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 classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards. 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.
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.
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?
Early childhood classes offer hands-on, play-based learning experiences. Social-emotional skills, caring for/loving others, hearing about Jesus’ love, colors, numbers, shapes, letters, communication skills, large motor and fine motor skills start the process of learning. Each grade level offers age-appropriate materials and learning experiences. The "One in Christ" religion curriculum from Concordia Publishing is used in every classroom. Starfall, Scholastic, and other web-based programs are used to enhance learning. Starting in Pre-Kindergarten, the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is used to teach students letters and letter sounds, how to write letters, and beginning reading skills.
First through 8th graders also use "One in Christ" religion curriculum. Phonics and reading skills are taught through a variety of means, including text, novel, and web-based materials. Language Arts is taught using McGraw and Holt textbooks. HMHCO science and 6th-8th social studies is a combination text/online curriculum, as is the 1st-5th Saavis social studies. Saxon math is used for kindergarten - 8th grade, with groupings in 4th-8th according to math aptitude. Kindergarten - Grade 4 uses Learning Without Tears curriculum for Handwriting, which also has keyboarding for 3rd-5th graders. Spelling is taught using Evan-Moor. Technology is taught throughout the curriculum areas.
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.
How do students perform on standardized tests?
Each year the Iowa Basic Achievement Test is administered to students in grades K-8. Test scores average 16% over the state averages of “Proficient” or “Advanced” levels for Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
What technology is available to students?
Students in classes up through 6th grade have interactive white boards in their classroom. Kindergarten has tablets to use in small groups. 1st - 8th graders 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.
How can I keep up with the progress/grades of my child?
Information regarding your child’s grades, homework assignments, updates from teachers and the school, as well as extended school case balances can be found on FastDirect once enrolled. The office will provide you with sign on information at back to school night in August.
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 6:30am, with after care available until 6pm.
What extra-curricular activities and sports does OSL offer?
Cross Country is available to students in grades K-8, girls volleyball, boys basketball and girls basketball and track start in 5th grade and academic team and yearbook. Equations club, and Aero Club are offered to grades 3+.
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?
Please call 636-343-7511 or email the enrollment director at email@example.com. Learn how your child would benefit by being a part of Our Savior Lutheran's family.