National Lutheran Schools Week
January 27-February 1st is National Lutheran Schools Week
It is a joy to celebrate the gift of Christian education that Lutheran schools have provided for almost 200 years!
The Lutheran school movement generally dates back to the decade between 1830 and 1840 when a number of congregations were organized in several Midwestern states and established Christian schools for their children. Today, around 2,000 Lutheran schools in America serve over 200,000 students in early childhood centers, elementary schools and secondary schools. Additionally, three international schools serve students and families abroad in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hanoi. The LCMS school system is the largest protestant school system serving children.
My family’s journey with Lutheran schools began in the 1950’s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both sets of grandparents were immigrants from Germany and enrolled my parents in Lutheran schools knowing that they would find a loving, Christ-centered community that would provide a high quality education for their children. When it came time to send their children to school, my parents choose Lutheran schools, too.
Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School (Preschool-8th Grade), is one of many Lutheran schools operated by congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod throughout the United States. In January of 1986, Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Preschool opened its doors, and in 1995, the first Kindergarten class opened with grades 1-6 added in subsequent years. The Middle School opened in 2003. Today, 393 students are enrolled at Christ’s Greenfield from preschool - 8th grade. Almost 50% of our K-8 families are also members of Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church. More than ever, families who value Lutheran education come from many churches and denominations.
At Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School, we thank God for the opportunity to provide a quality academic program for the children we serve and for the opportunity to share Jesus’ love with students and their families!