Pre-K (4 Year Olds)

At the Pre-Kindergarten level, we provide a high quality program for children that lead them to experience God's love, to create a foundation upon which positive social relationships are built and to develop a strong sense of self. Since we are accredited by the State of Indiana, our prekindergarten program includes a number of objectives and learning activities that are based on the Indiana Standards for students in kindergarten.


  • Letter Knowledge
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Number Sense and Basic Math Concepts

Students in Pre-Kindergarten enjoy

  • Daily Bible stories, prayer, and music
  • Continued instruction in language arts and mathematics
  • Opportunities in community-building, arts and crafts, and recreation
  • A variety of field trips to places like the apple orchard and the fire department


  • Food Pantry Donations
  • Scarf and Mitten Collection
  • Quarter Folders During Lent

On-Site Programs

  • Annual Box Car Race
  • Thanksgiving Feast


Pre-Kindergarten Staff

Mrs. Pauline Lehenbauer

Preschool and Prekindergarten

Mrs. Pauline Lehenbauer

Mrs. Lehenbauer earned her B.A. from Concordia University in River Forest, Ill. She is in her 18th year of teaching and has been at St John since 1995.  

Mrs. Lehenbauer and her husband, Jim, have four sons, one daughter, and twin graddaughters. They love spending time with their family, which entails much traveling to Wisconsin, Seattle, and will soon include San Francisco.

In her free time, you will find Mrs. Lehenbauer with a book or knitting needles in her hand.