Not only is St. Paul's an approved school by the state of Nebraska, we have also submitted ourselves to additional scrutiny by the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA) process. This is a rigorous voluntary evaluation and improvement process based on national standards. We are pleased to have been awarded this additional accreditation by the NLSA Commision since 2004.
NLSA evaluates not only our curriculum and programs, but also our administration and, most importantly, the religious dimensions of our school. St. Paul’s is one of a select group of 21 Nebraska schools supported by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod to be accredited, and received its most recent NLSA re-accreditation in April 2017.
These are some of the outstanding strengths noted by the visiting accreditation team from its on-site report:
1. The Word is alive and God is working in and through the students, faculty, staff, pastor, parents and congregation.
2. Teachers, administrator and support staff all demonstrate a genuine love for God and their students. These people are committed to God’s Word and to their professions; they are caring, generous and dedicated Christian people.
3. There is a strong spirit and dedication to the overall improvement of the school.
4. School climate is positive, with a strong presence of faith and ministry throughout the students and staff.
Our Mission and Philosophy
The Christ-centered mission of St. Paul’s Lutheran School is to assist parents in training disciples for here and eternity. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 St. Paul's Lutheran School is committed to academic excellence and providing an environment of Christian learning. We support parents in the development of their child's growth in all areas: spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, emotional and aesthetical. Throughout each school day, our Christian faith is integrated across the curriculum.
As a church and school family, we are united in our goal to encourage our children to respond to the Master's love as stated in Mark 12:30-31. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…”
“with all your soul…” WE BELIEVE that a child should be provided with the opportunities to worship God and encouraged to develop a personal relationship with the true God through Bible study and prayer.
“with all your mind…” WE BELIEVE that a child is prepared for life in this world when he knows, believes and trusts God’s plan of salvation and sees himself as part of that plan.
“with all your strength…” WE BELIEVE that the Christian school must minister to the whole child, emotionally, physically, spiritually, aesthetically, socially and academically.
“and love your neighbor as yourself.” WE BELIEVE that Christian education should help the child to understand and feel the joy that comes from work well done and that he may learn to be conscientious, hardworking and honest in everything he does to the glory of God and welfare of his neighbor.
WE BELIEVE that each child is uniquely created by God and should be taught to celebrate the uniqueness of self and others. As members of God’s Family we will work together to further His Kingdom on earth by reflecting the love of our Master to each other and the world.