"Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14
St. Paul's Lutheran School is a ministry of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. We exist to give honor and glory to God. By His grace we endeavor to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, manifest the unity of our faith and Jesus Christ as God and Savior, and foster Christian Education for our students.
Our school's primary focus is to provide both the means and opportunity for the religious education and spiritual development of each student.
St. Paul's is a Lutheran school. What Lutherans emphasize in their churches and schools is that God saved us from our sins by the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. This saving act was totally completed by God through Jesus Christ. There is nothing we can do to merit salvation. Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
The study of God's Word is our primary purpose. Children are also involved in a variety of religious experiences introducing them to the basic concepts of the Christian faith. The children will learn about God's mighty acts of the past which direct us to Jesus. They will discover His daily care for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs and His promise for the future.
Grades one-and-up use a Bible-based curriculum published by the Lutheran Church for use in its schools.
Weekly chapel services provide the opportunity for worship and prayer together for grades one-and-up.
Elementary School General Curriculum
Curriculum for the elementary grades comes from a variety of sources, updated and reviewed regularly. The following fundamental concepts explain the basis for our general curriculum:
- God has provided spoken and written languages as the means of communication. Reading, spelling, handwriting, and the study of English are part of our language arts program.
- God has created an orderly, intricate world. Mathematics, science and computer science are taught to help students better appreciate the wonders of God's creation.
- God created man in a setting in which he interacts with other humans. Man, as a social creature, is studied through a social science program which includes history, geography, and social studies.
- God gave man talents and abilities. Skill in the use of these abilities is developed through art, athletics, and music programs.
ECE General Curriculum
Our Early Childhood Program offers developmentally appropriate activities to assist young children in reaching their fullest potential as learners. We focus on the five areas of human development. The following statements summarize our goals and objectives:
- Spiritual: To allow the child to experience God's love through His Word, so he/she can respond in faith and love to God and in love to others.
- Emotional: To encourage, support, accept, and help each child grow in positive self-awareness as God's child.
- Social: To provide an environment and experiences in which the child understands and strengthens his/her relationships with others.
- Physical: To provide activities which aid in the growth of the child's motor skills.
- Intellectual: To involve the child in appropriate experiences and activities to give him/her the necessary building blocks for future academic success.
- Language and Reading Readiness
- Religion: "Voyages" (Lutheran Church: Missouri Synod)
- Science and Social Studies Themes: America, Animals, Apples, Bugs, Building, Community, Emotions, Farm, Holidays, Insects, Machines, Magnets, Ocean, Rocks, Seasons, Senses, Water
- Art, Music, Drama, and Physical Education