The primary purpose of St. Peter’s Lutheran School is to provide the opportunity for students to find identity, purpose and motivation for their life in Christ by living in grace and in the knowledge of Him as their Lord and Savior. St. Peter’s is vitally concerned with all the needs of the child: spiritual, intellectual, physical and social-emotional. Methods of instruction and nurture are adjusted for individual differences and the various stages of growth and development.
We believe that the most effective influences in a child’s life can be realized with the church, home, and school work together. We believe that each has an immediate and direct influence on the developing child. Their teacher helps students to develop their God-given gifts and abilities to make thoughtful decisions and take positive action. The parents help further these feelings by being loving and supporting of their children. St. Peter’s Lutheran School assists the congregation by supplying a means of evangelical outreach to the entire community.
In developing spiritual potential, St. Peter’s guides the child to:
- Recognize himself as a child of God,
- Acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of God and His love, and
- Become a caretaker of the environment and personal possessions with wise use of them.
In developing intellectualpotential, St. Peter’s guides the child to:
- Acquire the knowledge and skills in the elementary education,
- Develop an inquiring mind, thinking skills and skillful study habits, and
- Evaluate knowledge and experience in the light of God’s creation and care of the world.
In developing physical potential, St. Peter’s guides the child to:
- Regard the body and God’s creation, and
- Acquire physical skills and establish habits that contribute to healthy development.
In developing social-emotional potential, St. Peter’s guides the child to:
- Develop a positive self-concept,
- Develop personal responsibility,
- Develop caring relationships by recognizing the rights, privileges and individual differences of others, and
- Respect for authority of home, school, and government.