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Our Savior Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 190 students

Our Savior Lutheran School is best known for its family friendly environment.
 
 

 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted September 27, 2006

I love Our Savior! I graduated about two years ago, and I can't begin to say how much going there has helped me. I was well prepared for high school, I had made friends to last a life time, and I have grown in my faith.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 12, 2006

My child loves school, teacher, and the principal. I always feel welcome when I enter the school, and I'm always kept involved. The school always has fun activities that make my child look forward to the next day. It has tremendous involvement by the parents too. We found it easy and quick to meet new friends. This all helps create a since of pride and ownership in the school that provides support to the administration to ensure that it keeps it high academic standards. I can only think of one short coming which is the lack of sports/PE, it does have some but that is the only area of improvement I can site. I know I am not the only mom who feels so satisfied after dropping my son off that he is in a caring, safe environment, getting an excellent education and that we have made an excellent choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2005

I graduated from OSLS about 2 years ago. I attended the school since PK and I loved it. The thing I remember most was 6-8th grade because of the excellent teachers. They prepared me really well for high school. My favorite teacher was and still is Mr.Schultz, the 8th grade teacher/math/history/pe. He is an excellent math teacher and once in high school the algebra came as a breeze. He prepares you really well. The whole school does.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 25, 2005

We had tried 2 other private schools (KCD and Christian Academy) in the Louisville area and found Our Savior Lutheran School to be superior in all facets of our childs' education. They provide a challenging core curriculum complemented by Spanish, Computer and Music classes. The special part about this program is the nurturing environment that encourages all children to be the best they possibly can, to be proud of their individual accomplishments, and to love the learning process. We are so thankful we discovered the best kept secret in Louisville's education system... Our Savior's Lutheran School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

We have had all four of our children attend this wonderful school from preschool through the eighth grade. The foundation they received at Our Savior in the education of both the heart and the mind has been very evident. The principal of the Christian high school they later attended calls Our Savior 'the Rock', because of the academic capabilities and spiritual maturity their graduates bring with them. The quality of the faculty is excellent, and the programs are top-notch. This school gives tremendous value for the dollar.
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Posted November 23, 2004

Two of our daughters attend Our Savior, and we intend to send our younger two children there as well. This school has the most caring, supportive atmosphere of any we have encountered. The teachers are top notch, and Christian behavior is genuinely modeled and expected. Pre-K through Grade 3 have kind, encouraging, nurturing teachers. Academics become quite rigorous at the fourth grade level. The middle school is fantastic, with a phenomenal math teacher. He has brought our daughter from being a struggling math student to participating in the Duke TIPS program. We also have an excellent computer/technology program. It's a great school. Come and see!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 81%
Black 7% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • American Heart Association (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Wes Wrucke
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)
Fax number
  • (502) 394-0648

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • American Heritage Girls
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Science club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Junior Achievement
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
190
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
190

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$1000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Ballard High School
Eastern High School
Trinity High School
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8307 Nottingham Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222
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Phone: (502) 426-0864

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