Grace Lutheran School

About Grace

Lutheran Schools/Philosophy

Grace Lutheran School integrates and correlates God’s Word and Christian values with the students’ learning and living experience so that they see purpose in their studies.

Lutheran schools are a vital force in both public and non-public American education. They are the cornerstone of the church’s ministry in Christian education. Grace Lutheran Church established Grace Lutheran School to assist in the attainment of its mission goal: “to help people grow as whole persons in response to the Gospel.” 

students-and-pastorsThrough the school this goal is accomplished by teaching God’s inspired Word, nurturing students in their faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, instilling Christian values, building and experiencing Christian community, providing opportunities for worship and sharing the faith, personalizing the students’ educational experiences, and involving students in service-oriented projects.

Grace Lutheran School integrates and correlates God’s Word and Christian values with the students’ learning and living experience so that they see purpose in their studies and lives and feel a strong sense of personal worth. This is achieved in an environment where God’s Spirit produces a climate of trust, respect, cooperation, concern, and love among teachers, parents, and children.

The curriculum is Christ-centered, democratic, and challenging – permitting students to become enlightened and productive Christian citizens in our pluralistic society and instilling in them the necessary attitudes and intellectual skills which are crucial for higher levels of reasoning.

Spiritual Development

Your child will be provided spiritual growth experiences that will enable them to:

  • Know that sin separates God and humans
  • Understand that God loved us so much that He sent His Son to redeem us and to prevent eternal separation from Him
  • Respond to a loving and forgiving Savior by the power of the Holy Spirit with lives of faith, Christian witness, regular worship and prayer, service to others, and fellowship
  • Appreciate the blessings of baptism, the saving grace of God, and the promise of eternal life
  • Develop skills in the use of the Bible and grow in Biblical knowledge and understanding
  • Learn the history, beliefs, and worship practices of Christian denominations, especially the Lutheran Church, appreciating the similarities and respecting the differences of each.
  • Grasp the important and need for moral and ethical standards based upon God’s Word

Intellectual Development

Your child will be provided intellectual growth experiences that will enable them to:

  • Acquire the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes of religion and the secular subjects provided by the school
  • Cultivate a love for learning
  • Develop skills in the higher levels of reasoning
  • Express ideas clearly and acceptably in spoken and written communication
  • Work and study independently
  • Function at their ability levels
  • Use research skills

Social Development

Your child will be provided social growth experiences that will enable them to:

  • Recognize the family as a basic unit of society
  • Be sharing and caring persons, respecting the rights, privileges, and the individual differences of others
  • Manage peer pressure
  • Accept the authority of home, school, and government
  • Function in groups as a leader and a follower
  • Resolve conflicts in a God-pleasing manner
  • Appreciate and protect natural resources and their physical environment

Physical Development

Your child will be provided physical growth experiences that will enable them to:

  • Acquire the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes of physical education and recreation
  • Develop and maintain sound personal hygiene habits
  • Understand the dangers to mental, physical, and spiritual health through alcohol and drug abuse
  • Comprehend the physical changes which occur between childhood and adulthood
  • Be responsible with and value God’s gift of sexuality
  • Maintain a healthy body and stay physically fit through life-long recreational and dietary practices
  • Practice safety and first aid

Emotional Development

Your child will be provided emotional growth experiences that will enable them to:

  • Accept their self-worth
  • Experience successes and learn from mistakes
  • Manage stress in a positive manner
  • Feel free to share feelings
  • Respond to situations in a mature, Christian manner
  • Use leisure time in healthy ways
  • Understand the emotional fluctuations which occur between childhood and adulthood

Aesthetic Development

Your child will be provided aesthetic growth experiences that will enable them to:

  • Acquire the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes of visual arts, music, drama, and dance
  • Value the visual arts, music, drama, and dance as worthwhile avenues of self-expression and communication
  • Observe and enjoy the beauty and majesty of God’s creation
  • Appreciate the artistic expression of others
  • Participate in the opportunities provided to nurture aesthetic growth
  • Become keen observers and perceptually aware of the variety of environments surrounding them
  • Gain an awareness of the historical development of the arts