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Our Savior's Lutheran School

200 Avenida San Pablo
San Clemente, CA 92672

(949) 492-6165


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"1. Learning Philosophy:
We believe that the following pillars work together to form the best
possible foundation for academic and character development.
· dedicated teachers and staff
· excellent curriculum
· supportive home environment
· school environment that is civil and stresses love of God and
We will do all that we can to support and strengthen these pillars.
We believe that our Lutheran context informs and improves our
commitment to excellence in education
2. Faith Formation/Lutheranism:
We are Lutherans, and as a ministry of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, we
communicate the Good News of God's love for all people through Jesus Christ.
We learn and teach about God's love for us by encouraging lively involvement
with the scriptures and by sharing the gifts and traditions of the Lutheran Church.
While we are a Christian school, we welcome all people and faith traditions.
3. School community, atmosphere and communication:
We believe the loving, kind atmosphere of our school community is one of
our greatest strengths, and we are committed to maintaining and deepening that
atmosphere. We are inclusive, tolerant, and entirely non-discriminatory.
We practice [and insist upon] civil behavior among adults and towards our
students, and encourage such behavior amongst the students while being aware
that their age generally provides much opportunity for discussion and
We are dedicated to open, clear, honest communication with parents on
all topics excepting those where the law, or common courtesy, calls for privacy.
We are committed to soliciting the input of all of our stakeholders so that we can
make decisions with the benefit of the maximum amount of information.
4. Excellence in Education:
We are committed to excellence in our curriculum, our staff and our
teachers. We believe in advancing the education of each of our students in
accordance with their individual abilities. We believe that each student should be
treated and expected to act as a constructive, valuable and helpful member of
the school community.
We believe that service to others is one of the most important values to
teach our students, and we call on each family to model that value for the
students by serving the school community with volunteer hours each year and by
participation in special opportunities to reach out beyond ourselves and care for
We will provide each student with excellent curriculum, dedicated and
talented faculty, a Lutheran Christian context and the benefits of our
environment, atmosphere and values. Each student is more likely to reach their
academic and social potential if the lessons taught at school are reinforced,
extended and modeled at home.
5. Physical Facilities:
We are committed to having the best school facilities our resources allow
and improving the school facilities from time to time as special gifts, capital
campaigns, and other opportunities make possible."
Excerpted from the preschool's website