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Guardian Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 216 students


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Posted September 7, 2014

My daughter attended this school from preschool through 8th grade. The school is phenomenal. The teachers are welcoming and caring. My daughter is now attending a parochial high school in the area and tested into honors math and biology. I believe Guardian Lutheran School has prepared her well for high school and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 18, 2014

The fact that I took the time to actually sign-up just to write this review should tell you something. Our child went there for one year and halfway through the school year we were already looking for somewhere else to enroll her. Our 2nd grader was coming from a different private school and the curriculum throughout the year at Guardian was basically a review of things she had already learned. She was not academically challenged at all. As a new family, hoping to come into a warm, welcoming, Christian environment, I have to tell you-Ive been in more inviting DMV lines. Frosty, cliquish, rude people. Our daughter even said that chapel was always more like a funeral service. Granted; we come from a pretty charismatic church. Bottom line:nothing outstanding or impressive about this school and for the money-there are a lot of other better options out there. Attendance will start to be affected and only then will they take a step back and review what they can do to make their school a viable option for those of us who want more for our kids: It should be evident to all that a school bares the fruit of a Christ centered education.
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Posted August 12, 2014

We chose Guardian, as we wanted our children to be in a environment where they could not just get an education, but grow in Christ. Let me say that from the beginning I have never felt welcomed, nor would I say did it feel like a body of believers :( We will NOT re enroll our children, and have after much prayer and research found that thankfully we live in a very good public school district :) Was greatly disappointed by the way not all are treated the same, as believers this should NEVER be the case. I would not, and do not recommend this school!
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Posted November 7, 2013

Guardian Lutheran School is a really amazing school! I have three children attending this school and find that they are challenged in all their subjects. Being a Christian school, the teachers and staff believe that all children are gifts from God and treat all with love and respect. I would suggest that you call Guardian and meet with the principal (Matthew Dummann) to find out more about the school (he's available all the time, even during the summer months). Then, if you're interested, have your child shadow at the school to see if it is the right fit.
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Posted September 13, 2013

Horrible the teachers can't teach, and the curriculum Is behind a couple years. The environment is not at all friendly. 0 Stars If I could

Posted August 3, 2013

This is a horrible school, I hated it. The teachers don't teach properly, therefore when I went into high school I had trouble in classes I already took in middle school. The teachers gossip a lot. Honestly, I would have preferred to go to a public school... IN INKSTER

Posted May 4, 2010

Guardian offers it's students a Christ centered, academically strong education; well rounded with sports, band, music, theater, and many other extra curricular activites. Smaller class sizes foster a very close relationship between staff and families. As a parent of a Guardian student, I feel very fortunate that my students' teachers are not only interested in the academic success of my children, but also their emotional and spiritual well being. We couldn't be happier with our school!
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Posted May 4, 2010

Excellent academics, sports, and best of all a loving Christ centered education and environment
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Posted February 4, 2009

I am a parent of a 4th and 3rd grader at Guardian Lutheran School in Dearborn. This is our 2nd year and I have felt welcome from the first time we stepped into this school. It is our 2nd Family! We searched and searched for a great school and we have finally found one in Guardian!! We drive almost 30 minutes every day and it is well worth it! I highly recommend this school to everyone!! What a great experience and environment for all children!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 69%
African-American 6% 19%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Matthew Dummann
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  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
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  • (313) 274-2076


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24544 Cherry Hill Street
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 274-3665


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