First Lutheran School

First Lutheran School promotes excellence in contemporary education with a caring Christian faculty and staff committed to providing challenging academic instruction in a joyful Christian setting to the whole community.
First Lutheran Church has been serving Holyoke and Western Massachusetts since 1867, providing over 130 years of dedicated and committed work for the Lord.
School offer a full-day four-year-old academic program.  Our teaching includes the social, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional learning processes.
Our "Letter People" is an engaging way to teach letter recognition and phonemic awareness.
First Lutheran Church and School has established a Christian Day School to offer a complete Christian education to its children and the children of the community.
It first opened in 1981.  The school offers a challenging curriculum of core subjects and electives.
We offer a nurturing, safe environment in which children grow academically and spiritually.
FLS has a faculty of qualified, dedicated individuals who meet state certification guidelines.
All hold Bachelor of Arts degrees; several have a Masters Degree.
The children from pre-school through 5th grade are in a self-contained classroom.
The Pre-school teacher has an aide.  Grades 6,7,and 8 are departmentalized.
The purpose of this organization will be to help parents and teachers in their mutual concern for greater effectiveness in Christian child training.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,200
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1981

Student Body

Total Students
88 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
First Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Collared, solid color shirts/blouses; khakis or similar pants, Solid color skirts/jumpers/dresses. Dress down days on Fridays

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Sliding tuition scale for second and subsequent children in same family
% on Financial Aid
6%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,600
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Robert Lastowski (Principal)
Admissions Associate
Christine Ferguson

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama Club

School Notes

  • First Lutheran School promotes excellence in contemporary education with a caring Christian faculty and staff committed to providing challenging academic instruction in a joyful Christian setting to the whole community.
  • First Lutheran Church has been serving Holyoke and Western Massachusetts since 1867, providing over 130 years of dedicated and committed work for the Lord.
  • School offer a full-day four-year-old academic program.
  • Our teaching includes the social, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional learning processes.
  • Our "Letter People" is an engaging way to teach letter recognition and phonemic awareness.
  • First Lutheran Church and School has established a Christian Day School to offer a complete Christian education to its children and the children of the community.
  • It first opened in 1981.
  • The school offers a challenging curriculum of core subjects and electives.
  • We offer a nurturing, safe environment in which children grow academically and spiritually.
  • FLS has a faculty of qualified, dedicated individuals who meet state certification guidelines.
  • All hold Bachelor of Arts degrees; several have a Masters Degree.
  • The children from pre-school through 5th grade are in a self-contained classroom.
  • The Pre-school teacher has an aide.
  • Grades 6,7,and 8 are departmentalized.
  • The purpose of this organization will be to help parents and teachers in their mutual concern for greater effectiveness in Christian child training.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does First Lutheran School cost?
First Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $7,200 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of First Lutheran School?
The acceptance rate of First Lutheran School is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 71%.
When is the application deadline for First Lutheran School?
The application deadline for First Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,200
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hampden County, MA is $20,860 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hampden County, MA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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