The Mission of St. Paul's Lutheran School

The mission of St. Paul's Lutheran School is to provide a quality education centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ which:
daily provides the experience of God's love and grace; helps nurture each child's faith; provides the opportunity for outreach to families; and honors and nurtures the child's self worth in a way that enables each to reach his or her ultimate potential.

 

Our Philosophy

“Why is it necessary for young children to attend preschool?” Preschool is often the first time a child experiences an environment away from home, as well as one involving other adults and children.  This is a social experience for the child, one in which the child begins to develop the self-concept of building relationships with others, encourage cooperation in a group setting, and develop healthy relationships with other adults and children.

The goal of St. Paul’s Lutheran School is to develop good self-concepts for children in an environment involving in-depth sensory explorations.  Children are encouraged to learn through play and creative activities, both active and quiet, in order to promote large and fine motor development. Children will have unique individual experiences, through small group settings and whole classroom opportunities.  The curriculum presented to the children is developmentally appropriate and includes colors, numbers, letters, and the concepts of reading and writing.

St Paul’s Lutheran School provides an environment for that is not only physically and emotionally enriching, but also one that is spiritual.  We believe that the nurturing of a child’s faith is of vital importance; therefore, children encounter the awareness of God’s love and grace on a daily basis.  Our curriculum is defined by the seasonal year of the Lutheran Church, which includes Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. Children enjoy learning about God’s love through age appropriate bible stories, chapel services and songs.  We believe that in these early years of development, it is appropriate to begin planting the seeds for their spiritual lives.

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
— Mark 10:13-16