Details overview

Hours 08:15 AM - 03:30 PM
School leader Cory Emily
Type Religious
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 40


Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Religious / Parochial Yes
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)


Visual Arts
including: Painting
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
including: Spanish
Music Band
Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Drama
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None


including: Computer lab
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Requirements for attending 3’s must be three by Sept. 15 4’s must be four by Sept. 15 All forms must be completed and returned by the first day of school.
Weekly cost range (low) $150
Weekly cost range (high) $460
For the year 2015
Payment schedule Bi-weekly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Typical day and activities Innovated instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Children are immersed in bible stories, songs, poems, and prayers. Students in preschool learn through free play while participating in literacy and academic centers throughout the classrooms.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 12
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 15
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 15

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Student diversity

  This school State average
White 96% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
including: PE classes
Boys Sports
including: Volleyball
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
PE classes
Boys sports Basketball
PE classes
Clubs Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 05:30 PM


Parent involvement Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Shepherd's Flock Early Learning Center
  Tiny Treasures Lutheran Dc
  St Paul Lutheran Pre-School
Students typically continue on to these schools Roosevelt High School
  Urbandale High School
Parent involvement details We believe that parents and teachers should work together in partnership for the betterment of the child and his/her education. Teachers and staff try to communicate in as many ways as possible, including email, texts, newsletters, and in person conferences. We love for parents to be involved and many of our activities would not take place without parent involvement. Parents are always welcome in our building, in classrooms, to have lunch with their child or attend our weekly chapel service.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Our family-like atmosphere promotes healthy relationships among all students and staff. It is not unusual to see hugs in the hallway between junior high students and the younger students. Bullying truly is rare in our building, but when it does occur it is taken seriously and addressed immediately by teachers, principal, and other staff as necessary. Bullying curriculum is taught at the beginning of each school year in each grade level, incorporating Biblical examples of friendship.


including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Our teachers are valued for the expertise in their fields and trusted to implement the best educational methodologies. We know that each class is unique and our teachers make an effort to tailor their instruction to meet the needs of the students in their classes. Many of our teachers hold Masters degrees in educational fields and Lutheran Teacher's Diplomas in addition to their Bachelor's degree in education. All staff members maintain teaching certificates from the state of Iowa.


Transportation details Families living more than 2 (two) miles away are eligible for transportation reimbursement through their local public school district.
Transportation options None


Application/ enrollment process details Applications are continuously accepted for the current school year. Application and Enrollment for the upcoming school year begins in December/January and runs through the summer months. Families are asked to fill out an application form and financial assistance request forms after visiting the school and meeting with the principal, administrative assistant, and/or grade level teachers.
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Application requirements Application
Application fee
Application fee amount $360
Tuition range (low) $4500
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships


Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012