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Zion Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 280 students


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Posted January 5, 2014

Zion is more than a school, it is a community where in the true sense of community, parents, teachers, students and administration all work together. Committed and wonderful teachers with giving your child the best education around the core subjects. Zion is a Christ centered school (this does not mean non-Christians are not welcome because they are). We love the discipline policy which follows the love and logic parenting philosophy (this training is mandatory for all teachers and strongly encouraged for all parents). My son attended public school through second grade where with each grade there was increased classroom time used for discipline and each and every day he would return home with so and so was off-track today - so and so was sent to the office today. Just thankful for a wonderful school - that is reasonable for non-church members! (we attend a Christian church that is Bible based)
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Posted April 8, 2013

Our youngest daugher is currently a second grader at Zion, however she started in the 3yr old preschool program. I searched around for a preschool that "felt right" and from the moment I walked in the classroom and spoke to the teachers this school has been a blessing. They offer such a wonderful environment for learning with an amazing Love for Christ! As we have moved up in the school, I remain to be involved, which is necessary in a small private school---it's so much fun! This school and entire staff is amazing:)
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Posted April 23, 2012

Zion Lutheran School continues to be a blessing to our family! As our 3rd child completes her 7th year at Zion and we reflect on our older 2 children who completed 9 years (K-8th), we are forever grateful. We are grateful we stumbled into the church one Sunday morning 19 years ago and grateful for the amazing team assembled at Zion. On our first visit, we immediately felt the warmth of the congregation and the stability of the church and school family. The history of the school, the support of the church and vision of the combined ministry have established a powerful program that has richly blessed our family for years. My husband grew up in this community, but I was a new resident 19 years ago. I was looking for a special church and school for our future family. Now as I reflect back on the past 19 years, Zion has been the foundation our family needed. The commitment of this church and school continue to bless us. Over the years, this school continues to strive to be on the cutting edge with programs, technology and training to make the education experience the absolute best!
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Posted March 19, 2012

Zion Lutheran School is an NLSA accredited school offering 3 and 4 year old preschool through 8th grade. This school is doing an outstanding job in equipping my children spiritually and academically. The school offers wonderful vocal and instrumental music programs and great sports opportunities. I would highly recommend this school.
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Posted March 7, 2012

Totally accredited school. Provides an excellent Christ centered education. Teachers are certified, innovative and caring. They exhibit a vested interest in the well being of each child. The technology infused curriculum has prepared my children well for high school. There are many great sports opportunities, as well as music, band & art. Parental involvement is encouraged. A tremendous value, our children are thriving. Highly recommend
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Posted January 28, 2010

Zion is an excellent school with a solid background of over 128 years in teaching. I am thrilled to have our child at this school and have had nothing but positive experiences. I volunteer at Zion and have seen nothing but leadership 'Walking with Jesus' as they set the example of a Christ centered school. The education your child will receive at Zion will prepare them for more than college and a career it prepares them for life!
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Posted October 16, 2007

Zion could use accreditation however its emphasis on a Christ-centered education is evident throughout the child's school day. His love for us is intertwined during every subject taught at Zion.
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Posted February 11, 2007

Zion is wonderful school that gives my son an Christian education.
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Posted September 14, 2005

They have an excellent PTA and school. All of the teachers was there to help whenever they can.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 51%
Black 2% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • David Kniepkamp
  • Coed
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod


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1810 McClintock Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: (618) 234-0275


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