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Why St. John's Waltz?

The best way to answer this question is by giving you some of the responses from current parents as to why they've chosen St. John's Waltz for their child's education.

Christian Education

We receive students from many denominations and congregations in both Wayne and Monroe counties, because we recognize that your child's education is founded on who they are in Jesus Christ regardless of their background. Each day at St. John's we affirm your child as a son or daughter of our God through devotions, prayer, chapel, and the study of the Christian faith.

Biblical Worldview

God's Holy Word breathes in every facet of our curriculum at St. John's. Your child will harness their God-given talents as God's child throughout our whole curriculum. Our students are taught to think critically through a Christian lens to help and be of service to their peers and those they will work with in the future.

Character Education

Our students are instilled with the virtue of God's Law. We are to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. Since these two Commandments summarize God's Law, we give our students many opportunities to help hone their character as maturing Christians while learning and developing a heart for servant leadership. 

Safe Environment

Our parents appreciate that the campus is locked during the school day and that all visitors are greeted personally by our staff. We intentionally make contact with everyone that comes to the door (including delivery drivers!) to insure your children are always supervised and safe.

Family Centered Environment

One thing that you notice about St. John's is how everyone knows each other. Whether you are dropping your child off in the morning, participating in chapel, or just dropping off a forgotton lunch, everyone here will know you and see how you are doing. We don't only want to make sure we are doing everything we can for your child, but we are also here to serve your entire family.

Academic Excellence

Our program at St. John's contains the same high quality education from preschool through eighth grade. Our curriculum adheres to the state grade level content expectations of the Michigan Benchmarks, the Common Core Standards, and the LC-MS Michigan District Integrating the Faith guidelines. You can check out our STAR report to see that our students read at an average two grades higher than the standard expectation.

Individual Attention

Each and every student here is loved by Christ. Because this is a Biblical truth, our teachers here strive to surround each student with the love of Christ. This enables our teachers to differentiate their methods to give individual attention to every student who walks into the classroom.

Prepared for the Future

We know that we are given few precious years with your child, so we strive to make the most of this time by giving them the tools they need to succeed both in the present and in their future endeavors. We strive to create life-long learners who never stop investigating and investing their talents in God's creation to the best of their abilities. You can take comfort knowing that your child, even upon their graduation, have a community that prays for them and desires their success.

Schedule an Educational Success Consultation today to visit with our principal, Adrienne Gurney, and discuss the opportunties available for your student at St. John's Waltz.


Students who completed their primary education here at St. John's Waltz have gone on to the following universities:

  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Bowling Green University
  • Penn State University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Concordia University - Ann Arbor
  • Concordia University - Wisconsin
  • Concordia University - Chicago
  • Wayne State University
  • A.T. Still University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Northwood University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Monroe Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Heidelberg University
  • University of Toledo
  • Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Here are some of the professions our graduates have gone on to succeed in:

  • Veterinarian
  • Sports Broadcaster
  • Fire Fighter
  • Nurse (Clinical and Hospital)
  • Accountant
  • Teacher
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Chiropractor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Architect
  • Principal
  • Lawyer
  • Bible Translator
  • Project Design Engineer
  • Police Officer
  • Builder
  • Theatre Actor
  • Missionary