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Springfield Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 221 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $97,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $670.

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Excellent staff with people who are dedicated to learning and loving. Highly recommend if you are looking for a great Christ centered education for your child,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

Great fine arts & athletics programs! Parent involvement & classroom technology are excellent. Academics @ SLS is average or below. I compared SLS with public school, & by 8th gr, SLS is behind public school in math. I was disappointed with the reading curriculum. My child never read to the teacher ("reading" was listening to a tape of a woman reading the story TO the class). Teachers should form appropriate reading groups in a class! I found 2-3 teachers to be a bit "snooty." One teacher made me move my car because I was in their "spot." (Teachers don't have designated "spots" though) The environment is lacking. I expected my child to be in a place where bullying wasn't allowed & structure the norm. My experience was disappointing. There are kids at SLS that should have been (according to the school handbook) in detention or suspended for continuous disrespect & defiance. Neither happened. This interrupted my child's education. I know 3 families that left for this reason.The principal is fun. Perhaps too fun & not enough of discipline. He ignores problems. I believe this is because it is hard to discipline kids when you go to church with their parents. Call it "politics"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

End the search for the best school in Springifled, because here it is. Tucked in a super residential neighborhood, SLS is THE place to be. The early childhood program is hands down the best in the area and has the most qualified teachers, even some who won national awards for their teaching and knowledge. Older students enjoy a challenging academic program as well as a great sports and fine arts program. They met with my family for a personal tour and immediately built a relationship with us. SLS is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

I love the people and program of SLS. They have a great blend of traditional education and new technology that meets my child's needs. They have wonderful people who will do whatever to help you and your child with any problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

Excellent, Wonderful....if I could list all of the words, there would not be enough space. Great pincipal, most of the teachers are very good...both of our kids LOVED the school. When you are at SLS your entire family is part of the SLS family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

Wonderful school. Great group of kids. Clear expectations of the students. Family environment. I just cannot say enough. We love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I am so thankful that my 3 children are able to attend this fantastic school. They are recieving a holistic, well rounded education. The teachers go the extra mile to present applicable lessons to foster learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

I think this school is one of the best-kept secrets in Springfield. Families from other surrounding areas send their children here (not just Springfield residents), including parents who teach in public schools/the local universities, because they prefer the Christian atmosphere and positive learning environment. Take a tour and check it out.


Posted February 17, 2009

SLS is one big happy family. My child has attended SLS since pre-school and currently is in the 5th grade. We've been pleased with every teacher & all the staff members throughout our experience. The halls are full of laughter, whistling, singing & smiles. I'm sad to see it end after 8th grade but rejoice in knowing that my child's learning began with a solid foundation in a Christian atmosphere. I am confident & secure that she, armed with her faith, will be prepared for high school both academically and emotionally. THANK YOU SLS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

SLS is a wonderful school. My son is thriving and is learning more than the three 'R.' It is an environment where he can learn to dream, be compassionate, and be a good citizen while excelling
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Springfield Lutheran School is an excellent school. My children are receiving the highest quality education in a Christian atmosphere of loving and caring teachers. They participate in a number of activities including music and sports. Parent involvement is very high. I know almost all of my children's classmates and their parents. This school is our home. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

SLS is an outstanding environment to learn and grow. My daughter has attended from pre-school through 8th grade and is excellently prepared for high school both academically and emotionally. I am very excited to begin the process all over again with my first grader. I strongly encourage you to visit and talk to our staff, students and parents. SLS is a family that supports and encouraged each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

SLS is a wonderful place for children. They work with students from the age of three-year olds to eighth graders. The school has excellent academics and a very caring and compassionate staff. Your family will feel a part of a caring school community as soon as your child is enrolled. They have one classroom of each grade with may experienced teachers. If you are eager to offer the best opportunity for your child to learn and develop leadership skills SLS is for you.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

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

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Paul Baker
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • jwanner@rlcmail.org
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Fax number
  • (417) 881-5470

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
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

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • curling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Technology club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • If you are interest in joining a school community (like a family) SLS may be the school for you and your family. We learn to work hard, follow through, care for each other and do our very best. Our students go on to shine in their high school settings and later in life. We lay a foundation for learning in a child's future. We daily share the love of Jesus with our students. Join us and see what a difference Springfield Lutheran can make in your child's life. We love and care for kids.
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
204
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
225
Students typically come from these schools
Local public schools
Other area private schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Kickapoo High School
Parkview High School
Springfield Catholic
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2852 S Dayton Ave
Springfield, MO 65807
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Phone: (417) 883-5717

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