Good Shepherd encourages and pushes the children to use all of their God given talents and abilities to fullest of their capabilities. Our children are encouraged to give their best, and challenged in a healthy way to go beyond what they thought they could do. They help the children to see and achieve their fullest potential.
The older children are paired with younger children in reading groups and faith families. The older children also serve as peer tutors. There are so many opportunities for the children to serve their school and their community. They pull together to support children and families in need as well.
I have seen our kids give back awards they were mistakenly given, at sporting events. I have witnessed children admitting to wrong doing, knowing their would be consequences. I have watched the administration and faculty praise our children for their actions. They also demonstrate fairness, integrity, and honesty in the way they lead and teach our children.
Good Shepherd continues to graduate students who go on to graduate top in their class from high school and beyond. They are prepared academically, spiritually, and spiritually. Good Shepherd continues to grow and develop programs to prepare our children to be competitive and successful in all areas of life. This is more than a school, it is a family. I have never experienced a greater learning environment for my children. The teachers, staff, and parents are committed to raising up a generation to change the world. These children are taught compassion, service, integrity, honesty, selflessness, and accountability. This school is developing children who are Christ-centered, educated, strong, determined, and compassionate.
My child attended Good Shepherd Lutheran School (Collinsville IL) through eighth grade. The teachers and staff were wonderful, special, dedicated people. They still are. My child, now in college, learned valuable organizational and other skills at Good Shepherd. We did not worry about our baby at Good Shepherd. At this school, Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Your child will be encouraged to accept that. Following your child's progress will encourage you to accept that. While our child was there, we joined the church. We were not expressly invited. We changed. This church is fearless in its mission: It has a fine chapel, but it built the school first. Thank God for Good Shepherd Lutheran School.
Unfortunately we have seen a decline in leadership at the school over the last yea and a half. The focus tends to be on economic goals versus education, spiritual growth and social growth. It is very disappointing and we will be finding a new church and school home for our family.
This school has wonderful teachers who care about each student. They even call the parents when they might think the child is having some trouble with something. I think that is pretty special. They do not let kids fall through the cracks. They really care.
My oldest son is in the preschool program at Good Shepherd Lutheran School. It's a wonderful school that encourages not only academic and social growth, but spiritual growth as well. Amazing teachers and wonderful community!