A Letter from our Superintendent


As the travel season winds down and families return home, St. John's staff has been busy preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. We miss seeing the joy and excitement in our current student's eyes and also look forward to meeting the new students and families that will continue to make St. John's Lutheran School the best in Bakersfield. As summer comes to a close, we are looking forward to cooler temperatures, stories of exciting summers, and package-fresh school supplies.

During the summer months, I have had the time to reflect on what makes SJLS unique and special. Is it our commitment to excellence in academics ? Perhaps its our ever-expanding music program? Maybe its the our nationally recognized athletic program? All of these things are important, however, there is a greater calling.

I sincerely believe it's our commitment to our school and church-wide mission.

To LOVE God and others
To LEARN to be and make disciples
To LEAD others to discover and live out their calling

These are the truths we hope to instill in our students from the moment they first step on campus.

Our school theme this year is "Angaza!" We are challenging students to align their hearts with God and pursue excellence in all they do: relationships, academics, athletics, music, etc. Through a continued partnership with families, teachers, and students, we hope to move closer to the vision of SJLS as outlined above.

We can't wait to see you again.

In Christ alone,
Evan Anwyl