Redeemer Lutheran Church began a preschool program called “Redeemer Lutheran Preschool” in 1979. The Lord blessed Redeemer Lutheran Preschool with growth and success and, in 1983, a group of parents and parishioners from area Lutheran church congregations formed a feasibility task force to determine if it was possible to expand the school into a Lutheran school offering elementary classes. It was determined that, with the support of Faith Lutheran Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church, a Lutheran school would be possible.
Springfield Lutheran School was created in 1984, serving students in grades kindergarten through 4th grade. Ron Merritt accepted a call to be the Springfield Lutheran School principal. Over the next several years, Springfield Lutheran School continued to grow and was able to add classes through 8th grade.
In 1998, principal Ron Merritt followed God’s lead to retire and serve on the mission field in Africa. Mr. Paul Baker accepted the call to become the second principal at Springfield Lutheran School. In 2002, the school transitioned from an association school to becoming a direct ministry of Redeemer Lutheran Church. As the school continued to grow, the Redeemer Lutheran Church campus in Nixa added a preschool program. This program was under the leadership of principal Paul Baker and the Redeemer School Committee from 2006-2011, when the Redeemer Nixa preschool became its own independent entity.
In 2019, Mr. Paul Baker retired as the principal of Springfield Lutheran School. Ms. Amanda Cole became the third principal of the school. Springfield Lutheran School continues to serve students in grades preschool through 8th grade. It is the prayer of school leadership, faculty, and staff that God continues to bless and grow Springfield Lutheran School as it reaches out to the Springfield community with the love of Jesus Christ.