Our History & Beliefs

HISTORY OF ST. PAUL SCHOOL

St. Paul Lutheran School is an important arm of the ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church. The school was started in 1863. To accommodate an increasing enrollment, a new school building was constructed in 1895. This building served St. Paul School until 1950 when another new facility was constructed and dedicated in 1951. An addition was dedicated in 1959 and remodeling was done in 1999.  It is part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) school system which includes 1400 early childhood centers, 945 elementary schools, and 99 high schools.

OUR EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
  • We believe all children belong to our Heavenly Father through the atoning work of Jesus Christ.

  • We believe children should be educated in a Christ-centered environment.

  • We believe Christian education is a partnership between home and school.

  • We believe our school is an important ministry of our congregation.

  • We believe God's Word guides both students and teachers.

  • We believe worship occurs throughout the day.

  • We believe Christian education permeates all subject areas and teachers model Christian values throughout their instruction.

  • We believe children should be taught to "go and make disciples".

  • We believe in the importance of Christian fellowship.

  • We believe all children can learn, although their abilities do differ.

  • We believe service is a vital part of school life.

CORE VALUES

We are a Christ-centered school trusting in God’s blessings and guidance since 1863. We value academic excellence in our preschool through 8th grade and strive for a level that exceeds expectations.

We provide a loving and safe environment for our children where respect is modeled and taught. We value our Lutheran heritage where students are daily in God’s Word and committing scripture verses to heart.

We value the partnership between church, school, and family.

ADMISSION NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

St. Paul Lutheran School admits students of any race, sex, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, progress, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and athletic or other school administered programs.

ACCREDITATION

St. Paul School is accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation. Being accredited means that the school has met or exceeded state/national standards, implements a school improvement plan and is continuously striving for excellence in education.

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of St. Paul Lutheran School for students to achieve academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, while learning to share their Christian faith and love.

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1217 4th Ave S

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

ADMISSION NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY St. Paul Lutheran School admits students of any race, sex, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, progress, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and athletic or other school administered programs.

St. Paul School offers a top-notch quality education for preschool through eighth grade students in a Christ-centered learning environment that is accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation.