Instruction at First Lutheran Classical School emphasizes the mastery of a core body of knowledge, but adds the higher goal of exposing students to the depth and breadth of learning that comes only from recognizing God as the source of all knowledge and wisdom. Each student is challenged to excel academically and to grow spiritually to the glory of God.
Believing that a quality, classical education is one of the most effective tools for influencing the world for Christ, children are trained to think critically from God’s perspective, now and for the rest of their lives. Students are taught a biblical worldview to discern the values of the present culture and to navigate it successfully as Christians. The atmosphere in the classroom seeks to reflect the love, grace, dignity, and joy that comes from God.
Practically speaking, this means:
- Prayer is a regular part of the school day
- Each subject is taught through the lens of a biblical worldview
- Bible study and memory is an integral part of the curriculum
- Chapel led by a First Lutheran Church pastor is held weekly
- Students are encouraged to worship at their family church regularly
- A Gospel-centered environment is maintained in the classroom
- Character development is based on reflecting the attributes of Christ
- An attitude reflecting love of God, service to others, and forgiveness is modeled and expected
“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which He commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds but would keep His commands.” (Psalm 78:4b-7)