Our Philosophy

Philosophy Defined

Philosophy can be defined as the “pursuit of wisdom” or “the most basic of beliefs, concepts and attitudes of an individual or group”.  In St. Paul Lutheran School’s pursuit of wisdom we have set forth our beliefs, the concepts that guide our teaching and the attitude with which we teach.

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Beliefs

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Every belief we have about education starts here.  Students learn about the grace of God and each day are shown, by the staff, how to live with grace in their hearts.  Knowledge begins with each child developing the skills needed for academic success and being allowed to grow at a developmentally appropriate pace.  Children are shown compassion and encouraged to return that same compassion to the environment surrounding them.

Concepts

The following concepts guide our teaching and approach to the care of children.

If the adults in a child’s life demonstrate Christ’s love as a model to live by, the child will emulate this model.

When clear expectations are set you will have expected behavior.

High standards equal high achievements.

The whole child is important.

Attitude

We believe the attitude with which you approach a situation has a great impact on the outcome of the situation.  Therefore our dedicated staff approaches education with a positive, flexible attitude and the certainty that all children can achieve.