Altamont Lutheran Interparish School

Altamont Lutheran Interparish School serves 169 students in grades Kindergarten-8 and is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).
The student:teacher of Altamont Lutheran Interparish School is 14:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1960

Student Body

Total Students169 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Altamont Lutheran Interparish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,600
Tuition NotesDiscount for second and third child in the family.


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,

School Notes

Interparish Association

ALIS is owned and supported by the four LCMS congregations in the Altamont area that make up the Association, namely Bethlehem, Immanuel, St. Paul (Blue Point), and Zion. The school is operated through a Board of Directors elected by the Association`s congregations.

High Quality Christian Education
  • ALIS provides a top quality education with a special emphasis on Christian education.
  • All teachers are state certified and on the commissioned roster of the LCMS.
  • Parents are encouraged and assisted in "training up" their children in the Christian life through frequent teacher contact and parent conferences.
  • Many graduates are recognized for their outstanding achievements during high school, both in academics and extracurricular activities.

Religious Instruction
  • Spiritual training includes not only religion classes in all grades, but also emphasis in applying the Christian perspective in all subject areas and extracurricular activities.
  • Devotions and prayer times are a normal part of the daily routine.
  • Chapel services are held weekly.Lutheran Confirmation instruction is given in grades 7 & 8.


ALIS offers a challenging curriculum, and has dedicated, caring, Christian teachers who feel it is important for the children to see all of their lives from the perspective of God`s Word.


Core subjects at ALIS include Religion, English Language Arts, Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, World History, Art, Music/Band, and Physical Education.  The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod teachings are integrated throughout the curriculum.  Technology is also integrated with 1 to 1 computing.  Kindergarten through 4th grades have 1 to 1 iPad's, and grade 5-8 are 1 to 1 chromebooks.  Smart technology is utilized daily in each classroom.

Extracurricular Activities

All students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities.  These activities include the sports of basketball, volleyball, track, baseball, softball, and cheerleading.  Band instruction is offered during the school day in conjunction with the local public school beginning in the 5th grade. 

Students sing in local churches and nursing homes, participate in school musicals, and in marching band and talent shows.

Some added benefits-
  • ALIS is fortunate to have strong parental support including an active PTL.
  • Class size averages 1:20, with one classroom at each grade level from K-8.
  • Public school bus transportation is provided within the Altamont district.
  • Hot lunches are served daily at a nominal cost.
  • ALIS enjoys a good working relationship with the public school system.
  • Non-Lutherans and Lutherans are welcome to attend ALIS.
  • Local Lutheran churches provide worship, Bible study and Sunday School opportunities.
  • Community preschool education through Frog Pond Nursery School.

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Altamont Lutheran Interparish School is Mid-america Preparatory School (17.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Sacred Heart Elementary School (10.9 miles away)
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