SHLS has been the best educational decision we have made for our children. With so many private school choices in San Antonio, we choose SHLS year after year because our children have made great strides educationally and spiritually, and the school supports the same values and ethics we have at home. SHLS is an extension of our family, from caring school and church staff, high credentialed educators, to well run cafeteria, sports, tech, and extracurricular programs, all helping to ensure my children become the best they can possibly be. For me and my family, there is no other choice.
Both of my children attended Shepherd of the Hills from preschool through 8th grade. Shepherd of the Hills provides a well-rounded education, focused on the whole child...spiritual, academic, social, and emotional development. Children attending Shepherd of the Hills are provided with many opportunitiies to develop their own individual strengths and abilities through strong academics, daily Bible lessons, weekly chapel, and varied extra-curricular activities such as band, sports, academic competitions through PSIA, scouts, and after-school clubs such as martial arts and jumprope, to name a few. Students are encouraged to be service-minded through supporting and encouraging a children's home in Haiti, and participating in student led service projects. Even though my children have completed their education, Shepherd of the Hills would still be my first choice in selecting a preschool through 8th grade program of education.
We just completed a tour of this school and registered. We felt welcomed and felt the family feeling on campus. We have attended other schools and feel that Shepherd is a safe, friendly, academic atmosphere for our child. We feel strongly about this school, that we are not waiting for next year...we are enrolling right now!
This school is INVOLVED. The teachers genuinely care about each of their students. They strive for top-notch education in all areas, and have recently taken great strides in the area of technology. The atmosphere is caring and Christian. My children love going to school each day.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School and Childcare has been home to our granddaughter for 3 years nows. She began in preschool and is currently in first grade. The faculty and staff put forth their very best effort everyday creating a warm, Christian environment. If you're looking for a school that lives up to their Mission Statement: "Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School and Childcare is a community of parents, students, and staff working together to foster Christ-like qualities in all we pursue: spiritual growth, academic excellence, social, emotional, and physical development," then this is the campus for you.
Excellent christian school with excellent teachers. I have one child who goes to Shepherd now and loves school.Teachers are caring and supportive. Chapel on Wednesdays are AWESOME!!!! Parents are always encouraged to get involved with there class.
Nice nice Christian enviroment, but that's about it. Principal, very weak, not a strong leader or problem solver. Vice-principal even worse. Not a strong teaching staff, although there are a few outstanding teachers. My daughter, who went to Shepherd for three years, told me that Shepherd did not prepare her for high school. Have talked with other parents who share the same feelings, especially with math. Cafeteria food--forget it! With all the negatives, no wonder the number of students has dwindled. If a Christmas enviroment is what you're looking for, which was at the top of our list, then take a look at Shepherd. If not, do your child a favor & look elsewhere.
I went to Shepherd of the Hills for 11 years. It was my second home, their daycare staff are nice, caring, fun and truly love their jobs, I was in daycare from 6:30am-8am then 3pm-6:30pm until middle school-it was a great way to get my homework done before I went home, way to socialize and have fun. Every year the teachers were great! We were challanged in aloof the classes but if we struggled we could always get 1 on 1 help. The principal is a wonderful lady who is passionate about her job, she is always available to talk or listen. Finally, Wednesday chapels were amazing with the school minister, he is a great man with a love of sharing the message and love of God to God's children. Parents love the chapel partner program, a younger student is paired with an older student and each month they meet for an activity and will sit together in chapel, this promotes unity throughout the school. Yes, kids will use "bad words" once they get into 5-8th grade, to act cool but all kids in all schools have this problem, the staff handles this problem and disciplines accordingly. I recommend Shepherd to anyone, good for the tiny tots to the big kids!
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School and Childcare is a wonderful place where God's love abounds. A Blue Ribbon School-A School of Excellence! *They have a clear educational philosophy and mission. Their approach to student discipline and safety is outstanding and carried out in Christian love and concern. SHLS encourages and monitors students' progress toward meeting grade-level standards Technology is used to support teaching and learning at SHLS The arts at SHLS fit into the curriculum. *They have an outstanding school choir and band. Extracurricular opportunities (sports, clubs, community service, competitions) are available for students. *All school weekly Chapel services for students, teachers and families are exceptional. Teachers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The Administrators are confident and interested in interacting with students, teachers and parents. Cannot say enough about this wonderful school and Childcare. *May God continue to Bless the wonderful Ministry at Shepherd of the Hills school and Childcare.
