Guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with School provides Christ-centered training in God’s Word integrated with excellence in education. The central purpose of our school is to nurture each child’s faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and to equip each child to live and to bear witness to that faith.
The teachers of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with School personally and publicly bear witness to their faith in Jesus Christ. Teachers and students daily worship God and study His Word as found in the Bible. God’s law is taught without apology. The Gospel of God’s forgiveness through His Son, Jesus Christ, is taught daily with joy and relationships are based upon the Gospel and forgiveness. The school serves as a mission agency of our church, in that all students, regardless of church background or membership, are taught according to this philosophy. Physical evidence of the Christian faith throughout the school helps to define and bear witness to the school’s mission.
Using their God-given abilities, teachers, staff, and volunteers will strive for excellence as they use effective, current learning and teaching materials. Students are prepared to become responsible stewards of their talents and treasures in a joy-filled Christian life.
Our Redeemer holds high, yet appropriate, expectations for its students. Students need to be both challenged and helped toward success. Appropriate evaluation of student performance, both formal and informal, occurs before, during and after teaching.
We seek to develop the basic skills of learning; thinking; solving problems, making value judgments and decisions; and respecting self, others, and property. Our school also teaches children how to apply concepts such as individual responsibility, the common good, by grace alone, and living “by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.
We serve families by assisting parents to carry out their parental responsibilities in Christian education. We promote a close relationship between school, home, and congregation.
We encourage parents to provide the primary training of their children, to have family devotions, and to take their children to weekly worship services. The school exists as a secondary partner in the Christian and overall training of their children.
Our Redeemer students receive instruction in the following subjects (as appropriate for the students' age and grade):
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
- Music (General Music, or one of our singing and/or bell choirs)
- Band (students in 5th - 8th grade may choose to participate; they receive weekly lessons and a weekly session with the "big band" consisting of all three local parochial schools (Our Redeemer, St. Andrew, and Delavan Christian School)
In addition, older students may select various elective classes and subjects, mostly taught by volunteer parents or congregation members - these currently include the following:
- Lego Robotics
- Scuba Diving
The list of available electives can change each year depending on availability of volunteer teachers.
Our Redeemer students also participate in one large, full-school activity per year that involves all of the students and teachers - these activities are done on a rotating schedule over six years:
Christian Musical (every other year)
Science Fair, aka the Exploration Celebration
Fine Arts Fair
The schedule for these events for the next full rotation is:
2019-2020: Science Fair, aka the Exploration Celebration
2020-2021: Christian Musical
2021-2022: Mission Fair
2022-2023: Christian Musical
2023-2024: Fine Arts Fair
2024-2025: Christian Musical