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Our Mission

It is the mission of Good Shepherd Lutheran School to offer an enriched environment with academic excellence in a nurturing Christian setting.

 

Our Philosophy

Good Shepherd Lutheran School is a mission of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and exists as a coeducational, Christian day school, encompassing preschool and kindergarten through eighth grade.

GSLS is a unique, WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) accredited program that incorporates a carefully planned curriculum in which children feel both challenged and supported. Students are nurtured while being given the foundation they need for life. Whether they are in preschool, elementary, or middle school, they are treated with respect and are expected to do so with their peers and teachers. Teachers and staff are trained to identify and constructively resolve confilict, providing guidance to help students make age appropriate decisions that will help them throughout their lives and academic career.

We have also partnered with NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) and began MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing. We test each child each year starting in the second grade going through eighth grade. The testing is given at the beginning and end of the school year. This growth test measures what students know and what they are ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s performance, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance—whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.