Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.                                                                                    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

As you know, two National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) Site Teams recently spent two days at our Early Education Center and CLS. They utilized their time observing classrooms; interviewing students, faculty, and church workers including our pastors; as well as having a “Dessert and Discussion” time with current and former parents, Church Leadership Team members, and Elders. The teams witnessed all of the wonderful things that occur in our ministries and most of all expressed that they know that God is truly present in the ministries. Two years worth of intensive work – not to mention the years prior of establishing who we are – became validated this week in that both our preschool and school achieved the highest possible recommendation, a 5 year accreditation. I encourage you to share the wonderful accomplishment with others, both inside and outside of our school and church. Eric Pralle, our captain, stated to me that he has been through NLSA many times as a teacher, principal and site team member; he shared that with us being a first time applicant, he was absolutely in awe of how complete and well-done our documentation was for them as well as how genuinely true the items were from our documentation. It was felt by them, seen by them, and shared with them. As I walked Pastor Gaub (one of the site team members) out to his airport transportation, he remarked that it was very wise for us to have an objective Classical school team member present as he was able to educate the rest of the team in a very short period of time in terms of the what, why, and how we do things. He further remarked – with a smile – that they “get it” and understand our mission, passion, and purpose!

 Going forward, the team’s recommendation will go to the state level in the next few weeks and once approved at that level, will go onto the national level. In late July or early August we will receive official notice of our level of accreditation. Upon receiving official recommendation from the national level, we will have a formal presentation at a church service after the first of the school year.

  In and through Him,

 Steve Vandemark

Here at Christ Lutheran School, you will find a school unlike any other. It is founded on excellence. Excellence in academics; excellence in facilities; excellence in preparing students to be leaders!

Above all, our excellence is founded on a faith and understanding that the God of this universe, who gave us His excellence through the gift of His son Jesus Christ, created us and expects us to use our God-given talents and abilities to love Him and serve. That is why at CLS you will find all we do, all we believe, and all we exist to accomplish is profoundly rooted in equipping the future generation of Christian leaders.

Christ Lutheran School is rooted in Classical Education. The challenge is communicating exactly what that means, or more important, what does that look like in the education of a CLS student. In summary, Christ Lutheran School is passionate about developing proficient readers, eloquent writers, and deep, logical, independent thinkers who will be equipped as leaders.

Thank you for considering Christ Lutheran School and giving us the opportunity to serve you and your family in this special way. If you have further questions or would like a personal tour of the school please contact us at any time – We are here for you and your child!

Equipping the future generation of Christian leaders . . .


Steve Vandemark



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