Founded in 1980, Good Shepherd Lutheran School offers a well-rounded elementary education taught in the light of God`s Word within an intimate setting.
The average classroom size of 16 students allows for our staff of caring teachers to devote quality time to classroom instruction. Our students consistently score higher on standardized tests than their public school counterparts.
A family-friendly atmosphere is evidence of many active and involved parents.
Accredited through the Minnesota Non-Public School Accreditation Association (MNSAA)
Our school provides a safe and secure environment for all students.
At Good Shepherd, we take very seriously the privilege, challenge, and responsibility entrusted to us when assisting parents in providing a Christian education for their children.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 169 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,386
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1980

Student Body

Total Students
169 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Good Shepherd Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Dress should be appropriate for witnessing one's life of faith.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance is available. Discounts apply for multiple siblings.
% on Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Forensics Club, Lego Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Group Band and Individual Lessons, Junior Chimes, Junior Choir, Math Bowl, Spelling Bee

School Notes

  • Founded in 1980, Good Shepherd Lutheran School offers a well-rounded elementary education taught in the light of God`s Word within an intimate setting.
  • The average classroom size of 14 students allows for our staff of 10 caring teachers to devote quality time for classroom instruction.
  • Our students consistently score higher on standardized tests than their public school counterparts.
  • A family-friendly atmosphere is evidence of many active and involved parents.
  • The school is accredited through the Minnesota Non-Public School Accreditation Association (MNSAA).
  • Our school provides a safe and secure environment for all students.
  • At Good Shepherd we take very seriously the privilege, challenge and responsibility entrusted to us when assisting parents in providing a Christian education for their children.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 169 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,386
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Dakota County, MN is $8,743 for elementary schools and $14,028 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dakota County, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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