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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

A special place in my heart

Zion St. John Lutheran School will always have a special place in my heart. I am forever grateful for values that have been instilled in me such as unconditional love and kindness, honesty, hard work, respect for others, cooperation, compassion, and forgiveness. The lessons I've learned and the friendships I've made are life long. Zion is so much more than a school building or a community of faith, it is my home and my family.
Bridget (Hain) Gill, Class of 2003
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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.