At Zion Lutheran School we offer a strong primary level education for families interested in excellent, Christ-centered education.
Schedule: The primary school classes of grades 1-5 operate on the same full-time schedule as the middle level grades of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Class meets daily Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm.
Classes: Depending on the size of the different classes, Zion occasionally makes use of combined grade classrooms. For the 2023-2024 year, grades K-4 will be separate grade classrooms. The 5th/6th grade class will continue to be a combined grade. All classes will be capped at max of 24, whether separate or combined. Not sure about how a combined grade class works – keep reading!
Benefits of the combined classroom: There are many reasons that a combined classroom can provide a superior education for your child:
Students will have the same teacher for two years; in this time students and teachers develop a strong relationship that facilitates learning. Teachers gain an intimate knowledge of each student’s strengths and weaknesses and can tailor lessons to meet the child’s needs.
Students thrive academically. In a combination classroom, some subjects are taught whole class on a two year cycle and other classes are taught separately by grade or level of achievement.
Students in the higher of the two classes often develop leadership skills and serve as models and mentors to their younger classmates. This is how we maintain such a positive and well-behaved student body. The older students model to the younger each year.
Cost: $4886.90 a year. Don’t let this number scare you, we offer scholarships and tuition assistance to those who would like to send their child to Zion but are unable to afford it. We never want finances to be a deterrent to a family wanting to send their child to Zion.
Teachers: We are pleased to have the following teachers and their respective classes: Mrs. Liz Gaunt will teach 1st grade for the 2023-2024 school year. Mrs. Joy Barefoot will teach the 2nd grade, and Mrs. Christina Long will teach the 3rd grade. Mrs. Willers will teach the combined 5th/6th grade. (see faculty page for more information)
Registration Form: 2023-2024 First thru Eighth Grade Registration Form