A Tradition of Excellence in Christian Education
Welcome to St Paul's Lutheran School!
Our Christ-centered mission is to assist parents in training disciples for here and eternity. Our experienced team of teachers, and administrators, as well as our students, parents, congregation and community are all very proud of our rich history of quality education in a Christ filled environment. For over 140 years, we have been providing a classic, Christian education to studentspre-school thru 8th grade.
At St. Paul's, we are committed to providing a learning environment that centers around our faith. Our Christian worldview informs everything we do and at St. Paul that worldview is a part of everyday learning.
A St. Paul's education includes challenging curriculum and utilizes current technology. Our music program and extra-curricular activites enable our students to explore and discover their God-given talents. As a NSLA and state approved school, we are dedicated to and genuinely care about the success of each child.
We are confident that you will find that St. Paul's Lutheran School is a great choice for your child's education and we encourage you to read more about what makes us different!
What makes us different?
- Christian. Our faith gives us a worldview in which we see God active in the world around us. For this reason, faith and education go hand in hand. Our teachers set an example of mature faith for our students. Every classroom had daily devotions and the whole school participates in weekly chapel services.
- Accredited. Since 2004, we have voluntarily sought the accrediation of the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA). NLSA is a rigorous national accrediting process and helps schools evalute not only their quality of academics and programs, but also, most importantly, the spiritual dimension of the school.
- Private, Indepentent and Traditional. We are proud to provide our students with a classic and traditional education. Because we are a private education institution, we have the ability to search for the best curriculum for our students. While at the same time keeping up with new educational needs such as focused education in the STEM areas.
- Technology. The technology future is bright at St. Paul's! Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our congregation, donors and alumni, we have recently completed an overhaul of our internet infrastructure. We are now ready and able to support a large capacity of technology of education.
- Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio. Because of our low student to teacher ratio, each student at our school receives all the individual attention that they need. For those students who may need some additional tutoring or special education care, we have education specialists who travel to our school, on a weekly basis as needed, to give those students that extra help they need.
- Opportunity. We want our students to be well rounded. At St. Paul's, our students have many opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities such as music choir, athletics, STEM Club, Student Council, community service projects and much more.
- Parental Involvement. Another advantage of St. Paul's is our welcoming of parental involvement. Like our mission statement says, we want to "assist parents in training disciples for here and eternity". We welcome the presence of parents on our school field trips, our weekly chapel services or if you just want to come and let the students practice reading to you, YOU are a very important piece of the education process!
- Benefits of Combined Classes. In a May 18, 2015 article, Dr. Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. found that there are numerous benefits to students in combined grades:
- Combined class students are less competitive with one another and more cooperative than students in same-grade classrooms.
- Because children learn at different paces, younger children gain self-confidence and maturity by being exposed to older students; older students learn to be positive, mature role models for the younger students.
- Younger children are more mature and ready to "stretch"; older students have demonstrated a pattern of good behavior and social skills.
- Children may benefit by having the same tracher over two years, as the teacher comes to know the students' abilities better.
- Research also shows there's no difference in academic achievement between children in combined classes versus straight grades.
- Students in combined classrooms tend to take greater personal responsibility for their learning.
- There is greater peer-to-peer learning in blended classrooms.
- Students develop friendships across grade levels and combined classrooms instill a greater sense of responsibility for one another, and a better sense of community.
Adapted from "Why Children Might Benefit from a 'Combination' Classroom" by Dr. Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. May 18, 2015
We invite you to learn more about our school by contacting the school office for a visit and tour. We think you will quickly see for yourself why St. Paul is a great place to learn!