At a Glance

FAQs about St. Paul Lakeland

0096_St_Paul_BelvedereStudioProgram Offerings at SPLS

  • Early Childhood Enrichment Center (ECEC) – Children aged 15 months through age two
  • Pre-Kindergarten – Students aged three or four by the start of school
  • Elementary School  – Grades Kindergarten through 5th
  • Middle School  – Grades 6th through 8th
  • Academic Immersion Program at St. Paul Lutheran School – Serving upper elementary and middle school learners with special challenges
  • Summer Programs – Children age 15 months through 5th grade

Important Dates in the St. Paul Lutheran School Story

Founding of School
St. Paul Lutheran School’s first Kindergarten class started in the fall of 1964.

Start of Kids’ Club
The before and after school care program, now known as Kids’ Club,  began in 1972.

Start of Camp Spirit Summer Program
1973 marked the start of summer programming at St. Paul Lutheran School. The summer program has been known as Camp Spirit since 2005.

Start of Prekindergarten and ECEC
In 1974, the educational program was expanded to include preschool, grade one and child care.

First graduating class
The program continued to add grades, year by year, through sixth and in 1979, the first graduating class of sixth graders was honored.

New education wing added
In 1980, due to the growth of the school ministry, a new education wing was built and dedicated at the facility on South Florida Avenue..

Middle School Program started
In 1984, SPLS expanded to offer seventh grade for the first time.

First national accreditation
The Florida-Georgia District granted full accreditation to SPLS in 1986.

Move to Harden campus for elementary and middle school
The first year classes were held at the new Harden Blvd. Campus was in 1995.

Move to Harden campus for ECEC and Pre-Kindergarten
By the spring of 2003, all school programs were located on the Harden Campus.

Completion of Athletic Center
2009 marked the opening of St. Paul Lutheran School’s amazing Athletic Center, built around the original open air canopy structure.

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