Reasons to Send Your Kid to a Lutheran School


5. It’s National Lutheran Schools Week! For one week a year, Lutheran School kids get to ditch their uniforms for to dress up like their Favorite Storybook Character and like a hippie from the ’60s.

The really good news about this? If your kid goes to a Lutheran School, they probably wear a uniform the other 180 school days. Uniform = no dressing drama in the busy mornings. Young divas, I’m looking at you.

4. Lutheran school teachers teach because they are called by the Holy Spirit.  If a call from God seems like a really big deal, you’re right. It makes all the difference in the world.

Teachers come earlier, stay later, email when your child seems upset or especially ecstatic, pray with your child, visit their students’ homes for dinner, and worship alongside your kids during chapel.

3. In Lutheran school, your child is not just part of a school, they are part of a rich education history. Lutheran schools have taught kids–and taught them well–for over 260 years.

Your kids’ Lutheran school is part of a close-knit group of outstanding educators, doing what they’ve done well for centuries. Teachers and administrators gather together to share teaching ideas, share their faith, and inspire one another. Lutheran schools have thrived for centuries because we do education well.

Martin Luther would be so proud.

(Not too proud, though.)

2. Different is better. More and more public schools are relying on minimum skill tests to evaluate their students and teachers. Here’s the report card on these tests: they are the epic failures of America’s education system.

Everyone agrees these tests stress out teachers and kids, they don’t accurately measure what kids have learned, and the pressure to perform well short-circuits real learning.

No state-issued tests in Lutheran schools, which frees the kids, teachers, and administrators from all that extra stress. It also gives teachers extra time to perform afternoon-long science experiments. Or to slow down the class until every kid masters the concept. Not surprisingly, teaching to kids instead of tests works wonders.

1. Most importantly, Lutheran schools teach God’s Word. Kids have deep questions about the Bible, they want to pray about their sick uncle and their family trip, and they like to sing beautiful songs about Jesus. In other words, childhood is about developing academically and physically, yes. But most importantly, childhood is about growing spiritually.

Lutheran schools nurture each child’s spiritual growth. Teachers start class with prayer, they teach kindness from the example of Jesus, they help kids articulate and defend their faith.

If there was only one reason to send your kid to a Lutheran school, this would be it.

But let me tell you, those uniforms are also really nice.


    • Christina says

      Thanks, Corinne, for your ministry. I can’t even imagine the fantastic stories you have from so many years with kids.

  1. IK Mitchell says

    My daughter, a 10 year Lutheran School teacher and our first grade grandson, drive to school each morning sharing beautiful early sunrises and sing songs about Jesus. It’s beautiful to see her dedication to students, teaching them knowledge based with a Christian theme. The children attending the school are well educated and confident. I’m proud of the school and the job these teachers and students are doing.

  2. Christina says

    Really, Rachel? ONE of your favorite teachers? I’m guessing none of your other teachers still have a trash can from you prominently displayed in their home. Ask Chelsea. The love for Rachel never ends. :)

  3. meemee says

    Look like a stuck up school for white folks. Like the one i sent my son and took him rite back out of u do realize u kids r not white and can get the same education free instead of struggling to fake

    • Vanessa says

      Don’t knock it until you’ve had the chance to experience a Lutheran School, based on Christian principles like love and faith. They are pretty amazing places despite what they may “look like.” Blessings to you!

    • Kristi says

      You would be surprised at just how diverse Lutheran schools really are. There are many different beautiful faces that come through these doors.

      • John says

        In our area schools, including Lutheran High Schools, have thrived for years in areas that have a huge demographic difference. Children of all different races and ethnicities are taught we are all one body. The body of Christ. They thrive because of the differences and embracing what each individual child brings to the school. The education a child receives in a Lutheran school can not be compared to the education they would receive anywhere else

  4. Vanessa says

    Thank you so much for this. I’ve been a Lutheran educator for almost 20 years, and it means the world to us to know that parents see us for who we are, and more importantly why we do what we do. Our blessing comes in the form of the children you so graciously share with us, and the care you so kindly give. Each note, card, gift, plate of leftovers you share, cup of coffee you bring because we looked tired that morning when you dropped your child off reminds us that what really makes Lutheran schools special is the mutual care and respect shared by those who minister and those who are ministered to, and believe me, those roles swap places on a daily basis. Blessings to you and to your Lutheran School! Soli Deo Gloria!

    • Christina says

      Thanks you, Vanessa. We love our Lutheran school because of teachers like you who minister to us and our kids. We are so grateful for teachers like you who share their faith with our kids. Blessings to you and keep up the good work.

  5. Corey says

    Wow! Christina, Thank you for sharing. Do you mind if I use some of your thoughts to share with our school faculty?


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