Philosophy, Graduate Profile
The philosophy of
Faith Lutheran School reflects a vision for our students as they
develop the understandings, attitudes, skills, and habits necessary
for effective functioning as a child of God. We believe that the
whole person is God’s foremost creation. Therefore, we endeavor
to provide experiences which enable each student to develop
spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially in a
Christ-centered environment – always aware of the individuality of
program is Bible-based and Christ-centered, as it proclaims the
relevance of the Christian to contemporary times and situations.
Prayer and God’s Word influence all areas of school life. Each
child is guided to develop an understanding of himself as a child of
God, through faith in Christ Jesus, enabling him to live in God’s
world as His child.
We believe that
each child must be equipped for an ever-changing and complex world
and society. Therefore our academic program incorporates high
standards and challenges which enable students to become life-long
learners who are capable of critical and independent thought and
effective communication skills. Faith Lutheran School believes that
a partnership with our school families and community members is
paramount in making it possible for our students to attain this
Profile of a Faith
Lutheran School Graduate
graduate of Faith Lutheran School:
confidence and a God-pleasing self-concept
demonstrates integrity, generosity of spirit, and responsible
growing knowledge and increased understanding of God’s Word so that
he is able to relate and apply these learnings to life situations
educational, and personal development
challenge of future educational endeavors through academic
serves as a
positive role model to others by exhibiting Christian values in word
and deed as reflected in the Mission and Philosophy of Faith
Church was organized in 1954. Desirous of a Christian education for
their children, the congregation began Faith Lutheran School in 1958
with the primary grades. Additional grades were added until Grade 6 was
reached in 1963. Faith Lutheran School again expanded with the addition
of Grade 7 in 1971 and Grade 8 in 1972. In 1987 a Pre-Kindergarten for
4-year-old children was added. A Pre-Kindergarten for 3-year-old
children was added in 1998. Lutheran school are not newcomers to the
educational scene. Many antedate the formation of our Lutheran
Church-Missouri Synod in 1847. Today the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
operates 1,033 early childhood centers, 994 elementary schools, and 63
high schools. Our church body believes very strongly in full-time
Pre-Kindergarten is licensed for operation by the State
of Louisiana. The curriculum at all other levels is state-approved.
School admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin
to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally
accorded or made available to its students. It is non-discriminatory on
the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin.
extra-curricular and co-curricular programs to provide students the
opportunities for growth in all areas – spiritual, intellectual,
physical, and social as stated in the school’s philosophy. These
activities expand students’ horizons, teach them responsibility, and
prepare students for a successful future.
co-curricular activities offered to Faith’s students include:
- Art Club
- Computer Club
- Acolytes and
Faith has a
full-sized gymnasium which allows for sports and physical education
programs for students. Faith Lutheran School is a member of the New
Orleans Area Lutheran School’s Athletic League and students participate
in their program of competitive sports with other Lutheran schools in
the area. Participation is on a voluntary basis and is considered an
extra-curricular activity for Grades 4 – 8.
(girls & boys)
- Cabbage Ball
- Track (boys
As part of the
educational program, Faith Lutheran School students are afforded the
opportunity to participate in a number of field trips, visiting such
- the zoo
- the aquarium
- local museums
- Pumpkin Patch
- River cruises
- Plays and
- During Lutheran
Schools Week (Jan. 27- Mar 2, 2013) students participate in
worship and other special activities, jointly, with other Lutheran
Schools in the area.
Kindergarten, and First Grade Students are treated to a water day and
train day each year. Students in grades 2 – 8
participate in an annual Field Day.
also enjoy performances by The Atlantic Coast Theater group, which
visits our school once or twice a year.
Hours; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Care Program: Before and After School
The Extended Care
Program serves Faith’s families by providing quality and caring
childcare for its students during extended hours of the day.
Before-School Care is provided from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. and After-School
Care is offered from 3:00 to 6:00 each school day. (There is no charge
for the last 15 minutes of morning care and the first 15 minutes of
evening care.) A Homework Center is available Monday through Thursday.
Our Extended Care Program supports our school’s mission and is therefore
based on Christian values and morals.
Faith offers a hot
lunch program in affiliation with the Archdiocesan Food Services
Program. Lunch menus are sent home monthly and parents are notified
periodically when additional lunches need to be ordered.
Club (PTC) is organized to bring into closer relationship the home, the
church, and the school, so that families and teachers may cooperate more
effectively in the training of their children. In keeping with this
purpose, the PTC’s program is primarily educational. Every parent or
guardian of a Faith Lutheran School student and the teachers of Faith
are automatically members of the PTC. Meetings are held regularly
during the year.