My family has been richly blessed by this school. Shepherd of the Hills teachers are loving and caring, from the youngest babies to the junior high teachers. There is an atmosphere of Christ's love and excellent educational standards. I love this place!
So grateful for this school! My child is currently enrolled in the preschool program at Shepherd of the Hills and she loves it. The daily activities (even during PE) that involve the letter of the week are awesome. Teachers and staff are friendly and professional. My daughter was even had her baptism birthday recognized during the weekly chapel service! This is the first school she has ever attended and I am so very thankful she loves it and her teacher.
My youngest daughter now attends shepherd of the hills and enjoys going to school. We have had 2 daughters graduate from Shepherd of the Hills and they are now in college. I am thankful that shepherd of the hills provides both a quality education and a chirstian enviorment. The childrens chapal services on Wednesday are excellent!! Shepherd of the Hills family.
As an older parent of a pre-schooler, I have found that Shepherd of the Hills is exceptional. This child has been at the school since she was 17 months old and this is my second time around at Shepherd. I have 3 older sons who have become outstanding Christian men.
We moved here from Michigan in April and toured Shepherd of the Hills hoping to find a school for our two daughters similar to the one we left in Michigan. SH is really Lutheran in name only. Since most of the kids (we heard 90%) at Shepherd are not even members of the church the school is named after, they are forced to teach a homogenized version of Christianity which really isn't Lutheran at all. Ironically, we really liked the church and hoped the school would reflect the teachings of the church. It didn't. We met with staff and watched a chapel service and were very disappointed. If you're not a Lutheran and are looking for an alternative to public school SH might be the place for you. Facilities were old but generally clean. Sadly there is only one other Lutheran school in SA and that is where we ended up.
My two children both attended SHLS and then went on to attend the Lutheran High School. The education they received in both schools was outstanding and they have been very successful in the colleges of their choice. I can't tell you what a wonderful environment the staff and administration have created in both of these schools. There is truly a spirit of Christ-like people working to foster the growth of our children, as their mission statement suggests. We love our Lutheran, Christian schools! P.S. It would be unrealistic to say either of these schools are 'perfect' because we do still live on earth, but if you know of any schools this side of heaven which can claim perfection, do let me know!
Shepherd of the Hills has been a true benefit to all of my children. Our eldest son has succeeded beyond hopes in high school due to the training and learning habits instilled in his elementary and middle school years at Shepherd of the Hills. We have a daughter with special needs and her learning was always positively supported during her years at Shepherd. Her confidence and convictions as a Christian were richly nourished during her time at Shepherd. We have two other children still attending Shepherd of the Hills and we are confident that they are receiving a top-notch education along with a firm Christian foundation.
My son came to Shepherd of the Hills in the 2nd grade. Immediately he was accepted by his peers and loved by his teachers. Within 3 months we had our 4 year boy and 2 year old girl enrolled. The principal is always there if you have any questions, and always has time and a smile on her face for you. The addition of school uniforms this year was a blessing. We are excited about the great education our kids are receiving and the Christ-like environment has truly been a blessing. The extracurricular activities such as band, choir, girl/boy scouts, gymnastics, jumprope, tae kwon do and the variety of sports offered is truly a blessing. As a parents, I love the fact that I can have my kids in all of these extracurriculars without having to leave campus. By the way, we are now in our 4th year at SHLS.
We recommend this nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School to any and all military families moving to San Antonio. Terrific elementary and jr. high school. We will be so sad when we PCS and have to leave Shepherd! There is no other school like it!
This school has done wonder for my children! The small class sizes and caring teachers are so refreshing. I also use the daycare and feel much better about working full time knowing my children are in safe and loving hands. Thank you SHLS!
I am a teacher here and have been for over 8 years. I love this school. I am not sure if many people know this but we get paid a lot less than the average public school teacher. All of the teachers make a sacrifice to teach here. Why do we do this? Because we truly do care for the children. We love this job and are not here for a paycheck. I think that says a lot. We could not make it without our wonderful administration. They truly care for us and for the children at our school. We work hard to make sure that our children feel safe and loved. I have considered going public but I just feel that this is too wonderful a place to be and I wouldn't want my own children anywhere else.
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