School Ministry

NLSA Evidence Based Accreditation

NLSA has moved forward with a new evidence based accreditation process to serve Lutheran schools. Learn more about that process in this blog.

NLSA accredits record 147 Lutheran schools

The National Lutheran School Accreditation commission also receives training in new accreditation protocols that it approved a year ago.

2014-15 ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

Emphasizing the catechism, this edition is suitable for school-wide devotions, midweek classes, Sunday schools and congregation- or school-staff devotions.

Educating Students for This Life and the Next

Mount Calvary Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wis., shares the Gospel in its urban context by providing a solid, Lutheran education, as well as through additional services like a special education resource room and professional counseling to help children overcome obstacles or trauma in their lives.

A Great Privilege

We face challenges, to be sure, but we are blessed with much!

Eight schools gain NLSA ‘exemplary’ status

Leaders of the eight schools will intentionally share their best practices with other Lutheran schools via webinars and print articles.

Schmidt begins as associate director, School Ministry

Dr. Rebecca Schmidt has almost 36 years of experience in early-childhood education and school leadership.

‘National Lutheran Schools Week’ resources available

A poster, bulletin insert and resource manual are designed to help LCMS schools celebrate the Jan. 26–Feb. 1 observance.

Two LCMS schools win U.S. Cellular contest

Dubuque Lutheran School in Dubuque, Iowa, and Valley Lutheran School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, receive checks for $25,000.

Wrege named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

The principal of Trinity Lutheran School, Utica, Mich., is among 61 chosen for the honor by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Three LCMS schools chosen for ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

The award from the U.S. Department of Education goes to Messiah Lutheran School, St. Charles, Mo.; Our Redeemer Lutheran School, Wauwatosa, Wis.; and St. Peter Lutheran School, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Raising Up Leaders in Our Schools

Since 1989, SLED has trained more than 200 educators who are now serving as LCMS principals in early childhood through high school settings.

Grant Encourages Autism Awareness in LCMS Schools

After receiving a grant from LCMS School Ministry, autism awareness speaker Aaron Likens traveled to LCMS schools, colleges and universities to share his story of living with Asperger’s syndrome.

A Light in the Darkness

Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School (unityesl.org) boldly stands as a perfect example of our Synod’s mission, “Witness, Mercy, Life Together.”

NLSA accredits 106 Lutheran schools for 2013-14

Schools with recent National Lutheran School Accreditation include 18 early-childhood centers, 80 elementary schools and eight high schools.

Promoting Christ-centered Education

LCMS School Ministry serves as a national voice for Lutheran schools, upholding the standards of Christ-centered schools that are academically strong and respectively operated.