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Child of God Lutheran School is fully accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation and Missouri Non-Public School Accreditation. School accreditation is an assurance of quality. It indicates our commitment to on-going evaluation and improvement. Our accredited status demonstrates we have been observed and evaluated by a team of qualified educators and found worthy of recognition as an accredited school.

Each grade level has a curriculum, which has been designed based upon current educational resources, social/emotional learning, leadership practices, creative processing and executive functioning.

Children are best prepared when early education focuses on the whole child, covering all domains:  social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual.  In keeping with this philosophy, Child of God utilizes a purposeful play curriculum.

Active involvement in learning provides children with opportunities to practice language, math, science, and other skills within their natural settings.   Christian principles are woven in throughout the entire day,

Additionally, children are given ample time  to develop social-interaction skills, extend and expand their understanding of the world, and acquire critical cognitive skills, including problem solving and decision making.

Early elementary students (K-2) thrive by experiencing the world around them.  These experiences provide the foundation upon which skills are built.  God made each child special, with his/her own time schedule for development.  It is our goal to make the classroom a safe, enriching, interesting, and joy-filled place of spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth.  As students progress in elementary school (3-5), they expand their depth of learning and begin to make the switch to more independent studies.

Our departmentalized middle school is designed to provide an academically challenging and developmentally supportive program to prepare 6-8th grade students for high school.  Middle school students, parents, and teachers work together to develop students spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically.  When we work together, we create a strong educational environment that has its root in Christian love.

Biblical principles and teachings are integrated throughout the curriculum in order to prepare children to live as strong Christians within the world. Teachers continually review and revise their instructions for students as part of our promise to provide a quality education. A copy of the school’s learning standards are available in the office.


School success is not measured by how well the teacher teaches a lesson or how well the student masters a lesson. Rather, student success is ensured when home and school work together. Parents, teachers, and students must work together if the student is to develop spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Child of God Lutheran School prides itself on building authentic relationships with its parents, grandparents and guardians to more fully embrace our mission of providing a quality Christ-centered education for we know when we work together we create an environment that has its root in Christian love.

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