Overview
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

WE BELIEVE:
  • that God made everyone and everything and that He wants every child born into this world to be His child (1 Timothy 2:4 God will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.);
  • that God has endowed every child with an immortal soul and it is His desire that everyone spend eternity in heaven with Him (John 3:16 God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life);
  • that education of the soul, which prepares the child for eternity, is far more important than education of the mind, which prepares a child for life in this world;
  • that children can best learn to live their faith when instruction from the Word of God is a part of their daily life and is woven into every day and hour of their lives. (John 20:31 These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.);
  • that a Lutheran School, where every subject is taught from the Christian point of view, can be more successful in leading children to a vital Christian life than any other agency except the Christian home; and
  • that children are not prepared for life in this world until they know God's plan of salvation and see themselves as a part of His plan. Only then will they have the proper motive and incentive to prepare themselves for an active, useful life of service to God and to their fellow men.
PURPOSE

MISSION STATEMENT
St. Paul's Lutheran School strives, by God's grace and blessing, to assist parents, our congregations, and others in developing in each student a knowledge and love of their Savior, growth in His Word, and lifetime serve to him and His kingdom, both spiritually and academically.

VISION
If it please God, we will:
  • develop the spiritual gifts of the children and prepare them for a life of Christian service to this congregation, the church at large, and the community
  • seek to carry out Christ's great commission of sharing the Gospel with students and families in the community who do not know Jesus
  • provide a Christian environment where children can develop their God-given talents through a comprehensive and stimulating academic curriculum and co-curricular activities
  • develop and nurture a child-home-school partnership to assist the parents in their responsibility to "bring them (their children) up in the training and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4
  • establish a distinctive identity in our community as a Christian school of excellence
  • foster a deeper commitment to Christian education among member families
  • expand our education programs and make full use of our physical facility
OBJECTIVES

If our lives are to focus on Jesus, if we glorify and serve our Lord in all we do, if we want to prepare our children to live such lives, then our Lutheran school must work to accomplish the purpose of helping children love and respect the Lord. This is done as the school strives to achieve the following objectives:
  1. to teach children to use their time, talents and treasures to glorify God in a life of faithful service
  2. to teach children to reflect their love for God in all they think, do, and say
  3. to teach and encourage children to share their faith with others
  4. to promote Christian citizenship in our community that is grounded in obedience to God and his Word
  5. to prepare children to, one day, be leaders in our churches
  6. to support Christian parents and home life
  7. to provide children with a safe, Christian school community; a place in which words and actions reflect a belief in God's love for all people
  8. to provide academic excellence in teaching the elementary and junior high school curriculums in the light of God's Word
  9. to prepare our students to succeed in high school academically, socially, and spiritually.
CURRICULUM

The subjects taught in our school are similar to those taught in schools all over America today. However, the heart of our curriculum is the Word of God, the Holy Bible.

As Christ loved us and died for us, so we also strive to reflect His love in all our education.  Since "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23), we must first of all deal with children as persons whose greatest need is for a Savior.  Thus each child is taught that he/she is redeemed by the precious blood of Christ.

While we use many secular textbooks as used by public schools, we do not consider any subject simply secular.  Every subject deals with a part of God's creation and calls the child to behold the wonderful works of God.

The curriculum and texts used are determined by the Board of Christian Education and the faculty of the school.  Let it be noted that the achievement norms of our pupils are consistently higher than standard in each basic skill area such as reading, language, and math.  Pupils at St. Paul's Lutheran School receive superior academic as well as spiritual training, and any pupil having satisfactorily completed the course of study at St. Paul's will be prepared to continue his/her education and be readily accepted at any high school. History has shown that graduates of St. Paul's have excelled in high school, a high percentage of them making the honor roll.

 
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Interscholastic Sports ~ Grades 4-8 have an opportunity to take part in interscholastic volleyball (girls), basketball, and track.  At times, third graders may be invited to be a part of the teams.

Music ~ Band lessons are available for 4th through 8th grades. A school appointed piano teacher offers piano lessons for the 1st-8th grades. Students in grades 5th-8th can play in the handbell choir.

Math Competitions ~ Grades 5-8 take part in a math meet competition sponsored by Martin Luther College Math Club.

Academic Challenge ~ Every year grade 5-8 participates in the Academic Challenge sponsored by Northland Lutheran High School.

Entertainment Programs ~ The school children (3K-8) participate in an evening entertainment program called St. Paul's Got Talent.

 
PARENT INFORMATION COURSE

It is important for you to know what your child will be taught religiously.  Your child will be taught the doctrines of Holy Scripture as confessed and practiced by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).  Parents of children who are active members of another church body will be encouraged to attend an information course for the purpose of informing them of the teachings of the (WELS) Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For an overview of the main teachings of Scripture as confessed and practiced by the Wisconsin Evangelical Luther Synod (WELS), tap here.