We offer educational classes for children ages 3 through 8th grade. Preschoolers must be 3 by August 1st, and Pre-Kindergarteners must be 4 by August 1st.
We are located near the intersection of Campbell and Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. From that intersection we are 3 blocks north and 3 blocks west. From Incredible Pizza we are located 3 blocks west on Woodland St. Our actual address is 2852 South Dayton Ave. We share a facility with Redeemer Lutheran Church, which owns and operates SLS.
What is your tuition?
Tuition costs are determined annually. A current Tuition & Fee Schedule is posted here. Financial Aid and Scholarships are available to those who quality. Talk with our Admission Director for more information. Tuition and Fees
How is tuition collected?
Tuition payments are billed in 10 equal monthly payments, August through May. Other arrangements may be made through the School Office. SLS does accept credit card payments.
How many students are in your classes?
Class enrollments vary from year-to-year. Our younger grades are typically larger and fill up more quickly. Most classes average 20-22 students each. Our Early Childhood classes, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten, both have additional assistants.
What kind of Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten schedule do you have?
Preschoolers and Pre-Kindergarteners can attend part-time or full-time. Check with our Director of Admission for more details.
Our sports program begins in 5th Grade. Football, Volleyball, Basketball (boys and girls), and Track (boys and girls), are all offered. Students in our primary grades often participate in teams sponsored by the local YMCA and are led by class parents.
Does SLS offer any extra-curricular programs in the fine arts?
SLS is known for an outstanding music program. Primary grade students may take violin lessons. 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. SLS also offers a Middle School Choir. Students in the primary grades participate in weekly Music lessons. Additional fees are collected for violin and band lessons.
How do your 8th grade graduates transition into high school? Where do they attend?
Our 8th grade graduates often attend the public high school in the district in which they live. They transition extremely well and often return to SLS to share their thanks for such great preparedness for high school. Students wishing to continue their Christian education sometimes attend Springfield Catholic High School, while others choose a Lutheran boarding high school in Concordia, Missouri, St. Paul Lutheran High School.
What communities do your students live in?
SLS has students from across SW Missouri. With Springfield being a major hub for employment, many families from neighboring communities have their children enrolled at SLS. Families come from Nixa, Ozark, Willard, Fordland, Marionville, Strafford, Marshfield, Branson, and many other communities.
Are your teachers certified?
All SLS full-time teachers are trained in education (at least a Bachelors Degree) and certified by the State of Missouri. Full-time teachers are also certified to teach in Lutheran Schools by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Many teachers hold Master's Degrees, too.
What can you share about your Secure Entrance Policy?
SLS is a secure entrance facility. Enrolled families are provided a security code for entrance into the building. Outside doors are locked. Some doors within the Redeemer Lutheran Church facility are open to congregational events, but doors leading into SLS hallways can only be accessed with a secure code or key fob.
Do students bring their own lunch?
Students may bring their own lunch, but SLS does operate a Hot Lunch Program. Kid-friendly meals are served daily. Check the Tuition & Fee Schedule for updated Hot Lunch costs.
What are School Hours?
Students may enter the classrooms any time after 7:50 AM. School begins at 8:15 AM and dismisses at 3:05 PM. Extended Care is available for those students arriving before 7:50 AM and those staying past 3:25 PM. Extended Care opens at 6:30 AM and closes at 6:00 PM. Check the Tuition & Fee Schedule for Extended Care costs.
Do your classes take Field Trips?
What kind of curriculum do you use?
As a Christian school, Biblical teaching, morals, and values are woven through everything we do at SLS. While some textbooks are secular, we are able to bring Christian living principals and Biblical truths into each lesson. Our Religion lessons are from a textbook series from Concordia Publishing House. Families are always welcome to browse through textbooks and ask teachers questions related to grade-level curriculum.