Parish Mission Statement
We, the members of St. John LaLande Parish, are a growing Catholic community with many gifts and many needs. As a people of Faith, challenged by Jesus Christ’s Love, our Hope is to come to know God more fully as we: WORSHIP God in prayer and Eucharist, Live as a welcoming COMMUNITY, Be of SERVICE to others, Hear and proclaim the MESSAGE of God.
As the largest active ministry of St. John LaLande parish, the school services up to 285 students ranging from Preschool to 8th grade. We also offer a full time Kindergarten Preparatory School for 4 year olds. The staff of 24 dedicated teachers focuses on academic excellence combined with spiritual and moral development.
The St. John LaLande Catholic School is build a foundation for a life of faith, service, and education. We are fully accredited by the National Federation of Non-Public Schools, Missouri Chapter and AdvancEd (formerly known as North Central Accrediting Association).
The faithful stewardship of our parish community enables us to educate our children about the most important lesson in life: to live as Jesus taught.
St. John LaLande Early Childhood Learning Academy
The Early Childhood Learning Academy is operated by St. John LaLande Catholic Church and is incorporated under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. The Early Childhood Learning Academy provides childcare for children six weeks through Pre-Kindergarten age. Enrollment is open to any child in this age range regardless of race, color, creed or religion.
To learn more about SJL’s ECLA preschool program and daycare, please contact Molly McAnerney, ECLA Director at 229-8343. Tour the facility; meet the staff; discuss curriculum, and fees. While the ECLA is open to the public, parishioners are given first consideration for enrollment openings. Enrollment is based on availability.