebuild St. John. They have done an incredible job and St. John is blessed to have them there. Their faith and witnessing to church and school families shows just how much they care. I treasure my time spent there and know that not only is St. John growing to meet their former glory, but I know it will soon surpass it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2007

I attended St. John Lutheran School from Kindergarten until the middle of sixth grade, when my family decided to move. All of my years spent here were happy ones. I had many great teachers, who prepared me academically and mentally for each successive year of my schooling. I felt like I was a part of a family at this school, and was accepted not only by teachers and administration, but also my peers. I was able to make and sustain some strong, lasting friendships from my years spent at St. John. The faith-based environment that is promoted at this school creates a wonderful learning environment that inspired me to grow and to become a teacher myself. St. John Lutheran School is a wonderful place for any child to learn and grown in many aspects of development.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 15, 2007

St. John Lutheran School is an amazing school. The teachers and staff are dedicated to helping each student grow academically, spiritually, and socially. The small class sizes allow the teacher to individualize classroom education. As a former teacher of St. John, I would recommend this school to anyone. I recently needed to relocate, but I am blessed to have taught at St. John.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2007

My involvement with St. John Lutheran School began in 1986 when my first child started Kindergarten there. Since then, and up until Katrina, I was a part of the St. John family. And a family it is. If you want your precious little ones in a safe, caring, nurturing, Christian environment, St. John is the place for you. Just as importantly, the teachers have years of experience and are committed to working with each and every child to ensure his/her success. The principal has shown untiring dedication and leadership through the aftermath of Katarina and beyond. I have two children who went to St. John-one is now a junior at UNO majoring in Biology, and one just graduated from Rummel. This school is a gem tucked away in Mid-City. If you work in town, or live nearby, don't pass it by!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 14, 2007

St. John Lutheran School was a wonderful place for my children. They both went there from Kindergarten on up to 8th grade and had a great experience. They had sports teams that taught them how to be good winners and good losers. They were able to participate in many other activities but always put their academics first. They were very successful in high school and now in college. I miss St. John and the small family feeling. The teachers and administration were there whenever I needed their advice and support. My children grew academically, physically and spiritually. I will always be grateful to St. John for all they did for my children - and for me. I pray God continues to bless this school until it is once again a PreK to 8th grade school that provides Mid-City with the kind of Christian education families need and are looking for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

I am an alumnus of St. John Lutheran School, and I started there in K. I loved St. John mostly because of the small classes. Everyone knew everyone, no matter which grade you were in. I was even friends with Pre-schoolers when I was in 8th grade. Everyone was connected and it had a very 'homey' feel to it. The teachers were always great and demanded the most from every student. I was also involved with all of the extracurriculars St. John had. I ended up going to Jesuit High School where I graduated with an accumulated 3.8 GPA, and had participated in multiple extracurriculars. I have no doubt that St. John is the reason I was so well prepared, and well trained to succeed in school. Even though Katrina devastated the school, after their reconstruction it looks even better than it did when I went there. Makes me jealous. Ha.


Posted May 11, 2007

Both my children graduated from St. John before Hurricane Katrina.Our years there were wonderful.The academic program is excellent, giving them a strong foundation for high school.Teachers were dedicated and hard working and parents were very involved and supportive.Extracurricular activities were cooperative activities between students/staff/parents. This is a wonderful school that truly is the 'village' helping to raise our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

We loved St. John Lutheran. The only reason we areno longer there is because of Hurricane Katrina. We had planned to be there until 8th grade. My daughter had been in this school since PK. The academics were excellent and all of the teachers were committed to delivering a high level of education. The parents were very, very involved in the PTL. They did many great things for the school. There was always some activity available for the students to be involved in during the school year. We would be back if the hurricane had not come to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

My name is brenda bushong... In 18 years at St.John my children and i had a wonderful experience, it was, and it is a wonderful school, i have 4 children, one just graduated from lsu and the other one will be graduating in 2 years they were in st john from pk to 8th grade, and not only it is a great christian school but acadamicaly as well, if it wasn't for katrina my young children would be there too, they both were there till 8-26-05, and they miss their school and teachers very much,if it is a oportunity to go back, my children will go back to St john, with out any doubt, St John was a blessing to us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

I strongly encourage checking the sources of these ratings before reading them. I personally know BBushong and know that her dedication and love for St. John Lutheran is beyond that of any other. She now lives in a different state because of Huricane Katrina and misses St. John more than ever. MGalley
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2007

I went to school at St. John all of my life. Every year I was blessed with a great teacher. My entire family went to St. John and I have many life long friends that I have made from being so involved. It provided the foundation for a great future. A future that started at St. John.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 29, 2005

this is a great school. the classes are small so the students are taught very well. all of our teachers are certified. there are computer classes, and seversl kinds of sports includibg volleyball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading and track. the PTL is involved with all of the activities of the school and the day schoolboard is also.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 45%
White 23% 47%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • LEA's New Early Childhood Educator of the Year- J. Hicks (2010)
  • LCMS-SD Early Childhood Teacher of the Year- J. Bedard (2010)
  • LCMS-SD Early Childhood Teacher of the Year- P. Wood (2007)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Bethany Gonski
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
Fax number
  • (504) 482-2101

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Enrichment Classes
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • St. John offers a quality Christian education for children throughout the greater New Orleans area. Our convenient Mid-City location is desirable for parents working in the city, wherever they may reside. St. John parents have peace of mind knowing that their children are safe and busy learning.
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
No.
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3937 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Phone: (504) 488-6641

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