About Us

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran School

720 North Marshall Street
Caledonia, MN 55921

Principal Nate Livingston
Phone 507-725-3412
Fax 507-725-3049

School mission/purpose

The ongoing mission of St. John’s Lutheran School is to make disciples of Christ and to nourish the souls of children by providing them a quality elementary education in the light of the truths of God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures, and thus provide the church of the future, under God’s grace, Christian stewards who are well grounded in the Scriptures and equipped for every good work.


Our school began in 1949 when members of the congregation saw a need to provide full time Christian education for its children. There were only two teachers and classes were held in the church basement.

Grade levels include Pre-K through eighth grade taught by six teachers. Throughout its history, our students have come from neighboring school districts as well as northern Iowa.

Our first school building was constructed in 1956. An addition including gymnasium, locker rooms, kitchen, lunchroom, library, media center, office, and storage was added in 1991.

Our school is one of 346 Lutheran elementary schools who are operated by congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

Approximately 20% of our students are not members of St. John's. We welcome non-members and would love to meet to answer any questions and give a tour of our facilities if parents would like to know more about us. Just contact us at (507) 725-3412 or email us at office@stjohnscal.org.

Non Discrimination Policy

St. John's Ev. Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, admission policies, and athletic and other school-administered​ programs.


La Crosse Area Lutheran Schools (LALSAC) - Our school is one of fifteen area WELS Pre-K through 8th grade greater La Crosse area schools and an association member of congregations supporting Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Go here for school web sites, and more information about member schools.

Luther High School Association - St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church is one of 19 La Crosse, Wisconsin, area congregations who make up the Luther High School Association. For more information about Luther's purpose and programs go here.

Founded in 1957, Onalaska Luther High School exists to "Provide a Christ-centered education that encourages and equips students for life and for eternity."