st. paul Lutheran school

St. Paul's Kindergarten was started in 1969, to serve the children of families wanting a Christian education for their children. In 1980, the congregation expanded its Christian educational ministry with a preschool. Starting with one small class it grew to three classes in addition to the Kindergarten class. 

In 1990, a long-time dream was realized with the establishment of a Christian elementary school starting with first grade and adding an additional grade each year until reaching eighth grade.

In 1994, the Barnabas House was purchased and remodeled to state specifications and was opened in August of that year as a certified child care center. In 2001, long-range plans to build an elementary education wing began. In September 2004, the new elementary wing with 7 classrooms and a library/computer lab was opened.  Today St. Paul has a thriving preschool program in the Barnabas House and hosts pre-kindergarten through fifth grade classes in its elementary building.  In 2016, St. Paul School purchased Smart Board technology for all of our elementary classrooms.  

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"[Martin] Luther [and his co-worker Philipp] Melancthon developed the principles that underlay the Evangelical educational reforms of the sixteenth century, and their ideas still inform Lutheran education today….Lutheran education has proved its worth over the centuries. Lutheran education retains the Scriptures at its heart, but also teaches students about the world in which they live. Lutheran education today still makes a connection between faith and learning, a connection that Luther and Melancthon instilled in education. An active faith is an educated one; learning should help students to build character as well as to develop knowledge and skills; to serve well in the world, Christians need to know something about the world and its people. These were worthy goals in the sixteenth century. They remain worthy goals in the twenty-first century. Thus, the mission of Lutheran education in the twenty-first century is . . . the same as it was in the sixteenth century: to help students to develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world." [By Susan Mobley, “Historical Foundations in the Lutheran Reformation, in Learning at the Foot of the Cross: A Lutheran Vision for Education", ed. Joel D. Heck and Angus J. L. Menuge (Austin: Concordia University Press, 2011)]