Academic Standards-01

Hope Lutheran School is accredited with the National Lutheran School Accreditation.  National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. It is completely voluntary and is available for every school operated by a single congregation, by an association of congregations, or by a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

NLSA serves a variety of levels of schools; early childhood, elementary and high schools and all combinations of the aforementioned. It helps Lutheran schools evaluate their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school. The standards and report forms are similar to other accrediting processes, both secular and religious.

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What We Offer

  • A quality education with developmentally appropriate hands-on, active learning curriculum.
  • A caring, well-qualified and dedicated staff
  • Christian values both modeled and taught

Our Philosophy

Here at Hope Lutheran School, we are committed to creating a nurturing, welcoming, safe, and Christ-centered environment for each child that fosters high self-esteem and inquisitive learning, allowing each child to flourish spiritually and academically. Each child is unique – a special gift from God to be cared for, loved and nurtured. We believe children should grow and learn while having fun! By providing a caring Christian community, we create an atmosphere that is optimal for a child’s early education.

Hope Lutheran Preschool focuses on the child. We believe that children learn best through their own discoveries, active co-operative learning, experiment questioning, sharing, speaking, and listening.

As teachers, our role is to make the children’s activities as fun and interesting as possible, and then guide the children through these activities – not dictate them. Also, through our everyday actions we will be serving as constant Christian role models to the children.

Preschool (Children who turn three years old before August 31st)
Hope believes development takes place throughout the child’s day.  It doesn’t matter if the child is at preschool or at home, every moment of the day has a purpose. Our preschool is set up to expose children to a wide variety of learning styles and concepts.  In the classroom, the children learn through structured activities, classroom projects, and self-regulated play with peers.  We strive to foster and encourage each child’s natural progression of development, while exposing them to a language rich environment in the areas of fine motor activities, grow motor activities, art, dramatic play, bible stories, music and social interactions.

Pre-Kindergarten (Children who turn four years old before August 31st)
Pre-Kindergarten is designed to offer children the academic and biblical foundations needed to be successful learners. We introduce academic concepts such as counting, letter, numbers and writing.  Since the natural progression of development is different for each child, we focus on the strengths of each student individually. We want our students to begin to cultivate a love of learning at an early age. Our language-rich environment supports all leaners by stating and demonstrating the expectations for classroom behavior and introduction concepts that will lay the foundation for their school experience.

Elementary School (Children five years through sixth grade)
Hope Lutheran School provides the secure, nurturing environment that elementary school-age children need to explore and experiment. Our Christian-based programs strive to instill a life-long love of learning and a quest for knowledge among elementary school students Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Our reading program uses sight words, contextual clues, and phonics. The goal of our math program is to develop a solid foundation through hands-on experiences and discussion. Students learn to excel in solving problems, engaging ideas and creating solutions. Our students become active thinkers, makers and explorers of ideas. They accomplish this through academic skill development, imaginative abstract thinking and organization and discipline.

Students are taught in self-contained classrooms with some departmentalization. Students annually celebrate a variety of traditional and special events, such as experiencing Yellowstone National Park or Camp Perkins during the winter months. Parents are always welcome to participate in class activities.