Kindy cropped and reversed.jpg

Our schools

Lutheran schools aim to provide a Christ centered quality education for young Australians. The gospel of Jesus Christ informs all learning, teaching and human relationships.

Lutheran schools: a snapshot


The Lutheran Church of Australia has a rich history in education.  Since the first Lutheran school opened in 1839 Lutheran schools have grown considerably.


Today over 40,000 students receive their education in Lutheran schools throughout Australia.  They are located in every state and territory apart from the ACT. 


In addition, approximately 4,000 children are educated and cared for in 56 Lutheran early childhood centres around the nation.



Early childhood

Lutheran Early Childhood Education and Care refers to those services which provide for children from birth to eight years of age in a variety of settings. 


They are conducted under the auspices of the LCA and include education, nurture and care


The Lutheran school


What's so special about a Lutheran school?

  • Lutherans have operated schools in Australia since 1839
  • Students in Lutheran schools are seen as unique people created by God
  • Core values of love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation
  • Schools strive to provide an education of excellence


Lutheran schools by numbers


A short video with details of Lutheran schools in Australia