The history of Lutheran Education in Geelong dates back to 1854 when the Lutheran Church established a school at Grovedale. 

This school remained as a Lutheran School until 1868 when it then became State School No. 283 which is now known as Grovedale Primary School. St Paul’s Lutheran congregation has since established and continues to operate a successful Kindergarten at its church site in Grovedale.

In 1962 St John’s Parish commenced a primary school on the former Geelong Grammar School site on the corner of Pakington and Aberdeen Streets, Geelong. St John’s School is now a vibrant and well-respected Kindergarten to Year 6 School with approximately 50 kindergarten enrolments and 250 primary students.

St John’s Lutheran School has continued as a school that offers a comprehensive education to children in a Christian environment.  Although it is a Lutheran school it has, from its beginning, welcomed and valued the support given by those in the greater Geelong community wishing to educate their children in a Christian environment. The School endeavours to set up and maintain a framework of Christian attitudes and relationships which will permeate and integrate its entire life and work and thereby help it to grow as a caring community.