Benefits of a Lutheran Education

Why send your child to a Lutheran school?

Have you been considering a Christian education for your children? Have you been wondering about a Lutheran Education for your child? Here is why you should send your child to a Lutheran elementary school. Lutheran schools:

  • Are driven by a commitment to the Gospel and focused on a mission of bringing hope and healing to students and families.
  • Are governed by board members who clearly understand their roles and focus on the vision and board policies that effectively govern the operation of the school.
  • Meet or exceed state and national academic standards at all grade levels.
  • Help to develop a minimum of 30 developmental assets in children.
  • Have educators who model visionary leadership. They practice stewardship of resources, build up others and empathize with others.
  • Have educators who model servant leadership. Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? (Robert Greenleaf)
  • Have educators who model spiritual leadership. They study God’s Word, share their personal faith story, apply Law and Gospel appropriately, exhibit a passion for ministry, act courageously, equip God’s people for service, care for others, demonstrate integrity, and pray.
  • Have educators who have an education specifically focused on Lutheran education. Lutheran teachers teach in Lutheran schools because they want to be there. They are committed to the spiritual formation of the students in their classrooms.
  • Are a part of a National Lutheran Education system and receive support at the district and national levels in organization, in funding strategies, in educational best practices, and in ministry models.
  • In many states, Lutheran schools lead the way for educators in their communities. For instance, Lutheran schools adopted and adapted early education for three and four year olds at the same time that Head Start began 50 years ago, and before states and local communities recognized the value of early education for all children. 

Lutheran Early Childhood Centers and Elementary Schools

More than 1,200 early childhood centers and preschools are operated by congregations and Christian day schools within the LCMS. More than 87,000 children, ranging in age from infant/toddler to 5 years of age, are involved in these programs. Additionally, our congregations operate 880 elementary schools which serve approximately 113,000 students. More than 650 early childhood centers and elementary schools are accredited under the National Lutheran School Accreditation program.