LCMS School Ministry - Education that is Christ-Centered

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s School Ministry assists, equips and uplifts school educators, district staff, and especially education executives and congregational leaders so that through them children may be equipped as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Why send your child to a Lutheran school?

Here is why you should send your child to a Lutheran school. Lutheran schools:
  • Are driven by a commitment to the Gospel and focused on a mission of bringing hope and healing to students and families.
  • Are governed by board members who clearly understand their roles and focus on the vision and board policies that effectively govern the operation of the school.
  • Meet or exceed state and national academic standards at all grade levels.
  • Have educators who model visionary leadership. They practice stewardship of resources, build up others and empathize with others.
  • Have educators who model servant leadership. Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? (Robert Greenleaf)
  • Have educators who model spiritual leadership. They study God’s Word, share their personal faith story, apply Law and Gospel appropriately, exhibit a passion for ministry, act courageously, equip God’s people for service, care for others, demonstrate integrity, and pray.

Lutheran School Statistics — 2020-21 School Year

This report is a summary of 2020-21 school year data submitted by early childhood centers, elementary schools and high schools operated by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod along with information obtained from the LCMS School Ministry office, LCMS districts, and the LCMS Office of Rosters and Statistics.