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St. John’s Sauers Lutheran Church was organized in 1838. We are the oldest Lutheran congregation in Jackson County and the second oldest Missouri Synod congregation in Indiana. With the Lord's blessing and through the work of our members, we have grown from a handful of faithful Christians to a congregation of nearly 700 members. We also maintain an elementary school (pre-school, kindergarten, and grades 1 - 8) of 115 students.

St. John’s has provided Christian education in Jackson County for over 170 years. We are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the Lutheran Church's National Lutheran School Accreditation Association. More importantly, we provide a Christ-centered education we provide. If you are considering a new school for your children or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.


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Accreditation: Sauers is accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) which serves as the accrediting body for Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod schools across the country. Accreditation decisions are based on a school’s compliance with national standards for Lutheran schools that reflect the essential qualities that are expected of them. Our accreditation is up for renewal in 2022. The School Board has already initiated the process of pursuing accreditation for an additional term.



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Private School Parents Tax Deduction: There is a 2022 Indiana tax deduction for eligible parents of students attending St. John’s Lutheran, grades K-8. Talk to your tax advisor for guidance.


Gradelink. St. John’s Lutheran School has a web-based school information system for parents to access. What this means is that you may now go online and access your child’s grades and use the Gradelink  service to communicate with your child’s teacher and the administration. Once you activate your account, please use it regularly to remain informed about your child’s progress. The webpage can be accessed at

EZ school Apps-Lunch. St. John’s Lutheran School also has a web-based school lunch information system for parents to access.  You may now go online and access lunch menu and options and hot lunch account balance. Once you activate your account, please use it regularly . The webpage can be accessed at

Scholarship Granting Organization. For more information concerning the Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana, please visit its website — or contact Mark Muehl at 260-203-4509.

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