Founded in 1879
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. At the time, sixteen children were enrolled there and taught by Pastor F. Bernthal in a house that was also used as the parsonage. Both schools provided outstanding opportunities for students to experience an academically excellent and Biblically sound education for children Kindergarten through eighth grade. In 1976, the two schools consolidated to form Zion St. John Lutheran School.
Although the school facilities have changed over the years, our dedication to raising up and equipping students with the necessary spiritual and educational foundations, has remained the same. Over the past one hundred years, God has faithfully enabled us to educate and disciple over five thousand students! We are thankful for our past, and look forward to the future.