Each day is a precious gift, and the opportunity to be apart of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School is truly a blessing for students and staff. Whether in the classroom, at recess, in worship, or on field trips, the teachers at St. Paul's look at each child as a special gift from God.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School is dedicated to providing students with a quality education in an environment where Christian faith is taught, learned, and lived.


Education

St. Paul’s Lutheran School is the only elementary school in Iowa affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

As a fully accredited school, we offer programs similar to public schools with the addition of faith-based curriculum.

We stand apart from other schools by offering Spanish in all grades, art in kindergarten, and extended field trips.

Preschool

St. Paul’s preschool education follows the Creative Curriculum and the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards.

Developmental goals for each student center around emotional, language, social, cognitive, and physical development.

Classes are offered in five different arrangements to meet the various needs of children ages 3-5.

 

 

K-6 Elementary

We have a long history of academic success. Students are nurtured in a family-centered setting by high quality teachers and talented support staff, and receive tremendous church and family support.

We implement the Iowa Core alongside our faith-based curriculum, as we believe faith and learning go hand in hand.


 

Faith

The development of faith is an integral part of a St. Paul’s education. Each classroom has daily devotions and prayer.

Classrooms have a unique curriculum to guide their faith development. Although we are affiliated with the ELCA, our curriculum is not denominational.

Students lead weekly Thursday morning worship. This is a rich experience in public speaking as well as collaborative planning.

Leadership

Leadership is an important focus, developed in many ways. We have a special relationship with the Bartels Community, from preschool through 6th grade.

Before graduating from St. Paul’s, 6th graders complete the Legacy Project, asking themselves what legacy they would like to leave. Students conduct interviews with community members, reflecting on what it means to be a faith-based citizen. During the year, studies revolve around citizenship, culminating in a trip to Washington, D.C.