South County Lutheran schools accepting tours by appointment, celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week

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Outdoor learning in fall 2020 at Abiding Savior Lutheran School in South County.

More than 8,000 students at 34 Lutheran schools in the St. Louis area celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week, Jan. 24-30, 2021. The schools, members of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association, will mark the week with service projects, special activities, tours and open house events. Several schools will also celebrate their 100th day of school during the week.

The theme of this year’s celebration is Sent to Serve, based on Matthew 20:28: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

In the St. Louis area, several schools will host in-person tours or open houses at their respective campuses.

Lutheran schools represent the second largest private school system in the bi-state region and were among the first to return to full-time in-person learning in St. Louis and southern Illinois this summer and fall. In August, LESA awarded a record number of need-based scholarships to help Lutheran school students and families who were affected by the economic shutdown. Currently, 1 in 10 Lutheran school students receive some level of financial assistance from LESA.

Nationwide, 180,000 children in more than 1,900 preschools, elementary schools and high schools will celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week this year. The week, which occurs annually during the last week of January, gives Lutheran school students and staff a public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in schools of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For more information on National Lutheran Schools Week, visit https://www.lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.

LESA serves 8,000 students and 500 faculty and staff at 34 elementary and high schools in the St. Louis metro area, including four National Blue Ribbon schools and three National Lutheran Exemplary Schools.
“Lutheran schools serve children of all faiths, abilities and backgrounds, and provide meaningful tuition assistance to families that qualify,” LESA said in a news release.

To date, LESA has awarded more than $6.1 millionto St. Louis area families, touching the lives of more than 3,300 children. For more information, visit www.LESAstl.org, or call LESA at 314-200-0797. LESA is a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

St. Louis Area – South 

Abiding Savior, Mehlville 314-892-4408

  • Held an open house Sunday, Jan. 24,  1-3 pm

Green Park Lutheran, Green Park 314-544-4248

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Salem, Affton 314-353-9242

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

St. John’s, Arnold 636-464-7303

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour
  • New Student Enrollment Opens Feb. 1 

Word of Life, St. Louis Hills 314-832-1244

Call or email to arrange a personal tour

St. Louis Area – West 

Christ Community (CCLS), Kirkwood/Webster Groves 314-822-7774

Immanuel, Olivette 314-993-5004

  • Weekly “Tuesday Tours” @ 10:10 a.m., RSVP 314-993-5004

Immanuel, Washington 636-239-1636

  • Open Enrollment Night – Thurs., January 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Our Savior, Fenton 636-343-7511

  • Sunday, January 24, 1-3 pm
  • Reservations required due to Covid precautions – call 636-343-7511

St. John, Ellisville 636-386-0186

St. Mark’s, Eureka 636-938-4432

  • Virtual Tour – Click Here
  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

St. Paul’s, Des Peres  314-822-2771

    • Private Tours Available – Mon-Thurs at 3:45 p.m. Email Joanna Hoeltge, Admissions Coordinator, at jhoeltge@stpaulsdesperes.org to book your tour

Lutheran High Schools

Lutheran High School South 314-631-1400

Course Selection Night – Monday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. In-person or virtual options available. RSVP here. Join us as we map out your first year of high school classes!
Personal Tours available & encouraged – to set up a time, email Katy Schmitt, Admissions Director, at kschmitt@LSLancers.org

Lutheran North High School & Middle School

5401 Lucas & Hunt 314-389-3100

New Student Outreach Events:

Course Selection Nights – Monday, January 25 or Thursday, February 11, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Please register online as space is limited due to Covid restrictions. The link to register is Lutheran North Course Selection Night
Crusader Day Visits every Tuesday & Thursday morning at 9 am. Please call Becky Kammeier in Admissions to schedule your visit at 314-833-2942.

Lutheran High School St. Charles 636-928-5100

Personal Tours available & encouraged – to set up a time, email Lisa Gnade, Admissions Director, at gnade@lhssc.org

Illinois – Metro East

Good Shepherd, Collinsville 618-344-3153

  • Sunday, January 24, 1-3 pm

Holy Cross, Collinsville   618-344-3145

  • Sunday, January 31, 1-3 pm

St. John’s, Red Bud 618-282-3873

  •  Call or email to arrange a personal tour

St. Paul’s, Troy 618-667-6314

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Trinity, Edwardsville 618-656-7002

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Unity, East St. Louis 618-874-6605

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Zion, Belleville 618-234-0275

  • Sunday, January 31, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Zion, Bethalto  618-377-5507

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

St. Louis Area – North

Atonement, Florissant 314-837-1252

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Grace Chapel, Bellefontaine Neighbors 314-867-6564

  • Personal Tours Available Feb. 16-18, 4-5:30 pm – to book a time, call or email Irene Desmond, Admissions Director, at 314-867-6564, ext 224, or idesmond@gracechapelstl.org (additional dates & times available by appointment)
  • Virtual Tour – Link Coming Soon

River Roads, Baden 314-388-0300

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Salem Lutheran, Florissant 314-741-8220

Call or email to arrange a personal tour

St. Charles & Franklin Counties

Child of God, St. Peters  636-970-7080

  • In-person tours available by appointment:
    • January 25-29 – call for times
    • Saturday, January 30, 9-11 am
  • Enrollment Opens – February 1, 2021 at 9 am
  • Virtual Tour – Click Here

Immanuel, St. Charles 636-946-0051

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Immanuel, Wentzville 636-639-9887

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Messiah, Weldon Spring 636-329-1096

  • Call or email to arrange a personal tour

Zion, St. Charles 636-441-7424

Call or email to arrange a personal tour – schooloffice@zionbethalto.org