A Lutheran Christian School Curriculum


St. Paul Lutheran School (SPLS) is a ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church and is connected with the church’s Lutheran denomination. So what difference does that make?

A tradition of Christian education in the Americas spanning literally hundreds of years comes with the SPLS connection to the nationwide system of Lutheran grade schools, high schools, early childhood centers, colleges, universities and seminaries. As Lutherans, we have done non-public education successfully for a long time.

Biblical World-View

Seeing the world through the lens of God’s Word, the Bible, brings a different perspective for teachers, staff and ultimately students. For example, a Biblical world-view would see each child as a unique creation of a loving God, infinitely valuable, full of potential and unconditionally loved. This causes faculty and staff to see students in a unique way but also leads students to understand why they should care deeply for one another and for the people of the world.

In another example, a Biblical world view sees each child as one created in God’s image but suffering from the effects of falling short of God’s expectations (sin).  This not only helps us better understand the choices students sometimes make but also specifically shows how each child needs relief from the consequences of his or her choices. This view helps everyone understand that everyone needs the forgiveness God has provided through His Son, Jesus Christ. No child, in fact, no person, can truly avoid sin and please God on his or her own.  We all need a Savior.

Faith Integration

The evidence that St. Paul Lutheran School is a Christian school is found in more than Bible verses on display, prayers before meals and daily Bible lessons. It is our intent to make the Christian faith something that permeates the day in a natural and yet very intentional way. Making faith connections when reading stories, discussing current events, exploring our world and so on is directly part of the curriculum. Applying the faith when conflicts occur, when sadness or worry impacts children and when great things happen flows from who we are as people who trust God.


“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 (New International Version, ©2010)

Teachers and staff are guided by words from the Bible that tell them to do their best at everything, because everything we do is ultimately for our God. This then leads students to understand that school is not primarily about accomplishments and grades. School is about doing your best at everything and making that a life philosophy.

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