We love this school. The teachers really care about our kids, and we feel safe and welcome here. Our students' test scores have always been very high. The tuition is much lower than other private schools in the area. We highly recommend it to other families who want to feel more involved in their kids' educational experience.
There are so many good teachers, that I can't single out any one as better than the others. Mr. Schmidt has been the principal for many years, and he is highly respected by the families at the school. His assistant, Mrs. Dietsche, works very hard to keep parents informed. We owe her many thanks for her help over the years.
While some teachers are more laid-back than others in their personal style, they are all effective in their teaching. We have enjoyed the different personalities in each teacher, because the love for their job shines whether they are new or have been doing it for 40 years. They aren't here because of tenure, or high salaries, but because they love what they do. It is so refreshing to find people who love their jobs.
My kids have always had some homework, but the 10 minute-rule seemed to prevail. For those who are not familiar with this, it's about 10 minutes x the grade level. (1st grade = 10 minutes, 2nd grade=20 minutes, etc.) While the homework level will vary, depending on your child's ability, the teachers are receptive to working with your family if you have concerns in this area.
After a VERY disappointing experience in Eden Prairie public schools, my child thrived at BLS! The teacher was very attentive to my son's needs and provided much more challenging work for my gifted student. The public school system had written him off as ADHD and high-maintenance because he asked many more questions than the other students. EP gave him remedial work because that was the level his classmates were at in the public school classroom. The classes were so large in EP that the teacher had to spend all her time dealing with the underachieving students (and there were many.) The teacher at BLS was very in tune with my child's needs and was patient enough to really work with him so that his intelligence could shine through. She was truly a God-send and worked hard to make sure the environment was set up for his success. We HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone who has had enough of the overflowing/herd mentality of the public school system. The access to the teachers, quality teaching tools, affordable tuition, and Christ-centered lessons made all the difference and we are SO GRATEFUL for Bloomington Lutheran School. I just wish we had placed him here sooner.
We love this school! Our two children (kindergarten and 3rd grade) love it as well. The students and teachers do well with the curriculum and textbooks chosen and are learning the same information as their public school counterparts. (Though without all of the behavior and ESL distractions, they are able to cover it more in depth and learn material quicker.) The school has a very personal touch and feels much like small town community nicely located in a large suburb. We live in Eagan and the school bus is able to pick the girls up in the morning and get them all the way over there. The staff really goes above and beyond to cooperate with parents and families for a positive outcome! I would highly recommend this school to anyone interested!
Bloomington Lutheran School is a wonderful Christian School with a strong academic focus and extracurricular activites for everyone. The teachers are high caliber and the students and parents are outstanding.