School Mission Statement
Good Shepherd Lutheran School, in partnership with parents of Good Shepherd, area WELS/ELS congregations and the community, teaches and prepares young hearts and minds to grow in Christian faith and academic excellence for Christian service and leadership in their homes, congregations and communities.
Philosophy of the School
Good Shepherd Lutheran School (GSLS) is a ministry of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. Its purpose is to assist parents within the congregation and within the community in the training and equipping of their children to demonstrate future Christian service and leadership in their homes, congregations and communities. We carry out this purpose by keeping the Bible and a biblical perspective at the center of all of our curriculum, teaching, and activities. To do this our faculty, staff and governance are grounded in Biblical truth and seek to teach and model Christian love and life to all our students.
To help carry out this purpose, we faithfully strive to:
- Assist parents in nurturing the faith of their children by educating their children through a curriculum that teaches all subjects from a Biblical worldview and fosters a faith life of prayer, personal Bible study and worship;
- Help each student to grow in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior;
- Teach God’s Word diligently and systematically, incorporating its truth in all subjects;
- Share the Gospel with families within Good Shepherd’s congregation, within other WELS/ELS congregations, and within the community, by providing an excellent academic experience within a Christian, caring, and safe environment;
- Develop the minds of the students through a challenging, developmental curriculum which encourages students to faithfully use the gifts God has given them to the best of their ability;
- Connect the curriculum to the students’ lives by encouraging them and teaching them how to live Gospel-motivated lives of service in all aspects.
We pray that the parents and children will experience true growth, not just in the ways of the world, but most importantly in the Word of the Lord. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).