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Our Mission & Vision

The mission of St. John Lutheran School/Preschool & Tiger’s Den is to follow Christ’s example, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, prepare children for a life of discipleship by helping them grow in faith, knowledge, and character. 

Jesus says in Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…”

Our Vision

Our vision is for each child to grow in his or her faith in Jesus. Our students encounter social experiences that will build their social competence and collaboration skills.  They will play and learn in an inviting and secure Christian environment, nurturing the whole child, spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.

Our Goal

The goal of early childhood is to provide a safe and happy place for children. Communication between parents and childcare providers is very important.  Children will be taught to respect each other, adults, and property. Most importantly, the children will learn about Jesus!

Our Philosophy

We believe:

  • Jesus is at the center of our preschool and the Holy Scriptures are our guide in educating God’s children.
  • Children are to be encouraged to learn and grow by the foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe, Christian, and nurturing environment.
  • Each Child is a unique individual created by God and they all can learn in their own way.
  • Children learn best through meaningful play that encourages curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving which allows each child growth and development of a positive self-image.
  • Education should reflect the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help, and spiritual areas for the total development of the child.
  • Parents are the child’s first teachers and children learn best when parents are involved in the educational program.
  • The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of the congregation and community in training and equipping the child as the Bible reveals. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”. - Proverbs 22:6