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Elementary Education

St. Paul’s Lutheran School is the only K-6 ELCA school in Iowa and is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. All teachers are certified. Students have a long history of academic excellence and success in junior and senior high. Teachers prepare and motivate students in the core subjects: reading, science, math, social studies, and writing.

Christian Education

Each day is a precious gift, and being a part of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School is a blessing for students and staff. In the classroom, at recess, in worship, and on field trips, St. Paul’s teachers see 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.


Students enrich and broaden their academic experience by experiencing learning opportunities in art, general music, band, orchestra, choir, computers, handbells, library, music therapy, physical education, religion, Spanish, specialized reading, and Talented and Gifted (TAG).

Foundation for Life

Students at St. Paul’s School are prepared for life with a strong foundation. They receive the most essential tool needed to meet life’s challenges — the word of God. Students lead a weekly worship service on Thursday mornings at 8:35 a.m., providing a unique opportunity to share faith, develop leadership skills, and gain confidence. Enrollment at St. Paul’s School is open to students from all faith backgrounds.

The STEM Approach

St. Paul's is one of five pilot schools working with the University of Iowa to implement the ASSIST approach. ASSIST is an acronym for Argument-Based Strategies for STEM Infused Science Teaching. Students in grades K-6 incorporate the ASSIST approach in their daily science education at St. Paul's.