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Parkland Evangelical Lutheran Church

12309 Pacific Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98444

(253) 537-1901


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Parkland Lutheran School was founded in an effort to provide Christ- centered Lutheran education and academic excellence for members of our church and the surrounding communities. The intent of the school it to meet the needs of the child as a whole… intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. The study of God's Word is the most important part of the curriculum. We are confident that as we make this the most important part of our curriculum, God's blessing will surely rest on all that we teach.

The spiritual education of the student is provided through the teaching of the Bible and the atmosphere, guidance and discipline, which permeate the entire day. All students are expected to participate in the religious education program including weekly chapel services.

The intellectual education of the child is approached from the principle that the child must be taught beginning at the level at which he or she is and progressing toward the development of his or her fullest potential. Goals and standards are set for the students, which will prove to be challenging, attainable, and realistic to their world. Their education is geared to living, providing them with the tools to meet the future expectations of life as responsible Christian citizens.

The emotional, social and physical education of the child revolves around the educational climate of the classroom. With the love of Christ, and the example of a Christian educator, the child is surrounded with concern and understanding. It is objective of PLS to provide an environment in which the child function securely, developing these areas of his or her education as a daily experience. These philosophical objectives are attainable only through the help and guidance of God coupled with the parents and school forming a joint venture in education. The harmonious relationship of child- teacher- parent and God provides the setting and environment for optimum education. PLS strives for this optimum on a daily basis. Since PLS desires to serve as an extension of the home in the vital Work of Christian education, we look to the parents to guide their children in developing Christian values and attitudes. A Christian family should conduct family devotions and attend worship services regularly. We urge all students in our school to attend church at Parkland Lutheran of their own church on a weekly basis. If you have no "church home", we invite you to worship with us
Excerpted from the preschool's website