Why a Lutheran School?


DSC_6458A Lutheran School is a School—we teach students the things that you would expect, like reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, social studies, music, foreign language, physical education, etc.  We seek excellence in academics, and consistently rank well above average in standardized tests that measure us against all schools, public and private.

A Lutheran School is a Christian School—we teach about the world as created by God, and help students think of themselves as God’s beloved children through the work of Jesus Christ to save us.  We seek to model Christian behavior, loving and praying for our students, and expect each student, teacher, and staff member to interact with others in kindness, gentleness, compassion, and love.

A Lutheran School is a Lutheran Christian School—we teach from the specific viewpoint of the Reformation, focusing on God’s gift of salvation by grace through faith.  We seek to plant the Word of God in our students’ hearts through study and memorization of the Bible.  We worship God together weekly in chapel, encourage active participation in the life of either Trinity or the student’s home congregation, and bathe each day in prayer.

Trinity’s school was started in 1953.  To quote our first two teachers, “We’re starting this school so that our children and the children of our community can learn about Jesus.”  That hasn’t changed.  There are many schools that can teach the academic disciplines, but we believe that a child who doesn’t know Jesus is missing the most important thing.

For those who don’t know much about Lutherans, we believe and teach what all Christians believe about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Our special emphases are as follows:

  • Salvation is purely God’s gift—we don’t earn or deserve it in any way.
  • The Bible is truly God’s Word to us, completely reliable for every generation.
  • God comes to save us in His Word and Sacraments.
  • God speaks words of Law (wrath, condemnation, and judgment) to those who are in unrepentant rebellion against Him, and words of Gospel (forgiveness, love, healing, and reconciliation) to those who are sorry for their sins and desire peace with Him through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Understanding this distinction between Law and Gospel is the primary key to understanding the Bible.