What kind of facility does Our Savior Lutheran have?
Our Savior Lutheran School operates an outstanding facility that includes a full-size gym, preschool classrooms equipped with bathrooms, library, worship chapel, and each classroom is equipped with technology that enables all students Preschool 2 through 8th grade a learning environment at every level of education. We also have a large playground and field for students to play on during recess.
How long has Our Savior Lutheran School been open?
Our Savior Lutheran’s first kindergarten class began in 1964. Since then, we’ve added grade levels, students, staff, classrooms, and programs.
What grade levels are offered?
We offer preschool (age 2-PreKindergarten) through grade 8. Our preschool classes are offered on a part- or full-time basis, full or half days. We offer Junior Kindergarten as well.
What hours is school in session?
The school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:15. Preschoolers attending a half day are released at 11:30.
Do you have to be Lutheran or a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church to attend?
No, many of our families attend other churches in the area. Lutheran teachings are the basis for our religious instructional materials. Families from other Christian denominations find that our religion classes, classroom devotions, and chapel services support their efforts to raise strong Christian children. Where Lutheran teachings differ from a child’s home church, we continue to respect the child while acknowledging those differences.
Does Our Savior Lutheran require uniforms?
Students in grades K-8 are required to wear standardized dress. Please see our school handbook for details. Junior Kindergarten students are required to wear special t-shirts to school daily as their uniform as well.
Is Our Savior Lutheran accredited?
Accreditations include Missouri Non-Public School Accrediting Association, National Lutheran School Association, and National Federation of Non-Public School State Accrediting Association
What curriculum is taught?
Our curriculum is based on MO State standards. We use a variety of resources and publishers to accomplish our goals.
Who are your teachers?
Our teachers have a wide range of experience, and are highly trained and educated. Please see our staff biographies for more details.
How many students are in each classroom?
We maintain a low student-teacher ratio. Our maximum class size for our two year old class is 12 students, with aide assistance over 6 students. Our maximum class size for our three and four year old classes is 15, with aide assistance over 10 students. The maximum number for elementary school is 24, with aide assistance over 12 students for Kindergarten through Grade 2 as deemed appropriate.
What technology is available to students?
While technology is a part of every aspect of our world, at OSL we pride ourselves in using technology as a tool. We continue to put the focus on our teachers as the main instructor of our students. Our classrooms use technology daily but not exclusively, as we believe that face-to-face collaboration and soft skills are an integral part of preparation for the future. Our 1st-8th grade students are 1:1 with Chromebooks.
Where do graduates of Our Savior Lutheran attend high school?
Our graduates attend both private and public high schools, including Lutheran South High School, as well as high schools in the Rockwood, Lindbergh, Fox, and Northwest school districts.
Is there a Before and After School Care program?
Yes, Extended School Care (ESC) provides a safe and caring environment for our students and is available starting at 7:00am, with after care available until 6pm.
What extra-curricular activities and sports does OSL offer?
OSL is continuously increasing the offerings of after school activities for our students. Check out the Athletics and Activities section for our current offerings.
Are there opportunities for parent to volunteer?
Yes! We love our parent volunteers! We have many opportunities for volunteering throughout the year, from assisting with field trips and tutoring, to working with our Parent Teacher League. Our teachers also have opportunities for parent volunteers throughout the year.
Why should we choose Our Savior Lutheran School?
Each child is a valuable part of Our Savior Lutheran, a Christian school. Dedicated teachers focus on the individual child and helping our students develop to their full potential. Our smaller class sizes allow us to build on each child’s unique set of strengths in a caring and nurturing environment. Please take a moment to see what some of our parents and students say about Our Savior Lutheran School.
Is tuition assistance available?
We offer flexible payment options: annual, semi-annual, or monthly (10-month auto withdraw) payment plans. Financial aid is available through Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA) and through the school. Application through FACTS is necessary to request assistance. Deadline for application and all paperwork is April 15 at midnight. New students registering after April 15 can apply for funds LESA has available at that time.
How do I schedule a tour?
We would love to show you our campus and answer any questions you may have. Schedule your personal campus tour by following the link below:
What is the difference between Junior Kindergarten and Pre Kindergarten?
While both programs are excellent programs offered to students age 4 years old by August 1, Junior Kindergarten offers a unique opportunity for students who are in attendance at OSL five days per week for full days. This gives more time for enrichment activities in addition to the other curricular activities covered by both programs.