Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Motivated by Christ’s love, children excel in everyday activities. In addition to studying God’s Word, each child has the opportunity to develop God-pleasing habits and values.
We believe as disciples of Jesus Christ that all believers are commissioned to teach the truth of His Gospel to all people. It is therefore our responsibility to proclaim God’s Word to all students under our care so that the Holy Spirit can work faith and nurture it in their hearts. God’s truth, revealed through His inerrant Word, is not only taught in the religion curriculum but permeates all areas of the school’s curriculum, activities, and environment.
Mathematics is a wonderful blessing from God showing the structure and order of His creation. Mathematics is the logical study of quantity, form, arrangement and magnitude by the use of rigorously defined concepts and symbols and by properties of quantities and relations. Mathematics incorporates numbers methodologies which will benefit the students as they make sue of them. Good Shepherd’s math curriculum aims to promote the development of the students’ God-given skills for use in their daily lives.
As a core foundation of all other academic growth, Good Shepherd Lutheran prioritizes English Languages Arts the day students begin Kindergarten until graduation day. From direct instruction to independent writing across the disciplines students are immersed in diverse forms of language arts instruction and process. To be best prepared for achievement in secondary and tertiary education, for advancement in a career, for competence in all forms of adult life, and for the ability to share the Word with others, English Language Arts will always be at center of all grades academic tasks.
We view reading as an essential tool that allows us to study God’s Word and to function better in society as students work towards being college and career ready. Reading allows us to gain knowledge of and insight into the world which God has given us. Reading enables us to receive enjoyment, gain appreciation, and make meaningful, personal connections to life.
At Good Shepherd we believe developing a second language is an increasingly important to learn early in a student’s education. Research shows that the earlier a student learns a language, the more likely he or she is to retain it. Students in our Spanish classes will improve their cognitive growth, be introduced to new cultures, and develop their Spanish language abilities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
We teach the disciplines of science guided by God’s truth, grounded in His Word. Science opens our eyes to the wonders of God’s creation and the natural order He established. Science enables us to gain a knowledge of how to live a healthy and God-pleasing life. The foundations and methods of science are integral to college and career paths and are necessary for a citizen in today’s world.
At Good Shepherd, social studies and all the disciplines within (history, civics, government, geography, culture and economics) are useful and necessary in the development of the complete student. We value skills and content as equally important pillars of proper social studies education. Through the lens of God’s truth, students evaluate sources, examine multiple perspectives, think critically about issues, and grow in their knowledge of history. We believe a thorough education in the discipline of social studies is paramount in growing the students of Good Shepherd into conscientious citizens of our community, our country, and the world.
Music and the ability to produce music are precious gifts of God and are used for his glory and in his service. God in his Word repeatedly urges Christians to use music. “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp” (Psalm 147:7). “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth” (Psalm 96:1). “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:19,20). Christians use music to worship God, to aid in building his kingdom, and to enhance the quality of life.
Art in its various forms is an integral part of each person’s existence. Each student has been given some artistic ability and needs to develop their God-given talent to its fullest extent. This will aid the student in appreciating the beauty which God has created. Artistic talents should also be developed which can serve to glorify God and enrich our lives. (Matthew 25:14-30; Exodus 36:1-2; Job 12:7-9)
Our bodies are gifts from God, and as such, we will strive to fully understand how our bodies are to be used for God’s glory. Physical Education empowers us to respect the bodies God gave us, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and endeavor to improve abilities in a variety of sports, motor skills, and specialized movements.
About Good Shepherd
At Good Shepherd the academics are challenging. The teachers are nurturing and the lessons learned are for a lifetime, and beyond. Here, children from Pre-K through 8th grade learn, grow and achieve in an environment enriched with Christian teachings and morals. It’s an education devoted to preparing young minds and hearts for the world that awaits. Academics Equipped with high academic standards, positive parental involvement, and caring Christian teachers, the students at Good Shepherd School can strive to reach their full potential.