National Lutheran School Accreditation (NSLA)

Our Redeemer Lutheran School was recommended for accreditation through the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) process during the 2019-2020 school year.

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) is a process of self-evaluation followed by a visit of objective observers designed to help Lutheran schools improve the quality of their programs. The process is completely voluntary and available for every school operated by a single congregation, by an association of congregations, or by a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod or the Lutheran Church - Canada.

NLSA is a rigorous national accrediting process designed to evaluate schools based on their unique purpose as Lutheran schools. It helps schools evaluate not only the quality of the academics and programs, but also most importantly the spiritual dimension of the school. The standards and reports are similar to those used by other accrediting agencies, both secular and religious.

The National Accreditation Commission that is made up of representatives from various participating districts of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Church - Canada governs NLSA. The process is owned and operated by the District and Congregation Services of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and is a service of the LCMS School Ministry. 

Over 500 schools of all types are currently accredited by NLSA.