First Lutheran School

Believing all children are created and loved by God, First Lutheran School, together with family and church, provides a quality academic structure to educate children`s spirits, minds and bodies in a Christ-centered environment, preparing them as responsible citizens for Christian service and eternal life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1869

Student Body

Total Students154 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade First Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants, polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease visit our website for complete tuition information.
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, VolleyballBasketballCheering,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, First Lego League

School Notes

  • Academica's have always been at the top of our educational priority list at First Lutheran School. Though we follow Tennessee's Guidelines for Education and Core Knowledge, we strive to take your child well beyond state standards and our track record consistently has demonstrated success in doing so. It is our conviction is that no education is complete without the teachings of Jesus Christ. We see His teaching as the 'crown jewel' of an outstanding education. Learning of Jesus wisdom and love will make your child well prepared for the world, feel safer and more secure no matter what adversities may come. The earlier children learn of His truth and mercy, the more confident they are as they grow in academics, athletics, and the arts even into high school, college, and beyond. With Christ's teachings and our experienced and caring faculty and staff, our school is ready to prepare your child for tomorrow. We invite you to enroll today and learn how this is most certainly true. Our Mission We believe that all children are created and loved by God. First Lutheran School together with family and church educates children's spirits, minds, and bodies in a Christ-centered environment, preparing them for Christian service and eternal life. Our Objectives
    • To equip our students both spiritually and academically
    • To nurture them in Christian love as they grow in knowledge, attitudes, and skills
    • To enable our students to reach their full potential as Christian individuals and responsible citizens.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 713 students
    8.6 miles
    5914 Beaver Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865) 342-3811
    8.6 K-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: NS-12 | 384 students
    2.4 miles
    2329 Prosser Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    (865) 521-6054
    2.4 NS-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-12 | 904 students
    10.9 miles
    529 Academy Way
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865) 813-4225
    10.9 PK-12
  • Knoxville
    Grades: 1-12 | 30 students
    1.3 miles
    2434 E 5th Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37917
    (865) 524-3211
    1.3 1-12
  • Knoxville
    River's Edge Christian Academy
    River's Edge Christian Academy Photo - Graduation 2019
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 560 students
    5 miles
    5600 Western Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    (865) 201-1192
    5 PK-12

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