St. Peter's Lutheran School

719 5th Street
Columbus, IN 47201-0472
Tel: (812)372-5266
Grades: K-8 | 399 students
The purpose of our school is to equip children to be responsible, productive adults in the 21st Century, who above all else, love Jesus.  St. Peter’s Lutheran School is a nurturing environment where students learn among people who share your values and faith.  St. Peter’s Lutheran School is a center of quality holistic learning, emphasizing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Teachers have a special calling to provide moral, ethical, spiritual, and academic guidance to students.  Small class sizes enable a high degree of one-on-one learning and deeper relationships between students and teachers. 

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1863

Student Body

Total Students 399 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade St. Peter's Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 21 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Appropriate clothing is required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,793
Tuition Notes Financial Aid and State Vouchers are availalbe
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, VolleyballBasketballCheering,

School Notes:

As an integral part of our teaching church, St. Peter’s Lutheran School offers children a wonderful opportunity to grow spiritually and academically… all in a nurturing and caring environment. 

  • Offering a quality CHRISTIAN EDUCATION program for 149 years
  • GRADES K-8
  • 400 STUDENTS (average class size of 21 students)
  • A fully ACCREDITED nonpublic school (National Lutheran School Accreditation, AdvancED, & Indiana Department of Education Accreditation)
  • “Highly Qualified” State-Certified TEACHERS
  • Comprehensive and challenging ACADEMIC programs
  • SERVICEOpportunities for ALL Students
  • HONOR’S PROGRAM for Grades 7-8
  • RESOURCE program available (4 part time teachers… inclusion and pull-out)
  • COMPUTER technology instruction for all students (Digital Projectors, High Speed Internet, MOBI’s,  and Classroom Response Systems Available)
  • MUSIC, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, and ART programs for all grade levels
  • PRAISE BAND and CHOIR available for students in grades 6-8
  • SPORTS programs (8th Grade Girls and Boys Basketball each have earned 2nd and 4th Place Finishes at the National Tournament over the Past Five Years.) 
  • ACADEMIC TEAMS (Spell Bowl, Math Bowl, Geography Bee, Lego Robotics)
  • TRANSPORTATION available through BCSC
  • Intentionally Teaching about JESUS every day

Profile last updated: 09/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Columbus Christian School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Children Inc #2 (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Columbus Christian School (1.7 miles away)
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  • Columbus
    Children Inc #2
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 43 students
    0.4 miles
    825 Washington St
    Columbus, IN 47201
  • Columbus
    Grades: PK-12 | 204 students
    1.7 miles
    3170 Indiana Ave
    Columbus, IN 47201
  • Columbus
     St Bartholomew School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 351 students
    1.7 miles
    1306 27th St
    Columbus, IN 47201
  • Columbus
    Grades: PK-5 | 67 students
    1.8 miles
    2320 Midway St
    Columbus, IN 47201
  • Columbus
    Central Avenue KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 58 students
    2.6 miles
    3625 Central Ave.
    Columbus, IN 47203

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