Basic understandings

A Lutheran school is based on some solid understandings about people and life.


God's word, as revealed in the Bible, is the authority for living and  learning in each Lutheran school.  Its central message is that of the gospel, the good news that our acceptance by God does not depend on our own worth or achievements but on his unconditional commitment to us as evidenced in the life and death of Jesus.  Lutherans believe that through the process of Christian schooling God's Spirit is active in the lives of the community leading children and families to know and trust God.


In a Lutheran school each student is seen as a unique person created by God.  He made them and loves them and provides each of them with dignity and worth.  All of them have their own talents and needs as well as the potential to live useful and fulfilled lives in the world.


Lutherans believe that all positive knowledge and learning is a great gift of God for the growth and welfare of human beings.  Each school considers it important to develop a spirit of service in its students so that their lives, studies, relationships, ambitions, values and attitudes they reflect a commitment to living useful lives for the good of others.