St. Paul's Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at St. Paul's Lutheran School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school administered programs.
Admission to the school shall be with the understanding that parents have familiarized themselves with the philosophy and policies of St. Paul's Lutheran School.
All children are expected to take part in the religious instruction and devotions of the school. All school families are expected to be regular in attendance at worship services and Sunday school at their home congregations.
St. Paul's Lutheran School is open to all who desire Christian education for their children. For a three or four-year-old to enter preschool, the child must be of that age on or before August 1. To enter kindergarten, a child must be five on or before August 1. Acceptance to grade 1 through 8 is dependent upon evidence of successful completion of the prior grade level and ability to conduct oneself within normal behavior. All children attending school must be able to independently use the toilet.
St. Paul's Lutheran School reserves the right to determine final grade placement for any applicant or present student based on educational needs.
St. Paul's Lutheran School is maintained primarily to provide Christian education to as many children as possible. To the extent that space permits and special needs can be met, non-members are encouraged to apply for enrollment. A system of priorities is necessary to give the Board a guide for recommending the approval of applicants. Pupils will generally be accepted in the following order:
- Family membership of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and Holy Cross Lutheran Church
- Children already enrolled from previous years
- Sister congregations
- Other Lutheran bodies
- Children of parents who hold membership in other church denominations
Application forms and health forms are available through the school office. Parents (especially those of upper grade students) may be required to have a conference with the child's teacher as well as with the principal before the child is enrolled for the first time. Records and transcripts, from the previous school, will be consulted; and tests may be administered for placement. If applicable, written documentation of child custody may also be required.
Upon admission to the school and when updates are requested, parents must provide the following information (on forms provided by the school): physician's health statement; copy of birth or baptismal certificate; transcript (first grade and up); field trip authorization; emergency contact information; emergency medical authorization.
Students learn best when they see evidence of full support, cooperation, and communication between parents, teachers, and the congregation. Non-Lutheran parents are encouraged to attend the Adult Information Class which features the doctrine of the Lutheran faith so they will understand what their children are being taught in school.
Registration for the next school year will occur in the spring. Anyone not able to register at this time should contact the school office. All outstanding fees must be paid before re-enrollment. Admission of new students will also depend upon residence with a parent, academic achievement, previous conduct, or in special cases, Board approval.
Support and Administration
St. Paul's School is financially supported and supervised by St. Paul's Lutheran Congregation. It exercises its supervision through a six-member Lutheran School Board. The Board sets policies governing the school within the framework of the Constitution and By-laws of the congregation, and the spirit of the congregation's commitment to Christian Education.
Please contact the school office at 660-463-7654 for current enrollment and tuition fees for the 2014-2015 school year.