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Welcome to the Zion St. John website! I am Jared Kirkeby, the principal at Zion St. John Lutheran School. It is my belief that all children deserve a quality education and have access to all learning opportunities. At ZSJ we have high expectations in the classroom and around the school. We are a community of learners that promote academic excellence. We provide a safe, welcoming, and Christian environment for our students.

Jared Kirkeby ZSJ Principal
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  • We know there are many options when it comes to choosing a school for your children.  This can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. We want to answer any questions you have, as well as, explain why we feel a Christian education meets the needs of the whole child. 

ZSJ Falcon News

  • Boys Basketball

    Boys Basketball

    2023 Boys basketball is coached by Austin Sweeney and Beau Lange. The boys received 3rd place at the Dension Tournament this year. Keep up the good

  • Girls Basketball

    Girls Basketball

    2023 Girls Basketball is coached by Karlee Ohrt and Kylee Massmann. The girls received 3rd place at the Dension Tournament. Good job,

  • 23-24 School Supply List

    23-24 School Supply List

    As July comes to a close, you might consider checking out the school supply list for the 2023-2024 school

You'll like what you see

Where do we even begin? It is hard to summarize all of the resons why we love ZSJ into a few short sentences. The most important aspect, we feel, is that our daughter is recieving a Christian-based education. She is learning lessons that will stick with her far into life past her school years. Students are taught respect and morals--a priority at ZSJ. The teachers are second-to-none. They take a personal interest in each individual student; the small class size helps with that. Teachers push (encourage) each child to excel accademically. As parents, we love the tight-nit family feel. Take a look at ZSJ...we think you'll like what you see!
Jeff & Georgette Ebel, Parents
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Zion-St. John Providing a Christian atmosphere that strives to develop each student's spiritual, intellectual, and emotional growth.

Zion-St. John's roots can be traced back to the 1800's.  St. John Lutheran Church of Germantown founded its school in 1879.  Twenty-five years later, Zion Lutheran Church of Paullina organized its Christian day school.  Both schools provided excellent opportunities to give daily instruction in Christian teachings for its students from Kindergarten through Grade Eight. In 1976 the two schools consolidated to form Zion-St. John.  Though the schools have a long history, the education provided is definitely not old-fashioned.