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Lutheran Education


Lutheran Education (Mrs. Kristin Nistler)

LCMS School Ministry assists, equips and uplifts school educators, district staff, and especially education executives and congregational leaders, so that through them children may be equipped as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Educating our children through early childhood programs, elementary schools and high schools, the congregations of the LCMS are dedicated to providing a solid Lutheran education for our children by operating the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. Schools are located throughout the United States, and we are blessed to have Lutheran Schools in the North Dakota District. Our two elementary schools and several preschools will be celebrating Lutheran Schools Week.

Our Lutheran schools provide unique activities during this week including special services, dress-up days, school wide events, and collecting offerings for missions. For more information, you may visit either website:

For Martin Luther School, Bismarck click here

For Grace Lutheran, Fargo, click here

Why Send Your Child to a Lutheran School?

Here is a summary of reasons why you should send your child to a Lutheran elementary school. Lutheran schools:

  • are driven by a commitment to the Gospel
    and focused on a mission of bringing hope and healing to students and their families.
  • are governed by board members who clearly understand their roles and focus on the vision and board policies that effectively govern the operation of the school.
  • meet or exceed state and national academic standards at all grade levels.
  • help to develop a minimum of 30 developmental assets in children.
  • have educators who model visionary leadership.They practice stewardship of resources, build up others and empathize with others.
  • have educators who model servant leadership.
    Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? (Robert Greenleaf)
  • have educators who model spiritual leadership.
    They study God’s Word, share their personal faith story, apply Law and Gospel appropriately, exhibit a passion for ministry, act courageously, equip God’s people for service, care for others, demonstrate integrity, and pray.

We ask that you keep Lutheran education and educators in your prayers as the little ones in the North Dakota District are molded and shaped in Christ through this ministry.
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