Our Redeemer is a Christian loving environment that encourages Children to learn and be confident in who they are. We love this school and our boys are thriving and doing well here.
We have been beyond blessed by Our Redeemer Lutheran School (ORLS). The teachers and staff are incredible. They truly care for our son and family as a whole. Our son is gaining not only a strong education but a foundation of faith in a loving and nurturing environment. He is thrilled each day to go to school each day and we are thrilled to be part of the ORLS family.
Both of my children have attended ORLS, and their experience has been amazing. Our principal, teachers and staff are unparalleled in their desire to teach, nurture and minister to my children. The education, study and life skills--taught in a Christian environment- have prepared them for the challenges of jr high and high school. Their ability to navigate tough situations while keeping the moral truths instilled in them since they were two is priceless!
As soon as we toured, we knew this was the right school for our son. He started in Pre-K 3 and he has thrived at ORLS. Besides getting a great education; he has Chapel, Art, PE, Spanish and Music classes, and much more. From the 6th graders to Pre-K 2, this school has a great mentoring program. This school has become an extension of our family.
The first words I said to my husband after touring ORLS were, Why would we not want him in this environment? The first words my son said after transitioning into his new 3rd grade class were, Best day of school ever! And his days seem to continue to hold that enthusiasm and excitement for his learning, his class, his teachers, his friends the total environment. We were looking for a kinder, gentler learning atmosphere one that still challenged and propelled students to excel, but also recognized an individual student s gifts and talents, which also encouraged students through love and patience. ORLS has been a perfect fit for our son and for our family and having a faith-based education ensures that he is building not only his academic foundation, but more important, his spiritual foundation as well. Thank you Our Redeemer Lutheran School!
My daughter is 2 years old and this is her first time in a formal learning environment. When my husband and I toured ORLS we fell in love. The administration, the teachers, the classrooms, the library, the gymnasium and the chapel all exceeded our expectations. We toured two other facilities and they didn't even compare. Our daughter has never been to daycare or school and she took to the teachers in her class immediately and loves going to school every day! The teachers of PK2, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Timberlake, are so loving and tender and at the same time encourage the kids to be independent. That is just what a parent hopes for their child. Each Friday I'm so excited to get the weekly email from the teacher going over what they learned during the week and what they will cover the next week. My daughter's vocabulary has skyrocketed and she is maturing leaps and bounds since being enrolled in ORLS. Being new to the school we have felt like the administration makes every effort to welcome you to the ORLS family. We have attended most of the school events and have noticed that there is so much parent and family participation. I would absolutely recommend ORLS for any age!
My daughter is so happy in this school that on days that she doesn't attend she tells me she misses it. She absolutely LOVES her teacher and I, too, think she is pretty wonderful. It is a very nurturing environment and I feel confident that my child will learn a lot here.
Our family has been a part of ORLS for 4 years. From the loving and organized care of the Pre-K teachers to the highly expected academic level of the upper grades... the school delivers. I truly believe it is a hidden gem in the Dallas private school arena. Class sizes are small, teachers are attentive, innovative and experienced. The morals and values instilled in my children never cease to amaze me. Teachers & staff not only love teaching but they love guiding our children to grow as a whole, spiritual person. I almost hesitate to share how positive our school experience has been bc then everyone will find out about our little hidden gem. Families at this school share in the desire for their children to learn academics in a safe, fun, controlled environment that provides a solid foundation when the children venture out to the numerous other top ranked private schools to attend 7th-12th grade.
Our Redeemer is a nurturing school that provides strong academics in a small setting. It also provides art, Spanish, music and sports.
The small class size promotes academic excellence, but so many more life skills! Nearly every teacher, aid and administrator addresses our daughter on a first name basis. The nurturing environment helps instill confidence and aids in shaping her future. Experienced teachers help build her strong foundation. In addition it's an afordable option, and as a bonus - centrally located! Our daughter loves school and looks forward to learning each day. You can t ask for more than that.
