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Administrator's Welcome

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I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you.  While I trust that you will find the information on this website helpful, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us.  It would be our privilege to meet with you and learn more about you.  As you learn more about the story of St. John Lutheran School, I’m confident that you will envision exciting possibilities ahead.

At St. John, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of academic excellence, grounded in a nurturing Christian environment. Our institution stands as a beacon of educational excellence, where students are not only encouraged to strive for academic success but also to grow spiritually and morally in accordance with Christian values.  God’s Word is our source of truth, and we are committed to a Christ-centered school ministry that lies at the heart of everything we do. 

Our dedicated faculty members are the cornerstone of our school's success. They bring passion, expertise, and unwavering commitment to their roles, ensuring that every student receives the support and guidance they need to reach their full potential. With a focus on fostering critical thinking skills, creativity, and intellectual curiosity, our educators inspire students to think deeply, question boldly, and explore the world around them with an open mind.

We recognize that family engagement is critical, and it goes beyond simply attending parent-teacher conferences or school events.  It’s about forging meaningful connections, fostering open communication, and actively participating in your child's educational journey. Your involvement, support, and encouragement play a vital role in shaping the experiences and outcomes of our students.

Furthermore, research has shown that students whose families are actively engaged in their education demonstrate higher levels of academic achievement, improved attendance, and enhanced social-emotional well-being. By fostering a culture of collaboration and partnership, we not only enrich the educational experience of our students but also strengthen the fabric of our entire school community.

I am proud to announce that St. John is accredited by National Lutheran School Accreditation as well as Cognia, a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in education. This accreditation reaffirms our dedication to meeting and exceeding rigorous standards of academic quality and institutional effectiveness, providing our students with a world-class education that is recognized and respected both nationally and internationally.

Our graduating seniors are also a testament to our success.  They continuously receive acceptance and scholarships at numerous colleges, universities, and vocational institutions.  Of course most of them stay in Florida; however, they also take advantage of higher education opportunities out-of-state.  This year, full-ride scholarships were offered from Columbia, Princeton, and Yale. 

As we embark on this journey together, let us embrace the opportunities for growth, learning, and collaboration that await us. Together, as a unified community, we will continue to uphold the values of academic excellence, integrity, and compassion that define St. John Lutheran School.

I invite you to explore our website, engage with our faculty and staff, and discover the many opportunities that await you.  Together, let us inspire minds, shape hearts, and transform lives.

God’s peace,

Jim Knoepfel

School Administrator

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