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Our Saviors Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 218 students


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Posted June 7, 2014

My now 41 yr old son attended Our Savior's school 1-8 grades, then on to Lutheran High for 4 yrs. He was well educated academically & spiritually during his 8 yrs there 1979-1987. He is now a successful Suprv. in corp.home office of a large corp. and is a Christ centered husband & great part due to his education at Our Savior's & their caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 8, 2008

Our Savior's has been hit and miss. There are great teachers and there are those who need to to find other work. The general atmosphere is friendly. The facilities are nice, but the academics largely depend on the quality of the teachers, so it is inconsistent. Overall a good school with much room to grow.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 6, 2008

Our children attend Our Savior's Lutheran School. The Christian education is Christ centered and cross focused. The teachers have been specially trained to share the Holy Bible. This is a treasure that is so beneficial in a world where the truth of God's Holy Word is often forgotten.
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Posted February 23, 2008

I have had four children go all the way from PK3 to 8th grade at this school. They are incredibly prepared for high school and they learn about their Lord Jesus Christ on a daily basis. Choosing Our Savior's Lutheran School is one of the best parenting choices my husband and I have made.
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Posted February 22, 2008

Serving as the superintendent of Lutheran schools throughout Central Illinois, I have the opportunity to visit and become familiar with all the programs in my district. Our Savior's is an excellent school, offering a program that helps children grow physically, spiritually, academically, and socially. The track record of their graduates gives evidence of their success.

Posted February 22, 2008

We have been with Our Savior's since our daughter started preschool at age 4. She is now in 8th grade. The principal is an asset to the school and the faculty is top-notch. I feel that our daughter received a high-quality academic education as well as a wonderful Christian education that nurished her faith in the Lord. Our Savior's also supports a special needs program that allows children with unique learning needs the chance to reach their own potential. I have recommended the school to many of my friends and associates.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 22, 2008

Caring and qualified teachers, a hardworking principle and a Christ centered education provide a wonderful environment for our children.
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Posted February 22, 2008

This is our first year at Our Savior's and our family is incredibly pleased with the experience. My children love the school and have been made to feel very welcome there. I encourage anyone looking for a Christ-centered education for their children to visit Our Savior's.
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Posted February 22, 2008

Our family has been at Our Savior's for 11 years. We have three children attending school there and it has been a great experience. Our children are getting an excellent education while being nurtured by a staff which is professional, courtious, and dedicated to our kids. Our Savior's provides a quality education in a Christ centered environment which will positively impact their lives for years to come.
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Posted February 21, 2008

Our Savior's is a Christ-centered, strong academic, and family friendly school. It offers a well rounded education. My children have been enrolled since preschool. Both are excellent students and have a love for the Lord that radiates in everything they do. Teachers and staff are friendly and truly care about their students. We are so glad to be apart of this fantastic school
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Posted December 16, 2007

The school has an excellent Christian curriculum and great leadership. Families are made to feel welcome and accepted. We are very pleased to be a part of Our Savior's Lutheran School. I don't feel the one star review person was involved in the school.
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Posted February 9, 2007

We have had children attending Our Savior's since 2002, and have been very pleased with the quality of their acedemic programs, and more importantly the values and principals our children are learning that will prepare them for life. This is a very family-oriented school.
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Posted July 6, 2005

I found this school, the principal, the faculty and the students to be very closed to new students. If you aren't a big giver to the church, if your parents don't teach there or if your parents can't be a coach - then you might as well forget about fitting in. The principal supports his little group of friends and their kids and not the others. We have left and I'm glad!
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Posted August 30, 2004

Great curriculum. New principal in 2003, which has been a tremendous asset to the entire school and church. New building is almost complete. Great staff, computer classes and good religious morals taught throughout the day.
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Posted October 6, 2003

I just can't say enough about the teachers and principal of this school. They are great people who teach kids and keep the parents involved! Teachers are very communitive and encourage your input and involvement!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 51%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Jill Gerberding
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  • Lutheran church - missouri synod


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2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 546-4531


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