Why Lutheran Education?

I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. – Genesis 12:2

Why Lutheran High School does what it does…

LHS strives to challenge how education has always been done.  We believe that all students can be leaders, innovators and life changers.  LHS is not interested in the status quo of education but helping it open to new horizons.

Our students are challenged with customized college prep curriculum and 21st century classroom tools to prepare them for a future that allows them to dynamically be a part of any type of organization they may desire.

Lutheran High School is proud of all of our alumni.  They are changing San Antonio and the world beyond in areas like engineering, urban farming, pharmacy, marine biology, church work, medical doctors and nurses, and so many other areas.

LHS is more than a school training up workers.  Lutheran High is a place that encourages care in our community and a commitment to family and Christian ethics.  We believe our leaders will make the greatest impact not by what they know, but by the way they share what they know.

LHS believes it is a blessing to be able to talk about God and those personal questions that all people struggle with. Lutheran is committed to developing students, not only in academics, but in faith, in body, and in community.  We just happen to turn out many of the top student leaders in San Antonio.

Christian Worldview

  • Lutheran Schools are thoroughly Christ-centered, evangelical, and Bible based – committed to planting and nurturing a Christian worldview in students’ lives, lifestyles, and hearts.
  • Lutheran Schools pursue and offer excellence and quality.
  • Lutheran Schools focus on a holistic style of education.  They focus not only on the academic and athletic but also the spiritual and psychological development of their students.

Stable, Large, Experienced, Successful

  • The Lutheran School system reaches over 288,000 students nationwide.
  • The Lutheran School system is the largest Protestant school system in the United States. There are over 2,526 preschools, elementary and middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries that make up LCMS schools nationwide.
  • The Lutheran School system operates 130 high schools across the nation.
  • The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod operates 10 high quality liberal arts universities across the nation — Concordia University-Texas is just north of us in Austin!  These universities prepare students not just for making a living, but more importantly for “making a life” that makes a difference for Christ.  The Concordia’s produce graduates in fields such as business, nursing and pre-med, education, engineering and so much more.

Academically Excellent

  • Lutheran school students test 23% higher than the national average on standard achievement tests.
  • Average SAT/ACT test scores of students attending Lutheran high schools are well above the national average. Students in Lutheran schools at every grade level, and especially in middle school and high school, have more developmental assets than students in public schools, according to Search Institute.

Higher Education Equipped

  • Lutheran High School of San Antonio has  top performing classes and clubs in anti-cyber terrorism and robotics.
  • 43 dual credit/AP courses are available through NATIONALLY accredited universities and the Advanced Placement program.
  • 96% college acceptance rate
  • LHS focuses on helping teach student how to think, not what to think.

Christ-centered and Mission Minded

  • Since our schools are “mission outposts,” sharing the love of Christ is central to everything we do and say.   Our faith is integrated across the curriculum.  As a result, many children are baptized and many families join congregations and become active in the life of the church.

Lutheran Schools Make a Difference that Matters *

Reliable statistical research* from a study of people who attended Lutheran schools reveals that they…

1) report more frequent experiences with the Lord in their personal lives

2) exhibit a more consistent belief in Jesus

3) profess a greater clarity on the way of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone

4) display more Biblical knowledge

5) engage in a fuller devotional life

6) do more witnessing to others about Jesus

7) have a greater awareness of the presence of the Lord in one’s whole life

8) give a higher value to relationships with Christ and other persons

9) show more reasonable respect for authority

10) live out stronger tendencies to be forgiving and personally forthright with other people

11) evidence greater avoidance of over-simplistic views (such as viewing complex social issues as more than mere power struggles)

12) reveal less tendency to be anxious about life and their faith

13) are less swayed by their peers

ï         The research also proved that the more years a person attended a Lutheran school, the more significant the difference became.

* Milo Brekke, How Different Are People Who Attended Lutheran Schools; based on data compiled by Youth Research Center