Why Lutheran Schools are a Great Place to Grow
According to the National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Lutheran Schools Tops in the Nation on “The Nation’s Report Card,” Lutheran schools have finished first in five of eight categories and finished second in the other three. (Source: www.janieandrich.com)
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod: Statistics
The LCMS operates the largest Protestant school system in the United States. Currently the LCMS operates 1,368 Early Childhood Centers, 1,018 elementary schools, 102 high schools, ten universities and two seminaries for a total of 2488 schools in the United States. These schools educate more than 280,000 students and are taught by almost 18,000 teachers. The only state without a Lutheran school is Maine. Lutheran schools operated by the LCMS also exist in Hong Kong and mainland China (2006-2007 school year statistics). (Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_school)
Why Send Your Child to a Lutheran School?
- are driven by a commitment to the Gospel and focused on a mission of bringing hope and healing to students and their 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.