Frequently Asked Questions 2017-04-14T18:49:27+00:00
Does SLS have sports programs? 2017-04-14T18:41:10+00:00

SLS students may begin participating in sports programs in 5th grade. SLS offers cross country (boys and girls), volleyball, basketball (boys and girls), track (boys and girls), cheerleading and archery. Students may participate in athletic programs both for learning experience and competitively. Students compete with area schools, as well as in state wide competitions.

What fine arts programs are available to SLS students? 2017-04-25T23:38:04+00:00

SLS is known for an outstanding music program. All students from preschool through 5th grade take weekly music classes. Beginning Band is offered in 3rd grade, and our Full Band program begins in 4th grade. Advanced Band and Jazz Band are available to select students. Additional fees are required for band participation. SLS also offers a 3rd and 4th grade choir. Students may choose to be in the SLS Saints starting in 5th grade.

What schedule options are there for Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten students? 2017-04-25T23:39:28+00:00

Preschoolers and Pre-Kindergarteners may attend part-time or full-time. Part-time enrollment is five mornings a week, from 8:00 am – 11:15 am, or two and a half days a week. Full-time enrollment is five days a week, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

What kind of curriculum do you use? 2017-04-25T23:42:03+00:00

As a Christian school, Biblical teaching, morals, and values are woven throughout everything we do at SLS.  While some textbooks are secular, teachers integrate Christian living principles and Biblical truths into each lesson. Our religion lessons are from a textbook series from Concordia Publishing House. Classrooms are a traditional format with modern technology integration. Families are always welcome to browse through textbooks and ask teachers questions related to grade-level curriculum.

Are parents required to volunteer at the school? 2017-04-14T18:37:41+00:00

No, parents are not required to volunteer at SLS. We love parental involvement, however, and welcome parents to be a part of the school family!

How do your 8th grade graduates transition into high school? What high schools do they attend? 2017-04-14T18:37:05+00:00

Parent and student feedback indicates that SLS alumni transition extremely well to the high school level. We often hear from former students and parents that the child was prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for high school.

Our 8th grade graduates often attend public high school in their home district. Families wishing to continue with a Christian education sometimes attend Springfield Catholic High School, or St. Paul Lutheran High School, a boarding school in Concordia, Missouri.

Where do SLS students live? 2017-04-14T18:35:20+00:00

SLS has students from across southwest Missouri. With Springfield being a major hub for employment, many families from neighboring communities have their children enrolled at SLS. Families come from Nixa, Republic, Ozark, Willard, Fordland, Marionville, Strafford, Marshfield, Branson, and many other communities.

What ages does SLS serve? 2017-04-25T23:30:33+00:00

SLS offers educational classes for children age three through 8th grade. Preschoolers must be three years old and potty trained by August 1st. Pre-Kindergartners must be four years old and potty trained by August 1st.

Are uniforms required? 2017-04-14T15:57:45+00:00

No, uniforms are not required. Students must wear appropriate clothing that reflects the Biblical beliefs of SLS. Students should also be dressed appropriately for the weather, including coats, hats and gloves in the winter. Students go outside for recess at a lower temperature than local public schools.

What are school hours? Is there before or after school care? 2017-04-25T23:32:16+00:00

The SLS staff gathers for devotions and prayer each morning at 7:40. Students may enter the classrooms any time after 7:50 a.m. School begins at 8:15 a.m. and dismisses at 3:00 p.m.

Extended Care is available for those students arriving before 7:50 a.m. and those staying past 3:25 p.m. Extended Care opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Check the Tuition & Fee Schedule on the Enrollment Page for Extended Care pricing.

Do classes take field trips? 2017-04-25T23:33:09+00:00

Each SLS classroom takes approximately 4-6 field trips per school year. Some are free, and others have a nominal charge.

What are lunch options at SLS? 2017-04-14T15:55:09+00:00

Students need to bring their own lunch to school. Milk is available for purchase. On occasion, such as during special events, SLS will offer students a lunch that is available by purchase.

What are class sizes at SLS? 2017-04-25T23:35:23+00:00

Class enrollments vary from year to year. Our younger grades are typically larger and rosters fill up more quickly. Most classes average 20-22 students each. Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten, both have aides to give additional support.

Do children need to be Lutheran to attend SLS? 2017-04-14T15:53:30+00:00

SLS accepts and welcomes children from all faith backgrounds. All students participate in daily Biblical instruction. For more information, please see our beliefs menu above.

Are members of Redeemer Lutheran Church eligible for a discount? 2017-04-14T15:52:24+00:00

Yes, members of Redeemer Lutheran Church are eligible for a tuition discount. Contact the school office for more information.

What is the secure entrance policy? 2017-04-14T15:51:14+00:00

SLS is a secure entrance facility. Enrolled families are provided a security code for entrance into the building. Outside doors are locked during the school day. Some internal doors within the Redeemer Lutheran Church facility are open to congregational events, but doors leading into SLS hallways can only be accessed with a security code or key fob.

Are SLS teachers certified? 2017-04-14T15:50:41+00:00

All SLS full-time teachers are trained in education and certified by the state of Missouri. Most teachers hold graduate level degrees as well. Full-time teachers are also certified to teach in Lutheran Schools by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

How is tuition collected? 2017-04-14T15:50:00+00:00

Tuition payments are billed in 10 equal monthly payments, from August through May. Other arrangements may be made through the school office. SLS does accept credit card payments, online payments, and text payments.

How much is tuition? 2017-04-25T23:28:14+00:00

Tuition costs are determined annually. A current Tuition & Fee Schedule is available. Financial Aid and Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact our principal, Mr. Paul Baker or our Admissions Director, Christine Wong for more information.  More information can be found on the Enrollment Page.

Where is SLS Located? 2017-04-14T15:48:18+00:00

SLS is located near the intersection of Campbell and Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. From that intersection, the school is three blocks north and three blocks west. From Incredible Pizza, SLS is located three blocks west on Woodland St. The physical address is 2852 South Dayton Ave. SLS shares a facility with Redeemer Lutheran Church, which owns and operates SLS. The SLS Office entrance is on the east side of the building, near the basketball goals.