A Message From Our Administrator:

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Thank you for your interest in Sioux Falls Lutheran School (SFLS). We are honored to be considered for this important chapter in your child’s life!

At SFLS, we value children, faith, family, community, and the integration of outstanding academic and scriptural training. We are committed to partnering with parents and the church to raise lifelong learners who use their gifts and the fruits of the Spirit, in faith, to touch a troubled world with God’s grace.

Together, we create lifelong learners by:

  • transforming natural childhood curiosity into a passion for learning

  • thinking critically and working collaboratively within the classroom

  • exercising problem-solving and decision-making skills when challenges arise

  • fostering relationships across grade levels through teacher-led family group activities

  • faithfully and lovingly serving God and our neighbors

On a nationally-normed parent satisfaction survey conducted in December 2017, SFLS overall satisfaction score ranked among the top 10% of Christian schools in the nation.  Specific areas of strength included outstanding communication with parents, teaching students key life skills and traditional values, holding students to high behavioral standards, and preparing students, really well, for the next educational level. In sharing their SFLS on-the-ground experience, one parent gave a perfect summary of our multi-front goals: “I trust that our kids are safe and cared for at SFLS. I know they are learning at a rapid rate in each school subject, and most importantly–they are learning about how to be a Christian.”

SFLS is accredited by both the State of South Dakota and National Lutheran Schools. The National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Commission named us a School of Distinction in July, 2017, for offering challenging academics in a Christian environment; employing teachers aligned in word and action with the school’s purpose and vision; serving the needs of the whole child with innovative and impactful practices and programs; creating a palpable climate of care, safety, and security; and building a community of parents, teachers, and students who recognize and appreciate the school as a healthy “family.”

That family atmosphere is felt throughout the school year as students participate in all-school activities and service-learning opportunities, sporting events and music concerts, and worship together in chapel every Wednesday morning. We have a wonderful community of Christian teachers and families who place Christ crucified at the center of their classrooms and homes, and we warmly invite you to be a part of it.

To learn more about Sioux Falls Lutheran School, please schedule an educational success consultation by contacting our admissions director, Mrs. Megan Baedke, at 605-335-1923. We look forward to assisting your family as you find a school home. 

Very Truly,

Mrs. Tia Esser, Sioux Falls Lutheran School Administrator