St. Paul’s Lutheran School offers an individualized education for preschool through middle school aged children in a small classroom setting that emphasizes excellence in all we do. We also serve children with our Little Saints Early Childhood Center that offers full day childcare for infants to school age children.
The purpose of St. Paul’s Lutheran School is to spiritually and academically develop an inquiring mind that asks questions, seeks answers, challenges, recognizes change, and continues lifelong learning. Guided by Christian principles students grow academically, morally, socially, and spiritually.
It will be the policy of St. Paul’s Lutheran School to first and foremost maintain a close link with the church. The school does not exist by or for itself, but always as an extension of the congregation of St. Paul’s. Nor is it the school’s intent to assume the home’s God-given responsibility for the Christian training of its children; rather, the school acts as a partner and means of assistance outside the home.
Philosophy of Education
St. Paul’s Lutheran School will create an environment which emphasizes personal Christian growth and service to God and community. We believe that every person is a unique gift from God, created by the Father, saved by the Son, and nurtured by the Holy Spirit. Parents have the primary responsibility for the Christian upbringing of their children.
God told the Israelites in Deuteronomy 6:6-7, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your heart. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you lie down and when you get up.”
God tells us in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he won’t turn from it.”
Statement of Faith
We believe the following:
- Christian parents have the Biblical responsibility to be a family in Christ which pursues the best education for their children.
- Christian education is the primary thrust of Christ’s Great Commission in Matthew 28: 19-20, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded of you.”
- Christian education must be Christ-centered, for Jesus alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14: 6)
In 1982 the congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church embarked on a journey to bring a Christian school to the members of St. Paul’s and the community of Prior Lake and surrounding areas. The ministry of St. Paul’s Lutheran School began in the fall of 1982 with the goal of teaching our students to realize that they are children of God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. SPLS serves students in kindergarten through grade 6. Since those early days we have grown to our present structure which includes the ministry of St. Paul’s Little Saints Early Childhood Center serving children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age. With aggressive growth plans and the continuing support of a loving congregation, we are excited about the years that lay ahead and the journey God has placed before us.