Gloria Dei Lutheran School is a concentrated response to Christ's Word, "Suffer the little children to come unto me.." and "As you have done it to the least of these, you have done it unto me..." This school's ministry is both an expression of God's loving care and an example of how education and child care are best implemented. We as Christians are Christ's hands, minds, voices, and hearts in the world. Children come to Gloria Dei Lutheran School as a sacred trust. Parents place the lives of their children directly into our care, trusting that we will demonstrate in deed who we say we are — the people of God — sensitively aware, lovingly caring, and creatively positive, all with the consistency of faithfulness.
The guiding philosophy of Gloria Dei Lutheran School is to build on the natural excitement for learning that a child normally demonstrates. This school believes that a child's growth encompasses a wide range of educational, physical, emotional, social, and religious aspects.
This growth can best be met by providing a Christian learning environment through teachers who have the capacity for loving and learning with their children.
Our teachers are called upon to identify the child's "growing edges" and to stimulate, but not force, the student's growth. We want each of our children to be positively reinforced in his process of becoming the best he can be. This goal can be met by providing an educational environment and educational materials that surpass what is generally offered elsewhere, and one that is grounded in the pursuit of excellence.
The New Testament uses the Greek word "Diakonia" to express the mission of the church in terms of service. By cradling clearly defined goals and objectives and proven learning programs and materials in an environment of Christian love and acceptance, this school is an example of meeting the call to service in God's world. “In the Pursuit of Excellence”