School accreditation is a process of evaluation which begins with a self-study, followed by a visit of objective observers. It is completely voluntary and is a national, rigorous process designed to evaluate schools on the basis of their unique purposes......We are very pleased to announce that the visiting team recommended another full seven year accreditation.
One of the biggest reasons parents choose a private school for their children is the small class size. The benefits of smaller classes extend beyond test scores and student engagement. In addition to the longer-term positive attributes of small class sizes in the early grades, benefits include continued academic and life success. Researchers have found that reducing class size can influence socioeconomic factors including earning potential, improved citizenship..... All of these benefits are the reason our parents and the area middle schools love Our Savior's Lutheran School.
It is easy to say that we want our children to grow up happy, healthy, and successful (in more more ways than one). Every moment that goes by with our children they are learning and making connections to further their understanding of the world around them. And how quickly this all happens! By the age of 5, your child’s brain will have grown to 90% of its adult size. To keep up with the rapid growth of your child, try a simple challenge with your family -
Our Savior’s Lutheran School’s average test scores across all subjects have been at the 89%ile or better for the past four years, with even better scores in reading and math. This is an amazing accomplishment for our students which can’t just be attributed to high socio-economic and educational levels of parents, as a recent study shows. So what is it that makes the difference? The difference, of course, is in the school and the teachers.
A recent study shows the extremely poor math test results of US students compared to other industrialized countries, even when students are from highly educated families. That is not the case here at Our Savior’s Lutheran School, where 100% of our fifth grade students score proficient or above. Compared to other fifth grade students nationally, our students’ average math scores are in the top 4% of the nation.
There is nothing simpler yet more complicated than love....We at Our Savior’s Lutheran School feel especially blessed that we are able to articulate the love of God to our students in our preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school....Here’s to a month of embracing the joy of true love and showing our children that they are miraculously loved and adored!
At Our Savior’s Lutheran School, I can safely say the answer is no....For students to be successful, learning can’t be an either/or. It has to be a both/and. That is what we have been doing at OSLS for many years.
STEAM is something different because it involves the active engagement of the students in problem solving, critical thinking and cooperation.
We are coding! "Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path."
Giving It Our All (a message from the preschool)
Pastor Bill Hurst from Torrance California questions us...”Do we give it our all? Why does it seem to be a challenge to us who devote time, talent and treasure to the Gospel? How can we help these youngsters in our care see the value of that moment of generosity, no matter how small the gift may appear? How can we consecrate this moment for ourselves as well, placing all that we are and have in God’s hands?”
A survey was conducted last spring of Americans' educational preferences. The survey showed that among those who expressed a preference between public, private, or charter schools, over 83% gave top scores to private schools. Another result of the survey showed that 83% of Americans who had an opinion about private schools gave a score of an A or B to private schools.
The recent news that high school students’ SAT scores are at the lowest level in 10 years brings a whole host of questions to me about testing and the quality of education in general. I don’t want to even try to address the general quality question because there are so many factors that affect a student’s potential for success. However, it does cause me to pause and consider what we are doing here at Our Savior’s Lutheran School to promote and encourage the success of our students. Last week I wrote about one success factor explained in a study of students’ pro-social skills. The study showed that students who get along with others, share, are kind, etc. have a dramatically better chance for success in life.
This is my first blog as principal for Our Savior’s Lutheran School (OSLS). I wanted to provide a brief introduction to the school before I jump into the topic. The school at Our Savior’s has been in existence since 1956--starting as a preschool and adding elementary after just a few years. As Lutheran Christians, we follow the command of Jesus (Mark 12:30-31 & John 13:34) to love God and love our neighbor.