Above all, anything taught at Hope Lutheran School will be consistent with Biblical truth and the doctrine of the LCMS. As a private Christian center school, Hope has a challenging, engaging, and relevant curriculum informed by best practices and innovations from both public and private schools.
As the discussion around Common Core State Standards (CCSS) continues, it is important to clarify the role that standards have in a school. Standards do not dictate how to teach, or what specific materials to include in a course of study. The CCSS is a set of standards, not a curriculum.
Here at Hope, when the CCSS aligns with what we want our students to know and be able to do, we use the same language. Where they do not, we will exercise our ability to create our own standards. We also draw upon content area experts such as the National Council for Social Studies and the International Society for Technology in Education. Regardless of the language used, whether CCSS or not, the standard developed and promoted by Hope will never run contrary to God’s Word.
We use God’s Word, emerging research, established best practices, and our expertise, among other things to guide the development of our curriculum. It is at the curriculum level that discussions are made about learning materials (textbooks and novels) and learning activities (projects and assignments). The curriculum is taught by teachers who love Jesus and who are on the frontline in helping students develop their relationship with their Savior.
Student/teacher ratio is approximately 14:1.
Small class sizes alone will not guarantee a child’s education will be superior, however, our exemplary teachers go above and beyond, striving to deliver interesting lessons that ensure curricular content is well-learned rather than merely checked off a list of state standards.
iPads - Macbooks - Google Chromebooks - Smart Boards
The days of lecture only lessons are gone. Children live in a world where information is freely available online. Love for learning still exists in all children, but it needs to be reinforced with hands-on activities and technology. Hope Lutheran School offers students the opportunity to work with a variety of different devices at all grade levels to enhance their learning experience and build real-life skills.
Continuing Christ's Mission to Make Disciples
We wouldn’t be a Christian school without daily devotions and religion classes. At Hope Lutheran all children are taught God’s word. It permeates each subject and is not confined merely to daily classroom devotions, the religion period, or weekly chapel services. Working through the Word, the Holy Spirit plants and nourishes faith in the hearts of Hope teachers and students. The demands of God’s law are realized, but more importantly, the saving Gospel offers comfort. Children are urged to make the very best use of their God-given abilities. Through our teaching, we try to prepare them to become responsible stewards of the unique gifts God has given them, and in so doing, the Holy Spirit enables them to lead a joy-filled Christian life that becomes a thanksgiving to God.
Hope Lutheran School challenges students to grow in a nurturing, safe, and loving atmosphere. Our Christian school offers excellent K-8 and Preschool programs focused on educating students to excel beyond state standards so they are prepared for any future schools they encounter. We also strive to allow children to ask questions, explore, discuss, and expand their curiosity. Our small class sizes ensure that their needs are met, their voices are heard, and their hearts are protected as best as possible in this ever-changing society. At the same time, Hope is dedicated to raising children to be leaders of faith and followers of God's Word. Our main focus is to be a place where teachers, children and parents are personifications of God's love, kindness, and forgiveness. Our motto is "Hope and love go hand in hand," and our role model and source for all of this is Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
The student/teacher ratio is approximately 14:1.
Hope Lutheran's activities for students in 5th - 8th graders include athletics, drama, student council, service projects, and a music program. We also have skills development classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays that will include typing, Spanish (Rosetta Stone), Yearbook Design, Small Group Choir, and various arts. Our sports include co-ed cross country, football, boys/girls volleyball, girls/boys basketball, and co-ed soccer.
Students in grades K-4 participate in musical productions, art classes, chapel presentations, choir, plays, and various STEM activities.
Hope also has a School Age Care program intended to meet the childcare needs of families and students outside the traditional school schedule. Any child enrolled in Hope Lutheran School may use the School Age Care (SAC) program for additional fees.
Yes, Hope Lutheran is currently and continually accredited by WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We also received National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Hope Lutheran School is an important component of the ministry of Hope Lutheran Church. The church plays a critical role in supporting school families. Hope Lutheran Church enhances this partnership through Bible classes for all ages, youth ministries, care ministries, music, and men's and women's ministries.
At Hope Lutheran School we are able to offer not only offer an academically challenging curriculum, but a Christ-centered environment where students grow in their faith as well as, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. The love and forgiveness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is evident each and every day at Hope.
We pray that Hope Lutheran School's parents will train their children in the way of the Lord. By nurturing the development of their child's faith by encouraging their child through instruction and by example to live a life of faith, prayer, worship, and service to Christ, they would pray for families, church, and school. They should take an active interest and involvement in the education of their child.
The Hope Lutheran School faculty and staff are committed to working with families in helping to nurture the development of the whole child. It is the purpose of the school to be an extension of the home in Christian training. We wish to work with families who are willing to walk with us in the oneness of spirit and purpose. This unity is based on a common value system, support for one another, and cooperation. The strong partnership between the school and the home is an essential element in educating the whole child.
No. As a mission of Hope Lutheran Church, we welcome students of all denominations. The school population currently consists of approximately one-third of Lutheran church members. Two-thirds of students belong to other denominations or are not affiliated with any church at all.
Religion is an integral part of Hope Lutheran School day and is the first subject taught daily. Lessons in the classrooms are taught with the LCMS curriculum. The instruction consists of units connected by a common theme that is grounded in God's Word. Bible stories provide an overview of God's story of love and salvation for His people as found in the Old and New Testaments and continuing on to touch our lives today. Students are taught key concepts of faith such as Law and the Gospel, confessions and repentance, forgiveness, and grace. Through a planned memory program, students learn Scripture verses, hymns, and portions of the Catechism which highlight the theme of each lesson.