Precious school with a top notch faculty and staff. My son is in the preschool program at Our Redeemer, and I really cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. At the end of the day, I think a school comes down to its teachers - the ORLS faculty genuinely cares about their students growth and development. They go the extra mile to make those challenging life stages seem welcomed and appreciated. They accommodate when accommodating is necessary and value parent feedback and involvement. They strive to make the transition from home to school a smooth one. They provide sensory learning and plenty of playtime and lots of love. ORLS is developmentally appropriate and values a kids being a kid. I love it and my son loves it. I agree with a previous reviewer who called the school, a "hidden gem." It is. It is just that.
This is our fifth year at the school. It is one of DFW hidden gems. The teachers are excellent, the curriculum challenging, wonderful principal and great families. We cannot be happier our children are flourishing and absolutely love going to ORLS.
This is our fourth year in the school we cannot be more pleased. The quality of the education is unsurpassed and the teachers are amazing. I have been so impressed with the principal, teachers and staff ability to deal with parents, grandparents and children with integrity and focus on doing the "right" thing. This is an excellent school that focused on teaching the whole children so not only are academics excellent but also daily life values and morals are emphasized. We could not ask for a better place to have our children. The tuition is so reasonable!
This is my daughter's second year here- I am happy with what she is learning in Kindergarten. They have great materials and she seems to be making lots of progress learning to read. It is nice that she learns about reading and writing as well as having the time to learn about the bible and have "Jesus time" everyday. I am not as impressed with some of the administrative things at the school. Most staff are wonderfully sweet and nice, but the principal can be very gruff at times which has been a real turn off for me. There is a lot of "fund-raising" and asking for money and things -which I'm sure happens at a lot of schools- but sometimes it feels excessive. Also the school programs (i.e. spring musical, Christmas pageant) are a bit of a disappointment. Last spring musical they crammed PK-2nd grade onto a small stage (you
We started preschool at Our Redeemer this year. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers and principal are very caring individuals. I've watched my child blossom this year.
We are very pleased with Our Redeemer Lutheran School. It offers a great academic opportunity in a loving, Christian environment. There is a low student to teacher ratio which enables the children to receive individual attention from their teachers. We are also like that the classes are able to interact/mentor with other grades. We find the administration and teaching staff to be approachable and parents are involved in the school. This is definitely a schoool worth checking out!
Our child is a 2nd grader. The principal is wonderful as are the teachers. Many of the teachers have been at the school for more than 15 years. They are fair yet they insist the children take responsibility for their actions. The music and art programs are wonderful. The children participate in the church choir periodically, and they also have a Christmas program and Spring Musical. The art teacher exposes them to the world's great masters and their techniques. An art show is held every spring to showcase their work. The one drawback is in athletics. There are no teams for the younger grades -- participation is limited to 4/5/6 graders for volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Although the school is part of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, there are many families that are not church members. The families are very supportive of activities and volunteer their time to make them successful.
Our child is in sixth grade, and has been at this school since first grade. Overall, our satisfaction has been high with this school. The class sizes are small, and thus the children are worked with very closely by their teachers. All assignments and test are graded by the teachers, not by aids, so the teachers really do know what the kids are up to, and what they struggle with. Parent teacher communication is great. Students are taught at the levels they are able to achieve, with multiple tracks in many grades. This is positive, as no child is left behind, yet gifted students are not held back. There are opportunities for varied extra circular activities, including choir, hand-bells, soccer, basketball, volleyball, scouts, etc.... The new principle and pastor are working hard to continually improve the school, and the parents and the church members are strongly behind the school.
My daughter and her friends love this school! I just saw the 4th grade class essays and saw phrases such as 'awesome school','I assure you it is the best school in the world', and so many others. Standouts are Fine Arts enrichment (choir, handbells, art, etc.) are great, and Dad's club and sports are big winners too! Because of its smaller size, the children are well challenged when they need to be and those that need more help are given it. The Christian nurturing, moral backbone of Our Redeemer is apparent in all aspects of the school. Chapel offerings go to local and global causes, and are discussed so the students know why they are giving. A large group of older students donated their hard won Six Flags tickets (earned by reading) to the Nelson Center for abused children. I feel really great about the young men and women these kids will become.
Our Redeemer Lutheran School is Dallas' best kept secret for a primary private school. The teachers are wonderful and loving, yet are able to give each student what they need to do their best and succeed because of small class size. The kids have such a unique bond and love to spend time around one another. This is a school to be proud of!
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