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St. John Lutheran School and Little Lamb Preschool

Application Information 2024-2025

We are excited that you are applying for admission to St. John Lutheran School and Little Lamb Preschool! It is our pleasure to share details of the application process, and we are happy to provide assistance as needed. Applications may be submitted beginning February 1, 2024; however, materials will not be processed until February 15 as we allow our current families opportunity for re-enrollment.

To access the application, please click the Apply Now button found at the top of the page. You may then access the proper application for the program of interest. It will be necessary to create an account in PraxiSchool, our student information system, in order to complete the application. A fee is also required to submit the application according to the schedule below. A portion of the fee will be due at the time of application with the remaining balance due at the time of enrollment.

  • Application fee for Little Lamb Preschool: $150.00 ($75.00 due at time of application)
  • Application fee for Kindergarten - Grade 8: $300.00 ($75.00 due at time of application)

In addition to the application fee, there are a number of required forms that must be shared with the school in order for the application to be processed. These additional forms may be sent to following the subject line template: Forms for (Student Name).

St. John Lutheran School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. John Lutheran School may deny admission or continued enrollment to individuals because of behavior, academic progress, physical or academic needs, failure to meet financial obligations as well as those whose personal or family lifestyle is not in keeping with doctrine of St. John Lutheran Church.

Please use the steps and checklist below to make sure you have all necessary documentation needed to process your application.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the school office at 217-359-1714.

Admissions Team
St. John Lutheran School
Little Lamb Preschool

Steps in the Application Process

Step 1: Application Review

Submitted applications will be reviewed in the order they are received by the principal once all required documents have been received.

Required at time of applying:

  • Submitted Application
  • Family Involvement Form (Please contact the school office for link to a Google Form)
  • Payment of Application Fee ($75.00 at the time of application)
  • Certified Birth Certificate (copies are acceptable)
  • Release of Records (Students 1st-8th grade only)
  • Copy of Current Physical and Immunization Records (within the last 12 months)
  • Copy of any Medical Action Plans, if applicable (within the last 12 months)
  • Copy of 504 Plan, IEP, other evaluations

Step 2: Academic Screening and Placement Testing

An academic screening or placement test will be scheduled for your child (incoming K-8 only). The school office will contact the family to schedule any needed assessments.

Step 3: Family Meeting

A family meeting will be scheduled with the principal to discuss the application and share the results of the academic assessments. This meeting is a wonderful opportunity for our school to begin developing our relationship with your family. Prospective families are encouraged to ask any additional questions about the school at this time.

Step 4: Admissions Decision

Upon completion of the steps, the prospective family will be contacted regarding the admissions decision at St. John Lutheran School and Little Lamb Preschool.

Step 5: Finalize Enrollment

If an offer for acceptance is extended, the student's enrollment may be finalized by completing the process as outlined in the acceptance letter. The balance of the application fee is due at the time the enrollment is finalized.